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Pictured: One of the ruby-red bowls was being used to keep old wine corks in
A pair of Chinese porcelain bowls that have languished on kitchen shelves for 60 years are expected to sell for £50,000.
One of the ruby-red bowls was being used to keep old wine corks in while its matching pair was close by with a tube of superglue in.
When their late owner last had them valued for insurance purposes in 1962 they were found to be worth £35 - less than their fridge.
Their significance was only realised when an auctioneer spotted one of them hidden behind a large plate on the shelf during a routine visit to a house in High Wycombe, Bucks, earlier this year.