Figurines a Bargain at Auction

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Byline: Kirsty Noffke

SHE may have paid the highest price for an item at the No Trash, Just Treasure auction, but Nancy Green knew she got a bargain.

Mrs Green paid $300 for a pair of Beswick horse and rider figurines at yesterday's fundraiser for the Tweed River Art Gallery in Murwillumbah.

"I absolutely got a good bargain," said Mrs Green, of Seascape Tweed Heads.

"In today's market they would be worth about $5000.

"They still have the original stickers and stamps."

The Beswick porcelain fig- urines are made by the same company as Royal Doulton, and Mrs Green said she is a collector of it all.

"I buy them because I love them," she said.

"They're just so beautiful because every piece is hand-made.

"These ones will be one each for my grand-daugh- ters, but not until they're a bit older."

Mrs Green stayed for the entire morning and even picked up a few more things.

"The auction was fabulous, absolutely wonderful," she said. …