The organisers of the Antiques Collectibles and Militaria Fair were left astounded by the resounding success of the event held at the Bundaberg Civic Centre, Australia last weekend. Stephen Proh, the committee chairman said that although the Friday was successful, the Saturday was even busier.
There were 16 stalls packed with antiques at the annual event, which is organised by the Rotary Club of Bundaberg West. A host of antiques and collectibles were available including jewellery, furniture and glassware. Saturday had been one of the most successful days in the history of the event, with almost 1000 people attending and final attendance still to be confirmed.
Mr Proh expressed surprise at the number of people wanting to buy antiques while the economy was weak, but believes that people are still happy to pay for good quality. According to Mr Proh, there had been a lot of buyers at the event, as well as people who had just come to look around, but wasn’t entirely sure of the reasons for their sudden success.
The event had received extra promotion at the local air show, while people are also becoming familiar with the antiques fair which could encourage buyers. Jewellery and antique furniture had been the most popular categories, but coins and militaria were also in demand.
Antiques dealers will remain in demand for anyone who is looking for a good quality piece of furniture, like antique dining chairs or arts and crafts furniture . For collectors who live here in the UK, you can find a host of reputable antique dealers in the Preston area.
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