Lit­er­a­ture lovers book in for treat

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

GREAT Ex­pec­ta­tions and in­ge­nious prob­lem-solv­ing feats are for sale this Satur­day.

Keen fans of Agatha Christie and Charles Dick­ens have the rare op­por­tu­nity to bid for a com­plete hard­bound book set from each au­thor at the an­nual garage sale at St Matthew’s Angli­can Church, Gayn­dah.

With 32 vol­umes of Dick­ens and 85 vol­umes of Christie – all in good con­di­tion – to read un­der the bed cov­ers at night, spare torch bat­ter­ies will be needed.

Or­gan­is­ers Kay Whar­ton and Denise Sav­age said the start­ing re­serve price will be an­nounced when doors open at 8.30am, with bids to close at 11am, and prior in­quiries were wel­come.

A pop­u­lar an­nual event since the 1980s, Ms Whar­ton said peo­ple quickly recog­nised it as a qual­ity sale.

“We were be­ing given stuff (and) the ‘junk’ went out of the de­scrip­tion,” she said.

“We have qual­ity items for sale at rea­son­able prices and this is one of the bet­ter mon­ster garage sales that we have had.”

Vin­tage Women’s Weekly and Daily Mir­ror edi­tions from the 1950s con­tinue to fea­ture.

“In the old church, the al­tar kneel­ing rails were padded with all these mag­a­zines,” said Ms Whar­ton, who ex­plained only a few were re­leased each year.

Other de­lights among the house­hold items are a Va­cola bot­tling set for the keen jam or chut­ney maker, an an­odised can­is­ter set (another win­ner for the vin­tage col­lec­tor) and fine bone china tureens made by Booths of Eng­land.

With toys, fur­ni­ture, jew­ellery and un­told gems to dis­cover, the mon­ster garage sale prom­ises to be a win­ner.

For fur­ther in­quiries, please phone Kay Whar­ton on 4161 1785 or Denise Sav­age on 0427 611 710.

Kay Whar­ton We have qual­ity items for sale ... this is one of the bet­ter mon­ster garage sales that we have had.

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