However, the owner of the peculiar item heard how the flask was, on its own, not very valuable.
The specialist explained: “Some of the items we get on the roadshow are quite innocuous.
“If you looked at them on their own in a junk shop you probably wouldn’t look twice at them.”
“As an ordinary item in a junk shop the flask would be worthless,” the expert continued.
He concluded: “It is quite an extraordinary little object, with the story attached to it, obviously has some value. I would put perhaps £150-200 on it.”