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Sold for: £2,300
There's always a first time for something, Silverstone Auctions never envisaged a milk float in one of it's auctions, however, this is no ordinary milk float. YLK 611G is none other than the original Eastenders milk float that was first used back in 1985, and was used for the opening TV shots along with the famous musical introduction and could be seen in the opening scene during the early hours under the cover of darkness rattling around Albert Square before the cameras panned off into sets like Pauline Fowlers house or the Queen Vic Pub. Sporting the 'Express Dairy' livery and suggesting that Walford had a dairy, this 1969 Morris milk float implied every house owner in the square had their milk delivered by this particular vehicle every morning without fail. This famous little milk float offers a superb opportunity to purchase a piece of Eastenders history. The battery charger included with the milk float indicates with a notice taped to its front that it was the one used to keep the float charged. The float has not been charged for some time and as such is offered as a 'Barn Find' with a provenance of being one of the most commonly used and probably longest standing TV props within one of the most popular television series of the last three decades.