3-day fair selling rare memorabilia and retro gear kicks off

FANCY starting a collection or adding to an existing one? Or maybe furnishing your home with antiques?

Then don't miss the three-day Prestige Antique Collectable Retro Fair starting tomorrow near Byron Bay.

Stallholders from around the country will be selling rare memorabilia and organiser Allan Lawson, of Aussie Fairs, said the experience for visitors would be akin to "shopping at an old-style department store of the last century".

"Nowadays it's not only for collectors, it's for people who want to buy retro gear to decorate their house," he said.

"It has been running for 26 years in Queensland and this is the biggest I've run in the whole time, as far as stallholders are concerned."

Byron Bay Antiques and Homewares owner Tracey Dick is excited to provide people the opportunity to snap up some amazing items at the Prestige Antique Collectable Retro Fair in Byron Bay.
Byron Bay Antiques and Homewares owner Tracey Dick is excited to provide people the opportunity to snap up some amazing items at the Prestige Antique Collectable Retro Fair in Byron Bay. Marc Stapelberg

He said there were 60 stallholders at the fair in the newly-named Cabanbah Centre on Ewingsdale Rd.

A highlight of the fair is the inclusion of Egyptian and militia collections.

Mike Schulc, from Aussie Collectables, said his Egyptian collection included items daiting back more than 5000 years.

"There's an Egyptian sarcophagus, I have a couple of royal masks, shabti dolls - they're like a little idol, I have close to 100 of those - (and) Greek and Roman antiquities," he said.

Proceeds from the fair will go to GIVIT Australia, a non-profit organisation donating goods to people in urgent need.

Admission to the fair costs $8 for adults and is free for children.

The fair is open tomorrow and Saturday from 8am to 5pm and on Sunday between 8am and 2pm.



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