Organiser Sandy Woodward holds one of two late 19th-century
Royal Worcester vases, signed by a Stinton family member
and featuring Highland cattle, which are being prepared for
an antique fair at the Otago Museum. Photo by Gerard
An array of vintage tools, as well as china, crystal,
artworks, glass and silver will go on sale at an antique fair
at the Otago Museum's Hutton Theatre today.
The three-day fair starts at 10am and is being run by The
Antique Fair Charitable Trust, with proceeds from the entry
charge - $6 for adults (children get in free) - going to the
Otago Community Hospice.
One of the national trust's four trustees, Tauranga antiques
dealer Sandy Woodward, said the Dunedin fair had begun
quietly three years ago, initially making a loss, but had
''really taken off '' last year, with four antique dealers
providing items for sale, twice the initial participation.
Momentum was continuing to build, with six dealers, including
two from the South Island, involved this year and more than
5000 items on sale, up about a third on last year.
The trust hoped to make a ''great donation'' of $2000 or more
to the Otago hospice.