This enamel rectangular sign, Sharp’s Super-Kreem Toffee Speaks for Itself, 3 x 1ft (91.5 x 30.5cm), was guided at £80-120 but made £2600 at Truro Auction Centre. It features Sir Kreemy Knut – the famous promotional Sharp’s Toffee Man from the 1930s.

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Consigned from a local estate, many made four-figure prices at Truro Auction Centre (15% buyer’s premium) on July 6. Shown here are some highlights.