Date: May 01 2012
WELLINGTON. A first edition Enid Blyton book discovered by a backpacker in a pile of books he bought for $NZ5 ($A3.95) at a New Zealand garage sale has been sold for $1510.
Welsh backpacker Tim Bow found a copy of We Want a Story, a compilation of short children's stories, when he was at a Nelson garage sale searching for a present for a friend's child, the Nelson Mail reported.
Mr Bow lives and works at a backpackers' hostel, and buys items at garage sales to sell online. The auction for the Blyton book closed on Sunday with a winning bid of $1510, well over the reserve of $1000.
''Sucks to the person who had the garage sale,'' one of the comments on the auction site said.
This material is subject to copyright and any unauthorised use, copying or mirroring is prohibited.
[ Canberra Times | Text-only index]