From the Mitcham News & Mercury, 8th March, 1957, page 1:
A piece of mouldy cheese fetches 3s
A piece of mouldy cheese wrapped in paper sold for 3s. on Monday.
It was a mock auction organised by Mitcham and District Lambretta Club. All the parcels were wrapped so that the bidders did not know the contents.
Other articles sold included a bottle of Mitcham lavender that raised 5s., a puncture outfit and a pinafore.
A novelty item was a cardboard replica replica of a “goon.” It was made by Mrs Margaret Griffiths, Wide Way, Mitcham.
Mrs Griffiths has also designed “goon” pennants and badges. (Goon Harry Secombe is club president.)
The auctioneer was Mr G Hall, Bramcote Avenue, Mitcham, the Club chairman. Nearly £4 was raised.