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Hunted Antiques & Collectables

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published January 14th 2023
It's a browsers paradise


This store is huge, just under one acre in size and all under the one roof with plenty of off-street parking.


The store is well laid out with many aisles full of individual stalls, just like a permanent market.

Antique store aisles.
Many aisles and stalls along each one.

The merchandise on each stall is owned by the stall holder who rent their space or even a cabinet to display their wares.

nic-nacs
Nic-nacs galore.

Some stalls have a specific range of items, such as man cave supplies, and a couple of clothing stalls.

Man cave supplies.
Man cave supplies.



clothes
Things to wear.

What stood out were an antelope and a wild boar's head staring down upon you from above.

Animal heads.
You can't miss these beasts.

Small items were in abundance, many in glass-fronted cabinets. knic-knacs were everywhere.

bric a brac
Cabinets for the small items.


bric a brac
More small items.

If you were with anyone under forty, they may point to an item and ask, "What's that?" Your answer would be, "It's a typewriter."

Type writers
Yesterdays word processors.

Figurines and statuettes are always popular items, both inside and outside.

Figurines and statuettes.
Figurines and statuettes.

Unusual to see edible items in antique shops but a range of lollies and chilli products were available, looking everything but antique and certainly not past their use by date.

lollies
How sweet.


Chilli products.
The hottest stall there.

One interesting stall was old looking wooden products such as storage boxes, tables, chest of drawers and I think I spied a gate in the display.

wooden products.
The new looking old.

Many stalls decry descriptions due the volume and range of items on sale. One such stall had a rocking horse, a very small boat, a huge set of bellows and even a cross-cut saw. A few paintings made an appearance in several stalls.

Rocking horse.
Rocking horse, boat, bellows and painting.

A full-size Indian featured in one stall, in a full headdress.

Indian.
A long way from home.

Perhaps getting ready for this year's Halloween was ghoulish items, including a small coffin.

Ghoulish items.
No end to the range of merchandise available.

A diver's helmet is something you don't see every day, but you will at Hunted Antiques & Collectables until it is sold. If you are a junior police person a pedal patrol car is available to practice your patrol skills.

Diver's helmet and pursuit cars.
Diver's helmet and pursuit cars.

If you find something that you must have, Millie, at the front counter, will assist you with your purchase.

Front counter.
Any questions? Just ask Millie.

Hunter Antiques & Collectables is a nostalgic and educational experience. Nostalgic for us older folks and educational for the younger ones to see items from yesteryear. And you just might find something you have been looking for ages or an addition to your collection of whatever you collect.

The only thing you won't find is a kitchen sink.

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Why? It's worth the experience.
When: 10.00 am - 5.pm. Seven days.
Phone: (03)9738 0323
Where: 37 Scoresby Road, Bayswater, Vic.
Cost: All items marked.
Your Comment
I have driven past this place sooooo many times on my way to my son's place. Great to see so many photos! I'll have to stop for a good browse.
by Lee Ellwood (EllWords) (score: 2|206) 7 days ago
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