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Big bucks backgammon: Expert Tom Blest with the vitage set. <br />
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A wooden board game found on a scrapheap by a woman 50 years ago is tipped to sell for £25,000 after it turned out to be a rare 16th century relic.<br />
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The woman kept hold of the backgammon board and last week took it to an auctioneer's valuation day in a Waitrose shopping bag.<br />
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Expert Tom Blest was stunned when he examined it and realised it was better than the only one of its kind in existence which is in the V&A Museum in London.<br />
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The vendor reacted by 'jumping up and down' when she was told it could be worth £25,000.