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Treasures on show at collectables fair

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June 16, 2017

People can take a walk down memory lane and spend this weekend among beautiful antiques at the Cobram Historical Society’s 33rd Annual Antique and Collectables Fair.

People can take a walk down memory lane and spend this weekend among beautiful antiques at the Cobram Historical Society’s 33rd Annual Antique and Collectables Fair.

The fair, which usually attracts between 600 and 800 people across the weekend, will bring a variety of antique and historical pieces of furniture, accessories, decorative items, jewellery and collectables together under the same roof.

This year, six new stall holders will display their unique wares, including two from Sydney and some from Adelaide, Gippsland and Melbourne.

After three decades of increasing popularity, organiser and society president Pat Kerr said the fair was now recognised as one of the best in Victoria.

‘‘It is one of the few fairs of its kind that is run by a not-for-profit group,’’ Mrs Kerr said.

‘‘People usually spend the afternoon browsing around and looking at the antiques.

‘‘We have our famous morning and afternoon tea — many people just come for the cake.’’

All money raised from the weekend will go back into funding the club’s activities and projects.

‘‘This year, we’ve got one stall holder who has lovely kitchen items — it’s everything your mother would have had in her kitchen — and it looks fantastic,’’ Mrs Kerr said.

‘‘Then we’ve got jewellery, the music box which has interchangeable cobs and I think that’s pretty rare; there’s furniture, including beautiful French and English antique pieces.

‘‘Another lady from Sydney has trios of cups and saucers, and beautiful glassware.

‘‘It’s going to be exciting having so many new stalls, it’s a bit different to what you would normally see.’’

Mrs Kerr said people came from across Victoria and NSW to see the items displayed and different collections of antiques.

‘‘It really does come from a wide range of areas,’’ she said.

‘‘People will be able to see things they don’t normally see everyday.

‘‘It’s something you wouldn’t see in a shop in Cobram, it’s something you would have to go to a specialist outlet to see.’’

●The 33rd Annual Antique and Collectables Fair will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, June 18 from 10am to 4pm at the Cobram Civic Centre.

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