This is the weekend for...Scouring the attic for treasure

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The Independent Online

Instead of hoping that the National Lottery balls might drop in your favour, take the matter into your own hands and clear out the attic.

This week a brother and sister sold an 18th-century Qianlong-era vase discovered in a suburban Middlesex house for a record £43m. Persuading the loft to part with its secrets is a good way to while away a chilly November afternoon.