What is it?:
Wooden it be nice to guess this one?
WE will go anywhere to gather a good item for our What Is It? antiques guessing game – from the city out to New Norfolk or back in the other direction to Margate.
Which, not coincidently, is where we found this piece.
Margate Train Traders is a hotbed of weird and wonderful pieces from yesteryear.
This one is big, heavy and wooden and has South Pacific heritage.
A person using it would likely have swung it or thrust it forward with a huge amount of force.
What is it good for? Hopefully today, absolutely nothing more than looking good on a shelf.
If you know what it is drop us a line at email@example.com.
In next weekend’s issue we will print the names of those with the right answer and a new curious item for people to puzzle over.