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BOUGHT for £20.00 sold at auction for £22,000.00 (not in Cornwall)Posted: 23/05/2018
The 1950s ceramic vase by studio potter Hans Coper was bought at a car boot sale for £20 in the 1990s
A tall 1950s ceramic vase bought at a car boot sale for £20 in the 1990s has sold at auction for almost £22,000.

The vase by German-born British studio potter Hans Coper has sold at auctioneers in Market Harborough.

Its pre-sale estimate was £5,000 - £8,000 but online and telephone bidding fought competitively and the stoneware vase went for £21,960 in the 20th century decorative arts auction.

The woman who used to own the vase was shocked at how much it made.

Will Gilding, from Gildings Auctioneers, said: "My vendor is flabbergasted that a vase she has lived with for all these years on her floor, with children playing around it, and the vacuum cleaner bumping against it every week, has raised so much money."

Eagle eye

Mr Gilding added that the woman, who not long ago retired, recently noticed the potter's signature mark on the base.

"Because of her eagle eye all those years ago, her retirement is starting off just that little bit happier," he said. "One of the great car boot treasure tales to be retold for years to come, I'm sure."

Coper fled Nazi persecution during the Second World War, taking refuge in the UK.

Shortly after the war he went to work at a ceramic button factory where he developed his talents with the potter's wheel.

His works can be found in art galleries and institutions around the world.
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Watch out! there's a thief about and I will prosecute!! FFS!!Posted: 12/05/2018
A mother with her two children came to talk to me as a matter of urgency "You see those two ladies going to their car, one of them stole from my stall last week" 'Are you prepared to confront them?' I asked. "Yes I am, but it is probably too late and she would only deny it" We made arrangements that in future she would point out the alleged thief (thieves?) when she next sees them however I know the persons mother is accusing and I will watch them and their actions around our sellers stalls. If we do catch any person(s) stealing we will without doubt call the Police and asked for the alleged offender(s) to be arrested with a view to prosecuting. Do not steal from our sellers we are increasing our filming of all our Car Boot Sales in the interest of our sellers or you our buyers,our customers. Thank you, Geoff at CBC.
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Selling on eBay & on this website at CBC!Posted: 02/04/2018
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Selling on eBay part 2 and on this website at CBC!Posted: 02/04/2018
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Please ensure that you lock your car at all Car Parks! Posted: 17/02/2018
Email from one of our regular customers, identity withheld; Geoff

Hi Geoff,

Sorry to trouble you, but I really thought I should tell you so you could make people aware. I come to all your Car Boot Sales and generally thoroughly enjoy myself. However last Sunday at the cattle market
I was sat in my car as my baby was asleep and everyone had just gone in to the car boot and literally within 5 minutes a white transit van drove in and a man got out and they tried everyone's door handles on their cars, looking through car windows etc.
This made me feel very vulnerable so I started my car and decided to leave. The men obviously didn't realize I was there and in startled them making them speed off like loonies. For us decent locals who love a bargain and a nice time these people are starting to ruin it for the rest of us.
I unfortunately didn't get a number plate but they were both short stocky men and both eastern European.
Kindest regards
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STOLEN PROPERTY!!Posted: 04/12/2017
Sunday 26th November 2017 TRURO Car Boot Sale;
Due to the very poor weather it was decided to hold today’s sale inside the Cattle Pens. Sellers started arriving from 11.00 am onwards. I took my usual walk around the stalls as they were setting up.
I was concerned about 3 men who it seems traveled from up-country in a WHITE TRANSIT van to sell what amounted to a huge supply of good condition power tools. I was wanting to notify the Police as I assumed whether right or not that the tools had been stolen. As we got nearer to the start time Louise had to ask them to keep to their own stalls as they were wandering around asking other buyers to sell before the public were allowed in for the start time of 1.30 pm.
I told her of my concerns that the power tools were ‘stolen property’ and asked her to take pictures of the van the stall and hopefully of the men. The sale started at 1.30 pm I had decided not to notify the Police but to rely on the pictures Lou had taken as a precaution.
The 3 men traded well almost selling out to the eager buyers several had apparently bought the tools at BARGAIN PRICES to either sell on eBay or auction of keep them! By 3.00 pm the men were gone!!

Sunday 3rd of December 2017
As soon as I arrived some of the early sellers had told me that people who had bought the power tools had been put into Auctions and that the Police had reclaimed them on behalf of the original owners! So the tools had been stolen and if any of you readers bought any tools from this stall and you put them on eBay then my advice to you is that the ‘tools were stolen’ and whilst you were not aware they were stolen the Police have the power to reclaim the ‘STOLEN PROPERTY’ which you have purchased in good faith. Take a look at the 3 pictures if you do have any information I will try to get a crime reference number for you to inform the Police.
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A loss of £400.00?Posted: 13/11/2017
Dear Geoff, I posted a message on the St Erne Community notice site regarding a friend of mine, and a lady replied saying you may know this couple and their phone number. Neither my friend or I, can get all the way down to Truro or Falmouth,, so hope you can help out with a phone number at all. Thank you, I’m sorry to be troubling you like this. Here is my posting:
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Geoff Says; You will be some lucky my lover if someone comes forward and says 'I found four hundred quid in the bottom of a bin liner' I am afraid it ain't gonna happen but then the majority of the Cornish are honest clean living people so keep everything crossed is my advice!

Any replies to; deefundrey@gmail.com
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Home Page 19/09/17Posted: 19/09/2017
TUESDAY at NEWQUAY is ON this week at 12.00 noon/WEDNESDAY at St Columb at 1.30 pm
Sellers should arrive at least one hour before start times ................. Got to give praise to Sunday at PENRYN with over 30 sellers and mostly new faces as sellers. Loads of real BARGAINS with one stall taking around £270.00 Thank you to all the locals and yes 'thank you to Ann' for heralding in the good news about PENRYN CAR BOOT SALE every SUNDAY at 3.00 pm up to end of season! Thursday is very doubtful at the moment with heavy rain forecast.

Tuesday 19th great day good weather and although the ground was soft we took a chance and the Car Boot started at 12.00 with 50 sellers enjoying the first opportunity to sell for the last 13 days and the buyers a huge crowd supported the sale carrying loads of bargains back to their cars mostly to be sold at up-country Car Boot Sales for at least double the price they have just paid you! A nice little earner from the Cornwall Car Boots what goes around comes around (allegedly)

What a lovely atmosphere no heated discussions no arguments no falling outs just a couple of hours doing as yer wanna do within reason (unfortunately)

There are still loads of holiday-makers around who enjoy the freedom of having their dogs with them at Newquay. So far this season we have had no complaints about dog poo nor the dog poo owners but beware if you have a small snatchable toy dog to be sold up-country within a day of it being stolen. Reminder, one blond Chiwawa was stolen a few weeks ago from Newquay and the children of the owner cry every day over their loss!

Next two three days look crap with heavy rain I will update information at 8.00 am each day!
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TRURO is ON ON ON SUNDAYS at 1.30 pm!
Sellers will set-up at 1.00 pm/ Early sellers will set-up at 12.00 noon. It will not be decided until then if we are inside or out or both! Geoff
@ St Columb Major (TR8 4JA) BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY STARTS at 5.00 pm
Starts - 5.00pm
@ Falmouth (TR11 2QQ) Bank Holiday MONDAY at 10.00 am
Starts - 10.00am
@ TRURO Bank Holiday Mondays & Good Fridays
Starts - 1.30pm
End Of Season
@ PADSTOW need your opinions please?
Starts - 12.00pm
@ NEWQUAY TR7 Negotiations; for TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS! See comment
Starts - 12.00pm
@ Falmouth Rugby Club in Negotiations;
Starts - 12.30am
@ MITCHELL (TR8 5FD) SATURDAYS at 12.00 noon
Starts - 12.00pm
@ TRURO Sundays at 1.30 pm
Starts - 1.30pm
Starts - 3.00pm
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