Graaff-reinet residents and visitors are invited to peek into the personal collections of more than 40 collectors
GRAAFF-REINET — On Saturday, November 11, a very special event will be making privately owned collections accessible to the public for one day only.
Graaff-reinet’s first ever Collection Fair - to be held at the Botanics Sports Grounds - will see 1000s of collectables being exhibited by passionate collectors of all persuasions.
The event promises to fuse an eclectic mix of intertwined interests, which should be of interest to young and old, with collectable treasures ranging from dolls to knives, model trains to toy cars and everything in between being available to view in the two halls at the Botanics on this day.
According to the organisers, the time is right for Graaff-reinet to host such an inclusive and comprehensive event with the interest in the event from the town’s many collectors, being significant so far.
“The age of the collector is most certainly upon us,” said one of the organisers. “The aim of the event is to create an authentic platform for young and old to share in their vastly different yet connected interests.”
Most of the exhibitors are locals, but, according to the organisers, there will be exhibitors from neighbouring towns and places as far afield as Port Elizabeth and George as well.
“This event is all-encompassing. We have This 1940 Buick 41C Convertable will be one of many rare and beautiful cars on show at GraaffReinet’s very rst Collectors Fair. more than 40 displays altogether, some featuring the more ‘traditional’ collections, such as antique bibles and tins, while others are displaying more modern collections such as puzzles and white enamel items,” said Cornie Jansen, one of the organisers.
An impressive collection of more than 50 classic and vintage vehicles will also be exhibited on the Botanics’ rugby field.
An added attraction on the day is a car boot sale which will be held in the parking area at Botanics.
Here tens of stalls can be perused throughout the morning where a lot of quality items will be on sale. Nicolien Wentzel’s impressive collection of dolls can also be viewed at the upcoming collection fair.
For further information on this event, send the organisers an e-mail at email@example.com
Please note: Entry is free to attend the boot sale - an entry ticket will need to be purchased to enter the Collectors Fair. These are available on the day at only R30 for adults and R20 for children under the age of 14.
- All monies raised by the event is in aid of the Reformed Church in Graaff-reinet.
- Dee Malkinson of Port Elizabeth will be offering valuations on items between 09:00 and 11:00 on the day. If you have something you consider to be of value, bring it in to have it valued at only R10 per item. Bob van Loggerenberg is van klein dae af mal oor treine en vandag besit hy ‘n groot versameling model treintjies wat op 11 November tydens Graaff-reinet se eerste Versamelaarskou te sien sal wees.