I was in a Gloucester charity shop with my girlfriend today and noticed the staff placing a selection of Toby Jugs on the counter, there was a Montgomery head jug which i thought was nice and so i quickly went outside and googled it and realised it was worth around 80 pounds, so i went back in to notice someone else had got their eye on it and was trying to get it for 5 pounds. When i expressed an interest she got really upset, with me and the staff. The staff member was a sweet old lady who was trying to raise money for the cats protection society and was saying that she will sell it for 15 pounds. So the lady haggled with her and bought it for £10. I said i was interested and the staff said come into the back and have a look, we are just unpacking them , there were around 40 pieces, various ages, all types of Toby Jugs. The woman who bought the first one barged in and said are there any Welsh Lady jugs there, to my surprise there was and i thought Hang on! i think she is a collector, so i said to the the staff alright I will but the lot, the other woman was furious and was shouting i saw them first etc. Anyway the staff liked me more and said "sorry this gentleman has bought them" with this the woman stormed out the shop and i asked how much for all of them, she said make me an offer....... £80.00 . sold... and off i went. So we spent the afternoon looking on ebay, and various websites to cross reference them , thanks to my tips from Erin Wallace in her latest course, i soon found and matched around 27 of them with an estimated low price of around 600-700 pounds although there are a couple in there that i think are worth something extra. So if anyone can give me some advice that would be great. I have taken photos of each one in a Lightbox and also attach a group photo.
Toby Jugs from a Gloucester Charity Shop
trevor hamlett2 years ago
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