Pretty much the response I was expecting.
JHS are the importers and distributors for the UK for the encore name.
I am having a clear out but less than 100 quid is not really an incentive to shift it.
So as that is what it is worth I think I will keep it as a future project, maybe just slip a decent pickup into it and keep the original in case of a future sale.
My friend has it's cousin in an Encore strat finished exactly the same (gold hardware, tort guard, knobs etc.) but with the more recent headstock shape which they changed to avoid lawsuits from Fender.
It might look cool for a gig with the pair of us.
Cheers folks, appreciate the thoughts.