It’s time to raid the attics for those antiques and mystery objects you’ve always wanted to know more about. Hobart antique luminaries Gordon Brown, Warwick Oakman of Warwick Oakman Antiques and Ben Walker of Walker and Walker will be on hand to examine your items and dazzle with their expertise. With live gypsy jazz from local musos Django’s Tiger and delicious nibbles and coffee available, this promises to be an entertaining day for all in the delightful grounds of Rosny Farm Arts Centre.
The mystery objects on the day were:
1. A set of musical percussion instruments made from casuarina (c.1920, TAS)
2. A ‘vee dee’ vibrator medical instrument used to cure ‘hysteria’ in women in the 1900s
3. A French battalion backpack for climbing in and out of trenches in WWI.
Congratulations to our winner Anissa for guessing all three (nearly).
Clarence City Council, as organiser of the Collectors Roadshow event, advises attendees that whilst all reasonable care will be taken, all responsibility for the safety and security of attendees’ items rests with the attendee.
The following items are not to be brought to the event: Firearms, knives or weapons of any description.
Our experts will not provide market valuations of items presented. They can only provide an estimate of what an item may fetch at auction which is in no way to be taken as a guarantee of an item’s actual value.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.