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Treasures found at collector fair

Cheryl Pershouse and Aureole Harrison.
Cheryl Pershouse and Aureole Harrison.

STRONG crowds eager to find a memorable piece of history or a unique gift have made the Collectables Fair a rousing success.

In their droves, collectors headed to the Civic Centre to browse through the rich collection of items on offer ranging from jewellery owned by Spanish monarchs to weapons used in the American Civil War.

Yesterday, stallholder and coin collector Dave Lucas said he was taken aback by the large crowds.

"We were really blown away by how nice everyone was and how much they wanted to share their stories about their collections," he said.

"We had some great sales."

Mr Lucas said many people brought things in to evaluate and while no valuable coins were discovered, people still had great time learning about the history associated with a particular note or coin.

"We had a lot of people buying coins from the year they were born," he said.

"We are very much looking forward to coming back in November."

Organiser Richard Macdonald said he was pleased the three-day event that opened its doors on Friday raised about $2000 for the Endeavour Foundation.

"The crowds have been fantastic and very generous," he said.

Mr Macdonald said he had two American Civil War collectors come in to look at the ivory-handled pistol that was pictured in the NewsMail on Saturday.

"People really loved the military stuff and those are the items with rich history," he said.

Topics:  antiques, collectables




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