It hasn’t gone unnoticed by Nigel that almost all the charity shops of Evesham have received a whole plethora of unwanted, donated Christmas trees, especially the one on the corner on the road to The Towers, which has no less than four boxed trees in the window.
And there is one in particular that has caught his eye, as it came from Woolworths, which went in to administration back in 2008, although it seems an awful lot longer than that.
As an avid watcher of the Antiques Roadshow on a Sunday night, Nigel thought that the tree, still in its original box (which is always an important factor when an item is being valued) would probably precede the sad demise of Woolworths by several years and would therefore be almost an antique and logically …….. valuable!
He came home in a quandary as to whether to make a considered purchase of the tree and then find out when said Antiques Roadshow. preferably the “Christmas Special” was recording, as no doubt the tree would have a great nostalgic interest as a “modern antique” and be featured.
…… And, if it was as valuable as Nigel anticipated, he had already worked out what he would say as the valuation sank in ………. which certainly wasn’t going to be that it wasn’t going to be sold. but was going to stay in the family ……. to be enjoyed for many years to come …… oh no, Nigel was going to ask for the phone number of Bonhams or Sothebys ……… what is he like?