Antiques always admired
WHAT do a rare satinwood dressing table and a cricket bat signed by the 1938 Australian Test team have in common?
Both were on sale for a mere $20,000 each at the Coffs Harbour Antique Fair at the weekend.
The exquisite pieces were among a mammoth collection of furniture, jewellery, crockery and collectables which drew a steady stream of admirers to the Coffs Harbour Showground.
The fair attracted 16 exhibitors from Queensland, Victoria and NSW, including a strong contingent from the Coffs Coast.
Quota International Coffs Harbour has been staging the extravaganza for 11 years, and the organisers never cease to be amazed by the level of interest it creates in the local community.
Antiques expert and author, Alan Carter, was on hand to officially open the fair, while Coffs Harbour pianist Reuben Fox kept the crowds entertained with his fine playing.
The showground was also the venue at the weekend for the Coffs Harbour Arts and Crafts Group's Salute to the Arts exhibition at the Norm Jordan Pavilion.
It showcased a wealth of talent from local artists and artisans.