Gromet Mug: 75p
This mug was specially commissioned by a company called PG Tips to manufacture and supply mugs which represented a canine character created by a man called Nick Park of Aardman Animations.
This unused purchase, which was in its original box, will appear in a Sotheby’s auction at a future date, the actual year being finely judged so as to maximise the potential gain.
Two Enid Blyton Books: 60p
These ever-popular books are becoming harder and harder to find, and these too will, at some time in the future, line Ted’s pockets via Sotheby’s.
Five Books by Dick King-Smith: £2.50
Ted was strolling through the stands with his wife when she said, “Hey, don’t you like Dick King-Smith?”
Ted turned and grabbed the book. Later on, he went back because he realised that if there was one book, there might be more. Indeed, he looked through a box and found another one.
Later on still, as Ted was passing the same stall, the seller said, “You bought the Dick King-Smith books, didn’t you? Well, here’s three more. They’ve never been read.”
And they hadn’t; they were brand new.
Tub of Micro K’Nex: £5
“How much for this?” asked Ted.
“Five pounds,” said the lady.
“How about £4,” Ted said.
It was then that a young boy appeared. “Is the money for him?” asked Ted.
“Yes, he’s selling his toys.”
“It that case,” said Ted, “I’ll give you a fiver for it,” and he handed a five-pound note to the boy.
There wasn’t an enormous amount in the box but it was certainly worth buying (Ted used some Micro K’Nex when building his K’Nex fruit machine).