Butcher's slab advertising Finest Beef Sausages, £3800 at BBR.

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Always popular for their decorative ‘country house kitchen’ appeal, the best examples can bring sums close to £1000.

A rarer form is a 16in (41cm) diameter tazza with bold black lettering for displaying sausages, although two have come for sale in recent weeks.

The example at BBR (15% buyer’s premium) in Elsecar on May 28 advertising Finest Beef Sausages took £3800.


Butcher's slab simply lettered Finest Sausages, £2000 at Hyperion.

Another at Hyperion (20% buyer’s premium) in St Ives, Cambridgeshire,on July 8 simply lettered Finest Sausages was guided at just £40-60 but made £2000.