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One man's trash is another man's treasure!

IT'S AMAZING WHAT people have lurking in odd corners of their home which they regard as junk but, to the right person, is pure gold.

Take Mrs Kasman. Over the years she has accumulated odds and sods of jewellery as gifts from friends and relations, none of it with any real value. Some of it has become damaged by the knocks and bumps of normal wear - necklaces with broken chains, rings with missing stones, pendants and brooches with damaged or broken clips or fixings.

She has always regarded this broken and unwearable stuff as junk but has always kept these things in a drawer somewhere rather than binning them. Some of them have been there for years gathering dust and never seeing the light of day.

Recently, however, there have been a series of adverts on TV about 'scrap and broken gold and silver jewellery' and she must have got to thinking about her small hoard of broken items and decided to do something about them.

So, with no real hope of any financial gain, she gathered up the small handful of jewellery she had and took it to one of those places which buys 'scrap and broken jewellery'. I went with her, of course, also with no real hope of any worthwhile gain. At most, she reckoned to get maybe £15-£20 for her scrap jewellery and would have been happy with that.

But guess what? When her hoard of broken treasures was assessed she walked out of that shop with £308! I've never seen her grin so much in all the years I've known her.

She has plans for her unexpected windfall but she did at least buy me lunch that day!

So there's a lesson for everyone. Don't thow away anything until you've assessed its potential value to someone else 'cos you just never know!

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MegL wrote on October 23, 2017, 12:37 AM

Wow! Good lesson coming up to Christmas, especially.

HappyLady wrote on October 23, 2017, 3:38 PM

Hello, to my delight I discovered Persona Paper is still here. I really thought it had gone. Now I am finding old friends are still here. I am so glad Mrs Kasman found her old bits of jewellery were worth something. So often it happens the other way around and you two can now do something really nice with the money.

Kasman wrote on October 23, 2017, 3:43 PM

Glad to see you back!

HappyLady wrote on October 23, 2017, 4:03 PM

Thank you. I am in bed with flu so will just enjoy replying to comments and reading for a bit. I just cannot work out how I thought the site had gone.

Kasman wrote on October 24, 2017, 2:58 PM

We didn't actually disappear but, because of problems with advertising, we did stop paying members and as a result many members simply abandoned the site. There is a hard core handful of members who are keeping the site going with the hope of ultimately reviving our fortunes!