A pair of antique Marston and Sons Ltd Brewery ashtrays which are thought to be more than 100 years old have been sold on eBay for almost £600.
A brewing historian from Swadlincote spotted the ashtrays on the auction website and was surprised when he saw that the pair sold for a staggering £585, particularly when similar items often struggle to reach £10.
Ian Webster said: "The Burton breweriana collectibles market is often unpredictable; that said these ashtrays have fetched an incredible price. I have never seen these on eBay before; they are incredibly rare items and in fantastic condition.
"The picture may not look like the Marston's Brewery that people are familiar with; that is because it shows the original premises which were on the corner of Horninglow Road North and Patch Lane, later known as Dover Road.
"Horninglow Road North runs from the bottom middle of the picture heading north east and the drawing is from the vantage point of the spire of the Church of St John the Divine."
The ashtrays have Marston and Son Ltd written on them, meaning that they can be dated to between 1890 and 1898, when the company became J Marston, Thompson and Sons Ltd.
Mr Webster said: "It is heartwarming when artifacts from our town's rich history attract such attention."
Brewing collectables from across the years are available on selling sites such as eBay, although not many sell for as much as this pair of ashtrays.
Currently on eBay, there is a Bass shovel, believed to have been used in one of Burton's malthouses in the late 19th century. The item has two bids and currently sits at £36.
Also on the site is a beer barrel from the brewery, which even says Bass Burton on the top. It is currently on sale on eBay for £59.99 plus postage.