UPDATE: So, it is a “thing”
At first glance the two postcards found in a religious book at an Oxfam shop looked fairly unremarkable.
But on closer inspection they turned out to be from an important poet to a friend in Yorkshire and now they are expected to sell for up to £800 at an auction.
The cards were sent in 1930 by one of Britain’s finest First World War poets, Siegfried Sassoon to a friend named V.W.Garratt at St Clements Road, South, Harrogate. They were brought into the Oxfam shop in Herne Hill, London. link
And, there’s more,
just found a postcard in the middle of a book I bought from oxfam from 1978!! two good reads for the price of one pic.twitter.com/fSQDUcODRl
— bryony (@hiyabryony) May 27, 2014
— Peter Birkinshaw (@failingtofollow) August 21, 2012