Interesting items found over the years

We have found many items of interest over the years during house and farm clearances the single most valuable being the Sri Lankan saphire and diamond ring shown left and below.  The accurate description for it being shown next to the image by Pete Rowlett in Lincoln. However the most rewarding is researching and learning about items after the clearance and then discovering them to be rare or of special interest.  Also during a clearance the work can be intensive and items of interest are often covered in other items, dusty and very hard to see and can therefore be easily missed if you are not careful.

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