A shopping trio of Tomika Farmer, Lisa Anderson and Laurie Manson browse the exhibits at the 2011 Quota Antique Fair at Coffs Harbour Showground’s Exhibition Centre.
A shopping trio of Tomika Farmer, Lisa Anderson and Laurie Manson browse the exhibits at the 2011 Quota Antique Fair at Coffs Harbour Showground’s Exhibition Centre.

My, fair ladies look for bargains

APPEALING old things were all around at the 2011 Antique Fair.

Miserable weather with grey skies, low temperatures, rain squalls and wind, which worked in favour of indoor activities on Saturday, saw a big crowd of early visitors to Coffs Harbour’s annual antique event.

The 2011 Antique Fair was hosted by the Coffs Harbour branch of Quota International at the Coffs Harbour Showground Exhibition centre from Friday evening to late yesterday.

The fair drew visitors from all over the Coffs Coast to admire displays of china, silver, glass, jewellery and other collectable wares by dealers from many areas of the state.

With programs like Collectors, Antiques Roadshow and Bargain Hunt attracting television audiences, antique fairs are attracting more and more people to come and see the real thing – and to buy special items.

The definition of antiques has also expanded from the classic collectables like furniture, art, silver and jewellery, to include vintage clothing, toys and tools.

All profits go to charities.



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