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PLEASE BYLINE Hansons Auctioneers Ltd/Athena Pictures<br />
Pictured: The original box of the tree decorations and baubles<br />
Re: One of the first mass-produced Christmas trees will be sold at auction after owned by the same family for 80 years.<br />
The parents of Steve Rose, 74, used to decorate the vintage 1937 tree which they bought from Woolworths, every year in their home in Markham, Caerphilly and kept on with the tradition after they died.<br />
But Mr Rose feels it is time to say goodbye and give someone else the chance to create a simple, vintage Christmas.<br />
The tree is offered for sale alongside Mr Rose's lights and baubles and has an estimate of £200-300, but a similar item sold last year without any decorations for £420.<br />
Mr Rose, a retired Biology teacher, the only son of a miner, is parting with his heirlooms because he has no children to leave them to.<br />
"It was our main family tree for years and I remember my mum putting it up every Christmas," he said.<br />
"Christmas was not an extravagant affair... in the late 1940s you'd get a Christmas sock and inside it was a tangerine, nuts, some loose change and small presents.
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PLEASE BYLINE Hansons Auctioneers Ltd/Athena Pictures
Pictured: The original box of the tree decorations and baubles
Re: One of the first mass-produced Christmas trees will be sold at auction after owned by the same family for 80 years.
The parents of Steve Rose, 74, used to decorate the vintage 1937 tree which they bought from Woolworths, every year in their home in Markham, Caerphilly and kept on with the tradition after they died.
But Mr Rose feels it is time to say...
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