Come share your passion for things Old, New, Ordinary or Unusual with U3A Collectors. No special requirements, just you and your items. Each month there is a different theme for the meeting and the idea is to bring along something from your collection to correspond to the theme. It is like a show and tell, where each member gets to show their wares and tell the other members the story behind the item. Some of the items we’ve shown/collected/discussed include tins and boxes, clocks and watches, Wartime & Anzac, musical, maritime, old toys, tea towels and kitchen gadgets, beads and beading, horses and Melbourne Cup, family jewellery and buttons, buckles and belts. You name it, someone will collect it.

Collectors please note the new time will be 11.30 am. to 1.00 pm. 1st Tuesday of the month

Collectors Meeting for September 2018
Collectors Meeting for September 2018

Another memorable day at our meeting for September.
Our theme being “Pottery”, all were able to supply us with an assortment of items.
Starting with the cutest, a family of four gaily coloured mice purchased from Bowen. A delightful collection of glazed bowls some hand made by local artists. One was made with holes to be threaded with pine needles but it proved not to be practical ( a nice creative idea, though).
An ink bottle that had been salt glazed, from the late 1800’s made by J.Bourne & Son, Denby Pottery, England was very special. also an Australian made container from 1930,s which is highly collectable, was there beside a Stiff G. Lamberth London Potter jar dated 1800’s.A small quite decorative black vase and a Bell Tower Pottery handmade tray from Kyabram , Victoria. All so special.
A bed/foot warmer with all its original bits was a bit unusual as was one ink bottle that has never been opened. A small pottery dish with some unusual glazing on the inside , along with an old broken screw top from a demijohn.
and then we saw and were delighted by some very special handmade teapots, some quite small jars of different shapes and sizes. Matching sugar and jug set and even a gravy jug.
Highly glazed pots and, a toast rack, jug and even a funny faced coffee cup made an appearance today. A delightful ginger jar caught my eye, with its pretty blue flowers and beige panels, also a Doulton Lambeth stone bottle found in Seaforth Creek (That was special).
A plate with gum leaves, a necklace and a round ball type vase with individual hole for the flowers was really a different piece. Some cute little bears and some happy faces gave us a giggle.
Several types of Coffee cups, honey jars, teacups, along with a most unusual brown jug with handle made our meeting a very interesting morning. all in all a lovely morning.
I slipped away a little early and had a half hour lesson on streaming at the library.
Thank you everybody for another great morning.

Theme for October will be “Toiletries” ( dressing table and or bathroom items)
Theme for November will be a race luncheon.
December is bring a plate lunch at Mandarana
Until then
Happy Collecting
Chris Vaughan

If you would like to join the U3A Collector’s Group please phone Chris Vaughan on 49540621



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