Posted 4 years ago
I was very lucky with this brooch it is another piece I bought from Newark. It was lying with other pieces it was in the bargain section, I recognized it straight away, Bernard Instone, I did a bit of bartering with the seller and we agreed a price. After I'd paid I and looked at the brooch and found B.I I told the seller who it was, he laughed and said well done.
He told me that people bring him sacks of silver for scrap value, one time he found 5 Charles Horner necklaces all in very good condition, in the same sack. Just goes to show, people really done have a clue of the value of pieces they throw away, sad.
The reason I knew this brooch was Bernard Instone is that one of my silver caddy spoons which is on CW has a similar pattern.
Many thanks for looking.