Beautiful Carved Wooden Cigarette Box: £2.99
Can you imagine how long it must have taken for someone to carve it? And the hinges! No naff nails or bent screws; no, the hinges have been expertly slotted into the wood so that they are barely visible.
The bonus, though, is the contents – a lovely selection of odourless multicoloured buttons, some plastic and some metal, some in little polythene bags, some… WAIT! WHAT’S THIS?
GOLD! Ted has truck gold!!!
Yes, there in the bottom of the box is a 9-carat thingummybob!
This glistening item is ¾” long. Assuming that it weighs ½ gm, and given that the current price of gold is about £850 per ounce, this wee item of jewellery is worth around £5 (or about £2.50 if it only weighs ¼ gm). And the box only cost £2.99!!!