9th April 2017, warm day so had to go to a car boot sale. I didn't want to go, but the voices in my head made me do it...
Saw this pottery wall pocket on a stall, expected it to be a few pounds, and casually asked the price. "fifty pee'. With the practiced ease of a man used to parting with money in a carefree manner I handed the stout yeoman the shiny coin. It was one of those 50p coins with a limited design on it but I didn't care.
Strenuous enquiries searching the Ebay sales it appears that this item probably dates to the 1930's when the owner, Mr Collard still ran the place (he stopped in 1947 it seems). The base has 'J.B.' and 'II HONITON DEVON' handwritten on the base, under the glaze. I can't find out who 'JB' was yet but I'm working on it.
Seems likely that my 50p outlay might be worth a princely £8-£12, and they said I was mad. What do they know?