Avid collector of all things unique, Phil Abdy from Bundaberg will have a stall at this weekend’s antique and collectible show.
Avid collector of all things unique, Phil Abdy from Bundaberg will have a stall at this weekend’s antique and collectible show. Valerie Horton

Treasure trove of antiques on show

IF TRAWLING through antique shops for all things vintage tickles your fancy, be sure to check out the inaugural Fraser Coast Antique Collectable Fair today or tomorrow.

Fifty avid collectors from across Queensland have set up stalls at Maryborough Park and everything from old English chinaware, 18th century swords, coins and solid hand-made furniture will be on sale.

Maryborough’s Gay and Ken Warner, owners of A Touch of the Past Antiques, said they hoped locals would support the event as it was the first to be held in Maryborough.

“We’ve got the best venue here at Maryborough Park and there’s heaps to look at and buy,” Ms Warner said.

Phil Adby and his wife travelled from Bundaberg with their extensive collection of genuine 18th century Scottish swords, military gear and vintage knick-knacks.

“We don’t usually do shows like this – we just love collecting things – but we thought we’d give it a go,” Mr Abdy said.

Organiser Allan Lawson said a valuer would be wandering around to “put a value on that family heirloom or item of unknown vintage”.

The gates will open from 8am this morning until 4pm and 8am to 2pm tomorrow. Entry is $5 per person but children under 14 are free. Food and drinks will be on sale.



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