There’s lots of value in hunting high and low for little gems

Mrs Love's antiques shop pictured in the High Street in 1967

Mrs Love's antiques shop pictured in the High Street in 1967

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little. But that does not stop us filling our homes with curiosities which catch our eye from time to time.

Back in August 1970, as pictured here, schoolchildren enjoying their summer break hosted an open-air jumble sale in a back green of Edina Place, encouraging locals to browse the many bargain priced vases, ornaments and crockery up for grabs.

A group of youngsters hold a jumble sale in Edina Street in August 1970

A group of youngsters hold a jumble sale in Edina Street in August 1970

A similar sale took place in September 1968, this time at The Inch to raise money for children in need in Biafra, 
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Of course, when it comes to serious browsing of unusual objects, Edinburgh can also pride itself on its many antiques fairs, dealers and auction rooms.

Back in October 1968, Mr J McIntosh’s famous antiques shop in the Grassmarket featured in the Evening News, with its owner revealing an impressive display of silverware in stock.

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