Sometimes in our work we come across interesting situations. Strange, unusual or fascinating items, interesting or surprising properties and people. Here on our House Clearance Blog we will try and share some of these experiences with you.
How often do you clean under the bed?
Having been called out to a house clearance in Wellingborough, we set about the usual task of removing unwanted furniture, principally old wardrobes, the beds etc. In the main bedroom we lifted a divan style bed only to find a significant layer of dust and three coins – a decimal two pence piece, a decimal half pence and a Roman coin! A Roman coin? How long had that been there? We would guess that the presence of the half pence coin would suggest that this particular bed had not been cleaned under for some good long while but probably...read more
Northampton House Clearance Yields Mystery Antique Measures
Recovered from a House Clearance in Northampton here are two antique boxwood measures. Here at Junkout we come across all sorts of things in our work and it is only occasionally that we are stumped. These two rulers however have got the better of us. The first measures about 19 inches in overall length. At one end is a fixed stop about 3.75 inches in height. A brass thumb piece moves a second stop along the measuring scale. Sizes would appear to be in metric and imperial and are denoted as being ‘French Sizes’ and English...read more