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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Removal men find haul of gold in Conwy collector's oven

Removal men clearing the house of a former teacher and real life "Mr Chips" found a haul of gold ingots and sovereigns stored in his oven!

1668! Ancient,isn't it?

Some of the coins, ingots and sovereigns date back to the 17th Century

Dr Arthur Stamp, who died last year, spent his life collecting historical objects which fetched more than £20,000 when they were auctioned in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, last month.
Removal men then found a second haul of items when they opened Dr Stamp's oven.
They are expected to fetch more than £2,000 when auctioned on Tuesday.
Dr Stamp was described as a "Mr Chips" by a friend, in a reference to the teacher character in the film Goodbye Mr Chips.
The former history teacher from Penrhyn Bay died aged 88 in 2009 and left everything to charity.
Auctioneers were instructed to sell his house's contents, which included fossils, Neolithic and Bronze Age arrow heads and tools, arms and armour and medieval manuscripts.
The bomb squad were called after a World War II bomb, grenade and a German gas canister were also found hidden in a drawer.
The sale fetched more than £20,000 at auctioneers Rogers Jones in Colwyn Bay.

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