An Oxfam charity shop strikes it lucky with rare donation.
A copy of Enid Blyton's Five on a Treasure Island has been sold on eBay for nearly £600, it has been revealed.
The book, which was anonymously donated to a charity shop in Oban, Scotland, was auctioned on the internet marketplace for £568 after it was identified as valuable by staff at the town's Oxfam store.
The book is a 1942 first edition reprint and still displays the original price – a less costly five shillings (25p).
Olwen Rowlands, store manager, said that the decision to sell the book on eBay rather than in-store was a good one as it fetched more than twice its minimum price of £250.
She said: "At the last moment there were a flurry of bids and it finished at £568. That's more than double what we estimated, and around half of what we would bring in a normal week.
"That kind of money will give us a real boost heading for Christmas."
Books by Enid Blyton include The Magic Faraway Tree and Noddy and the Farmyard Muddle.
Article taken from lovereading.co.uk