THESE remarkable images from more than 100 years ago give a fascinating insight into a bygone Sussex. They are among an amazing collection of more than 200 postcards featuring all parts of the county from Hastings to Selsey and Brighton to Crawley, bringing a lost era back to life. Following the death of their owner, they went up for auction yesterday, selling for more than £40,000.
The story of how the cards were discovered is the stuff that hidden-treasure dreams are made of. Attics, garages, barns and flea markets have been typical finding places for spectacular and miraculous collectibles discoveries. But a crumbled brown paper bag has yielded what Forbes magazine called one of the greatest baseball card finds in history: Seven Ty Cobb tobacco cards.