It was not a steal, no, Gareth. I found it at the Birmingham fair last November, fairly early on. The seller knew exactly what it was, and how important.
It does have a burst bubble, which doesn't really show, but that was enough to bring it down to my entire "fair budget".
(I had to make excuses to top it up, tell myself that this wasn't a treat from the fair, that it is a basic essential of life...... It was a good enough excuse.
Thanks for your kind comments!