A handwritten note from Margaret Thatcher was one of the most unusual donations made to an Edinburgh Oxfam shop during its 10 year history.
The Oxfam branch on Nicolson Street, which celebrated a decade of fundraising last month, was given a signed first edition of the former prime minister's memoirs in 1993, with the personal message inside. It later raised £150 at auction.
Since opening, the book and music shop has sold £1.3m...
A rare first edition collection of poems by Robert Louis Stevenson will be auctioned at Bonham's after being donated to an Oxfam shop in Glasgow. 'A Child's Garden of Verses' was written more than a century ago as a collection of poetry for children. Bonham's auction house estimate the book will sell for between £400 and £800 - enough to fund an entire library in Malawi.
An Oxfam shop will receive a special delivery of stock this week when two local politicians launch a national donations drive.