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    John Cole could be called a modern-day pirate, sifting through stockpiles in hoarder’s homes and digging through junk in barns and farms to find hidden treasures.

    Mr Cole has travelled the world to find unique old and new items, importing them back to his antique shop in Tasmania.

    But a perfect storm of events is causing lengthy delays to international shipping and is pushing up the price of importing goods into Australia.

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