January always marks one of my most favorite times on the Gold Coast antiques and collectibles scene with the Rotary Antiques, Collectibles and Book Fair held at Jupiters Casino in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. If you’re a serious collector of antiques and quality collectibles it really is the one and only must attend event on the Gold Coast “vintage” calender.
You will see everything from fine jewelry to current day collectible Erstwilder pieces. There are the likes of rare books, war memorabilia, collectible toys, pedigree dolls, loads of incredible fine collectible china, ceramics and glass. You’ll see beautiful art deco pieces, one of kind pieces, high end antique furniture and more. There are exquisite and simply amazing rare pieces that unless you attend fairs and events like these you’re unlikely to see elsewhere.
The above is one of my hands down favorite pieces from the fair a Wadeheath Pottery Jug of The Three Little Pigs – Manufactured under license from Walt Disney c. 1935, it captures my vintage childhood loving heart.
The fair is always a wonderful excuse to dress up and feel fabulous (at least in my books it is) since I’m child free, I simply take hours just leisurely browsing all the glorious pieces for sale. Attending the fair always has me talking myself in and out purchases. It’s a day where I get to catch up and see many friends in the business and see my best vintage gal pal Celia from Kittys Vintage Kitsch and make new connections with others.
It’s nice when a lovely gentleman asks if you’re wearing 1950’s and says you look lovely……why yes I am wearing 1950’s and thank you kind sir.
If you are a super sleuth hunter at the fair and keep your eyes peeled you’ll find some dealers with reduced stock, especially those who have ended up with pieces here and there that don’t quite fit their niche that they’ve not been able to off load. Hence I was able to pick up two fabulous vintage unisex children’s short overalls and some Disney Record Picture Books, which is fantastic because I always have demand and inquiries for Disney items.