LOGANLEA lamp collector Bob McWilliam with a sampel of his lamps on display at Saturday's Tweed Antiques and Collectables Fair.
LOGANLEA lamp collector Bob McWilliam with a sampel of his lamps on display at Saturday's Tweed Antiques and Collectables Fair. Tweed Daily News/Craig Sadler

Antiques fair bigger than ever

THE Tweed Antiques and Collectibles Fair at the weekend was the biggest yet, with more visitors and exhibitors than ever.

Organiser Ducie Hood was rapt with the turnout for the annual event, which has been held in the Tweed Heads Civic Centre for the past 11 years.

“The fair was the biggest yet, which is great because all the money raised goes towards buying new resources for our members to trace their family histories,” Mrs Hood said.

There was always an interesting array of collectibles and antiques on show, she said.

“One of the highlights this year was the antique kerosene lamp stand.”

Loganlea collector Bob McWilliam showed his antique kerosene lamps for the first time at the fair.

“It is one of the smaller fairs but I was surprised with how many people came through over the two days and the interest they showed in my lamps,” Mr McWilliam, a retiree who has been dealing in the antiques for the past year, said. “I didn't sell a lot, but had people coming in looking for rare parts for their lamps and had some great interest, so I have already booked my table for next year.”

It is not known yet how much money the fair raised for the Tweed Gold Coast Family History and Heritage Association to help people trace their family histories.



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