But It Was All Wet, Mister Auctioneer
A woman in Devon nearly gave away an old umbrella which turned out to be made by Faberge and worth £20,000. Auctioneer Jethro Marles said its owner was having a clear-out and brought in a few pieces she was planning to take to a charity shop or car boot sale. The woman was given the umbrella by her mother-in-law, who has since died, in the 1980s.
FOOTNOTE: Brolly partin'.