Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Still Searching for Treasure? an Easy Way to Fill Your Stockings

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Still Searching for Treasure? an Easy Way to Fill Your Stockings

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Byline: TONI SOMES

IF you are still searching for something extraordinary to stuff in that Christmas stocking then we know you weren't in Lyons Street yesterday.

Locals call it the pig and calf sale, but the description barely covers the first row of treasures up for auction.

Switched-on shoppers yesterday could have waltzed in (without gumboots) and walked out with a four-day-old duckling for just $25.

Schoolgirl Shelly Connolly took home a box of day-old chickens for $7.

For others it was a case of assessing whether a full-size musical instrument or a set of well-loved golf clubs matched something on their Christmas wish list.

Tamara Wortley debated the practicalities of bidding on an organ.

C[pounds sterling]I learnt to play on one just like this; all it needs is a little clean-up and it would be good as new,C[yen] the music lover said.

There was a toilet (something for the ex-boss perhaps), china cups, a rotary hoe (with a handwritten note explaining its mechanical defects), a floral lounge, a tomato plant (complete with fruit), and a well-oiled mountain bike. …

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