TEN years ago single mum-of-three Karen Isaac had no choice but to sell her mother’s jewellery in order to buy a new fridge when hers stopped working. She went to an antique market in Canterbury and handed over a bracelet and ring that belonged to her mum Rita who had passed nine years earlier. She also sold a Victorian dressing table set that belonged to her grandmother and an art deco plate and some trinkets that she had inherited from her dad Frank. She got just £300 for those irreplaceable family heirlooms. “I was very close to my parents and some of the stuff came from my dad who was a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps,” Karen, now 62, who still lives in a rented cottage in Canterbury, told The Sun. “The man told me it was worth quite a bit. I wish I’d held on to it. “I couldn’t wait or take it round and auction it. I needed the money there and then.“My biggest fear is that I didn’t get enough money. I felt awful. I’ve recently had to do it again, just to live.” Karen is one of the millions of people in the UK who has… Read full this story
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