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Thursday, April 16, 2009


This rare orange teapot made by Wedgwood in 1765 and decorated with messages "Success to Trade in America" and "No Stamp Act" was sold at auction in Derby for £69,000.
Auctioneer Charles Hanson said: "Something like this is maybe a once-in-a-lifetime experience for an auctioneer.
"In all my years I can honestly say I have never been so excited. It's an amazing story.
"The reserve price had been set at £4,000 and I didn't really expect it to sell for much more than £5,000.
"The price kept going higher and higher and there just did not seem to be any letting up.
"When the final price reached £69,000, the whole crowd applauded."


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