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things you can find in skips

11 Oct 2010

Skips can contain valuable items – from computer parts to ornate furniture.

And for one north-east resident, a chance encounter 15 years ago saw his eyes light up – metaphorically with pound signs.

Steve Summers happened to find more than 30 original American wartime propaganda posters in a skip.

The items were stored in his father’s attic, but were recently put up for sale.

Boldon Auction Galleries in South Tyneside agreed to find bidders, with the posters given a price estimate of about £4,000.

According to JournalLive, auctioneer Giles Hodges said: “It is amazing what people will throw away from houses and offices.”

So, the next time you pass a skip, why not peek inside?

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