£2 ornament found at car boot sale sells for £4,248!

Published Monday, Apr 7 2014, 18:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It's the kind of thing we always dream will happen to us.

Married couple David and Helen Lambert had bought a figurine for a mere £2 at a car boot sale but, when they went on TV's Flog It, the experts auctioned the Royal Doulton 'Spook' ornament at an impressive £300.

David and Helen Gardner, made £4,248 from £2 ornament

© Rex Features / Richard Gardner

The couple found the ornament in a car boot sale

We're pretty sure they would have been pretty pleased with that profit - but they were in for an even bigger surprise!

Because when it went to auction, it sold for a staggering £4,248 because it's rare blue colour, which collectors think believe to be a one of a kind item, made as a prototype.

Helen was left shaking with the sale and even "had to get the lady from the auction room to confirm the news" to David.

We wouldn't mind a find like that!

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