Between Wednesday and Saturday, an auction of 5,000 objects from the 19th and 20th centuries was held in Morbihan. Real treasures which were until then amassed within the museum of arts, crafts and shops of Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, which closed definitively on October 31, 2021, for lack of buyers.
The auction has reserved some surprises, as the newspaper tells West France. Among the old boxes of biscuits, blacksmith tools, veterinary equipment from the 1900s, dolls… there was also an enamelled sheet metal plaque “The Laughing Cow”. Estimated between 400 and 600 euros, the plate was finally sold for… 6,600 euros.
But this is not the only object for which prices have exploded. Other enamel plates, St-Michel biscuits, Poulain chocolate, Kub broth were purchased for more than 1,000 euros. A 1928 Citroën C6 for children, estimated between 5,000 and 6,000 euros, went for 18,000 euros!