Monday’s Piece

Would you believe it? A large quantity of colourful and functional glass paperweights were found in the back of a Salisbury warehouse. They had been lying there for 25 years and we were able to sell them in our shop for 2/6d each. They hardly moved until, told by a Johannesburg antique dealer, that they were worth much more, we put them up to 5/-d each. They have since sold like ‘hot cakes’ and only 29 remain. Daft isn’t it? But the same Johannesburg man told us that most of our prices are daft and visitors from all over the world tell us the same thing.

John Lentell – Barum & Sarum

December 29th, 1967


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