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Thatched cottage box - £2200 at Rendells.

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Some are associated with Tonbridge and the spa town of Tunbridge Wells – centres for the manufacture of wooden souvenirs into the Edwardian era.

This example, painted as a thatched cottage came for sale at Rendells (18% buyer’s premium) of Ashburton on August 27. A long queue of dealers and collectors would have loved to buy it somewhere close to its £20-30 estimate, but the hammer price was £2200.