Literature lovers book in for treat
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.