Rug left stacked in corner of Norwood, Golders Green, charity shop actually worth thousands

Sherrie, with Norwood volunteer Aly

Sherrie, with Norwood volunteer Aly

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  A rug left stacked in the corner of a charity shop turned out to be worth thousands of pounds.

Volunteers at Norwood, in Golders Green Road, Golders Green, realised they might have found a magic carpet after they realised it was a valuable Persian rug.

Although it is worth much more, they were keen to sell it as a discounted price to help the charity benefit from the proceeds, and it was sold for £900.

Eagle-eyed branch manager Sherrie Arjomand, who grew up in Persia, realised the rug's potential value when she saw it in store.

She said: “When we unrolled it I could tell it was valuable and very good quality. It was going to be sold for a few hundred pounds so I’m relieved I saw it.

“The person who bought it still picked up a bargain as it would be worth much more in the high street.”

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8:10pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Neville Longbottom says...

Cost vs Worth
Cost vs Worth Neville Longbottom
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9:52am Sat 16 Aug 14

james smyth says...

So it is worth thousands....... So they sell
It for hundreds ! That's great business sense!
So it is worth thousands....... So they sell It for hundreds ! That's great business sense! james smyth
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