Bob Goodyear checks the quality of a bracelet.
Bob Goodyear checks the quality of a bracelet. Paul Donaldson BUNANT

Magical atmosphere for antique fair

FAIRY lights glistened from the high ceiling of the Civic Centre, adding a touch of sparkle to the silverware, china and swords at the Bundaberg Antique Fair.

Crowds wound around the aisles of coins, jewellery, books, guns and rare wares, some coming across items of interest and others with their eyes directly on the target.

Sam Simpson attended the weekend event with Erin Curtin and said it was the swords that were his main


"I like a little bit of the history and the war swords in particular," Mr Simpson said.

"I'd like to buy some when I have the money."

And when he could pull himself away from the shiny swords, Mr Simpson said the matchbox cars were his other keen interest.

Ms Curtin said it was the history in each item that attracted her to the fair.

"I like the war memorial items, and I like when they had the information cards attached," she said.

"I think it's good to come out and have a look at these things, especially in small towns."

Stallholder Jodi Lantz said it was her first time showing at the event but said she had been a dedicated supporter of the Bundaberg Rotary antique fair for 10 years.

"We happen to love Bundaberg," she said.

Ms Lantz and her son travelled from Mt Tambourine with their antique jewellery and accessories for the weekend event.

"I specialise in small Victoriana things," she said.

"I love history."

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