Women Gets 32,000 to 1 Return on Junk Glass Vase

From Ananova:

A woman who bought a plant and vase for £1 at a car boot sale has sold the glass container for £32,000.

The owner, who has not been named, thought the vase was junk and was about to throw it away but decided to have it valued on the Antiques Roadshow. Speaking on the show, the owner said: “We were clearing out the loft and it’s been in there. We bought it for the plant because it looked nice in the bowl and we paid a pound.”

Roadshow veteran Eric Knowles told the Daily Mirror: “I’ve been waiting over 25 years for such a piece to come in, and this was the stuff of dreams. “They’d dumped it in the attic after the plant in it died and were about to throw it away. We had a lot of clouds in Dumfries but this was the cloud with a silver lining. It’s worth at least £25,000.”

The couple has since sold the antique at a London auction for £32,450.

Who needs investing when you can make those kinds of returns antiquing?

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