You don't get this with a Kindle download!!

  canarieslover 08:37 30 Oct 2011
Locked
Answered

I bought a book in a second hand bookshop yesterday and started reading last night. Previous owner had probably read it on the plane back from Uganda as he had used a 1000 shilling note as a bookmark. Current worth about 24p so it wasn't a really expensive bookmark. I've found letters, train and theatre tickets, betting slips and all sorts of other convenient bookmarks over the years but this is the first time I have had a banknote. What valuable or just peculiar bookmarks have other users found over the years?

  morddwyd 08:48 30 Oct 2011
Answer

Not exactly a bookmark, but I bought a book in a library redundant books sale for 50p.

It was Doenitz;s memoirs (really boring and self indulgent!).

When I got it home I found it was a signed copy. Might not be worth much, but more than 50p.

  interzone55 11:44 30 Oct 2011

I once found a 1,000,000 reichsmark note in a book, worth very little as it was in poor condition, but probably worth more than the book.

My ex-wife used to work as a librarian and saw many odd bookmarks including STI test result cards, a birth certificate, and a raw bacon rasher...

  Forum Editor 17:28 30 Oct 2011

I can't equal the raw bacon rasher for wierdness, but I did have an unusual experience with a copy of 'Tale of two cities'once.

I bought a very nice leather-bound copy in a secondhand bookshop in Norfolk, and took it back to our rented holiday cottage for a good read. That evening I settled myself in an armchair for a good read, opened my book...and out fell a full colour, very explicit photograph of a naked young woman. On the back she had written 'To whoever finds this - see what you're missing, love Susan'.

If you're out there Susan, I would just like to say thanks.

  canarieslover 18:25 30 Oct 2011

FE That is sure going to be hard to beat!!

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

Illustrator Sylvain Tegroeg created thousands of intricate line drawings for the mobile game…

Best iPad buying guide 2017

Comment télécharger une application indisponible en France ?