Proving that on eBay there is still hidden treasures to be found, an eBay buyer bought an old film for £3.20 - and then discovered it was worth £1 Million.
Morace Park stumbled across an item listed as "old film" in a battered tin on the internet auction website. When the item arrived
through the post he opened it to find to his amazement a 35mm film inside with the title "Charlie Chaplin in Zepped".
He was further stunned when experts told him the footage - from an obscure 1916 short propaganda film for the war effort - was worth a fortune.
The dad-of-three has already been offered £900,000 by a private collector but has no plans to sell it at the moment.
Morace, 46 from Essex, said yesterday: "I am not interested in selling - there's no rush! I never imagined when I received the tin that it would be worth a million and take me around the world - it's been like the search for the Holy Grail."
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Posted: Monday May 24 14:26 GMT