"Humblest Christmas tree," purchased in 1920 for 6p, now sells £3,400.

Dorothy Grant's family purchased a sparse 103-year-old tree, which they kept until her death at 101. 

Bought for 6p in 1920, one of the earliest mass-produced Christmas trees was sold at auction for over £3,400.

With 25 branches, 12 berries, and six tiny candle holders, this 79cm (31 in) tall Christmas tree is being called "the humblest Christmas tree in the world" by the auctioneer. 

The family of Dorothy Grant, then eight years old, purchased the tree in 1920. Grant used it as her Christmas tree up until her 101st birthday. 

The tree was given to Shirley Hall, Grant's 84-year-old daughter, after Grant passed away in 2014.

It was valued at approximately £60–£80, but when it was sold at Hansons Auctioneers on Friday, it brought in £3,411. 

This is one of the oldest Christmas trees of its kind that we have seen, according to Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons and frequent guest on the BBC's Bargain Hunt, 

Flog It!, and Antiques Road Trip programmes. We're happy for both the buyer and the seller that the world's most modest Christmas tree has found a new home. 

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