Delighted builder Brian Cairns has been presented with an incredible opportunity to make £2million; after chancing upon a 12-tonne load of scrap metal with a hidden secret. Within the collection - which he paid £20,000 for - were a collection of vintage door knobs which he has since had valued at the incredible multi-million pound sum.
He told the Independent: “I bought it all for scrap but I started looking into what they really were and realised many were vintage Italian handles. These are items that you would never have thought you would have the chance to buy. It’s a once in a lifetime thing. I think I was just lucky.”
655,000 Brass Objects Including Door Knobs
The door knobs were found within what was a larger haul of door fittings, with 655,000 brass objects – including screws and hinges – hidden within. The antique door knobs themselves are worth around £150 each. The Italian company who produced the pieces went out of business 55 years ago, adding to the value of Mr. Cairns discovery.
To transfer his findings to go on sale at Jarrow Auction Rooms, the builder had to hire two seven-and-a-half tonne lorries. The 500-mile journey took over 2 days to complete, as the sheer weight of the contents forced a maximum average speed limit of 20mph to be imposed.
Thankfully, we at Handsome Handles have door knobs available to you that won’t burn such a big hole in your pocket as these! With pieces designed to meet all different types of budgets, you can be sure of finding satisfaction with us.
Unique Door Knobs for Traditional and Contemporary Homes
Our primary aim is to provide our clients with cost-effective door furniture that can help them to make any desired improvements to their home. Whether that be a traditional or contemporary property, we have so much choice available to you that you can feel confident that we’ll have the suitable products designed to match your needs.
We continue to be able to offer such choice thanks to our ability to source a variety of door knobs that offer choice with relation to both design style and material choice. Both of these will form a vital part of the decisions you’ll need to make on the products you end up purchasing.
Contact Us for Door Handles and Door Knockers
Our impressive stock ranges here at Handsome Handles aren’t purely limited to our door knobs. We also continue to supply a number of fantastic door handles and door knockers to our clients too, as we continue to satisfy the varying requirements of a number of different homeowners in the Sheffield and Rotherham areas.
To find out more, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and get in touch today. One of our professional and friendly team will be able to assist with any queries that you may have; and advise you on the best decisions you can make for you and you interior property design scheme. You can reach us by calling 07961 832 812.