Collectors collect for a fair

Barry Collier
Barry Collier
Don Schmitzer

Don Schmitzer

FROM Dr Who to glassware, ceramics and more, a treasure trove of goodies were on show at the Taree Local Collectors Fair.

About 1300 people came through the doors of the PCYC over the weekend and the feedback book gave nothing but compliments from visitors (including one that wrote 'Taree needs this').

The organisers, Taree Local Collectors Club, are thrilled with the public's response.

Twenty two members from the club displayed favourites from their collections, and there was also a large number of traders (more than last year) who had travelled from as far as Sydney and the Blue Mountains to set up tables.

Valuer Michael Meldrum from Forster was there to appraise people's treasures and the majority of people were very pleased with the prices they were given.

Peter Fernley was one of the luckiest visitors to the fair.

He purchased a CD, Bonnie Raitt Luck of the Draw, and during the weekend won a lucky door prize and a raffle prize.

Organisers said the venue was ideal and the catering was fantastic.

Visitors to the event were very keen, with quite a few taking a membership form with them as they left.

Many traders have already booked themselves for next year.