New life for antiques as buyers, sellers flock to fair
THE second Bundaberg Antique Collectable Fair at the weekend was so successful organisers are already planning the next one.
Organiser Allan Lawson said the next fair in Bundaberg would be held on April 23 and 24 next year.
"We were very happy with it," Mr Lawson said.
"We had people here from all over the place."
Mr Lawson said the first antiques and collectables fair in Bundaberg was held in November last year.
"We're going back to April for the next one," he said.
Mr Lawson said items on display at the fair at the Civic Centre included an old wedding dress.
"There were lots of people selling opals too," he said.
"There was also a lot of military stuff from the war."
Mr Lawson said, as was expected, there was a lot of old china on offer.
There was also a lot of jewellery, both vintage and modern.
"There were sellers from as far away as Brisbane and the Gold Coast," he said.
"The Endeavour Foundation did the catering, which we were happy about."
Mr Lawson said the event would have generated a lot of money for Bundaberg.
"There was a fair last weekend in Rockhampton, and a lot of the dealers would have come to Bundaberg and spent the week in motels," he said.
Mr Lawson, who lives in Toowoomba, said he had been organising fairs in towns around Queensland since 1988.
Profits go to benefit the Endeavour Foundation Car Rally.