Sometimes its a whole bag full of bedsheets with suspicious stains, or the 1994 Wine Encyclopedia, other times its tasteful decorations or generally interesting knick-knacks.
So today I saw a Chinese style abacus (I think) and bought it for 80p. Apologies for poor image quality.
I'm going to use it to furnish my next uni room, and pretend to use it for my course (sociology heh), but it has awaened in me a need to scavenge now to find interesting or nice things for myself, or of course somethinmg antique and valuable and then go on Antiques Roadshow!
So have any other fora goers found anything nice or slightly unexpected in their experience with secondhand goods?
Anyone know chinese? As there is a tag, whch I'm guessing says the equivalent of "Made in China" but I'm not sure and it annoys me not knowing.