Our first session for the new program ‘Collectors’ was well attended. Most who attended brought along several items from their collection which were displayed and talked about.
We had a very varied collection with shells, scales, jewellery, a silver samovar, theatre programs, a Royal Winton cheese plate and dish. There was also a beautiful and delicate Shelley demitasse coffee cup and saucer, Royal Doulton plates, Depression Glass float bowls and Sylvac pottery. One member brought along a blue and white plate which was examined by others and it was discovered with the benefit of a magnifying glass, and to the delight of the owner, that it was made by Spode, a much admired name in collecting circles.
Others brought along family memorabilia including photos. It was a very interesting session where we saw these various items and heard something about the background of each and how and why they were being collected. We also had a suggestion from a member, passed on to her by an antique dealer, on how to care for china and pottery pieces.
Do you enjoy The Collectors and Bargain Hunt? Have you a collection or two or the beginnings of one? Collectors Corner is for people who are passionate about a collection – small or large - and enjoy hearing about and seeing the collections of others. Collectors Corner will consist of five sessions held one each month from February to June. These sessions will take the form of “show and tell” with participants bringing along a collection to share with others in the group. It is hoped to have a guest speaker at least one of our sessions who can help us develop skills in identifying and valuing our purchases. All members are asked to bring to the first session one or two of their favourite items. These do not have to be part of a collection, or valuable, just something which you treasure and are prepared to “show and tell” to others. It might be something pretty, useful, or have sentimental value etc.
About the Collectors' group
2018 - 2nd Monday 10 am to 12 noon U3A Meeting Room, Dunlop Campus
Convenor/ contact details
Dorothy Webber - 5762 2116 or 0412 263 071
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