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Title: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: Anne on June 23, 2015, 08:17:25 PM
A plate bought for 20 at a boot fair sells for 7,000 at auction!  :thd:
http://www.1818auctioneers.co.uk/news/article/58/Car-boot-find-sells-for--pound-7000/
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: user9318 on June 25, 2015, 07:00:28 AM
It can happen sometimes, if you know what to look out for.
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: Anne on June 25, 2015, 11:31:48 AM
Indeed! Mind you I'd have bought it at a boot fair too cos it was a nice piece...  not sure which boot fair it was, but somewhere near me, and the auction it sold at is my local one too. I must pop along one day and see what they have there.  It's been years since I went to an auction!
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: user9318 on June 26, 2015, 06:40:13 AM
I have never found anything that good at a boot fair. Best thing I found, was at an antique centre, it was a Victorian Minton tile, paid 20 and knew it was a lot more than that - 250, not as good as the Burmantofts!
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: Tigerchips on June 27, 2015, 03:26:27 AM
A Russian silver enamel box and a silver bowl are the best things that i've bought from car boot, as far as i can remember.

You can see the silver bowl here...
http://www.yobunny.com/pottery/index.php?topic=11107.msg31839#msg31839
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: Anne on June 27, 2015, 05:12:31 AM
That's lovely TC.  :)   I'm not sure what my best find would be... 
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: user9318 on June 27, 2015, 10:01:53 AM
I like the silver bowl, nice finds.

The only good silver find I had was a Britannia silver sugar caster hallmarked for 1702, paid just under 600 for it and I did sell it in the end for 1,950
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: Anne on June 27, 2015, 11:23:51 PM
That was a good profit! :)

I've decided that my best buy was probably my mirrors - 25 for them both!
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: user9318 on June 28, 2015, 07:34:38 AM
Oooh, I like them, what a fantastic buy!
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: Anne on June 28, 2015, 02:52:08 PM
They were! Plus from the same person I picked up an oblong sandwich plate for 2.50 which I later sold on for around 32.00 so that covered the cost of all three items!   :cheerleader:

The mirrors are approx 24" x 18" each and no damage on either of them. The curvy one hangs in our bedroom, the tri-coloured one in the lounge. It gets much-commented on by visitors!!!  :bny:
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: user9318 on June 29, 2015, 06:50:54 AM
:-) its nice when you get bargains like that, doesn't happen everyday though. I have to start getting to more fairs!
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: Anne on June 29, 2015, 01:40:55 PM
It rarely happens to me! :). Even our local charity shops are more about clothes than bric a brac these days... 
Title: Re: A late 19th century Burmantofts faience plaque
Post by: user9318 on June 30, 2015, 07:23:24 AM
The charity shops round here have a dealer go round and he buys all the good stuff from them before they even hit the shelves, the rest he prices up for them and its always at the high end, you see those pieces sit there for months.

I did go recently to the charity shops locally a month or so ago and the quality has gone down in most of them round here. Likewise, there seemed to be less bric a brac and more clothes and kids toys.