Bargain hunters flock to hospice sale
Bargain hunters analysed antiques, considered crockery, picked through paintings and sifted through silverware at the opening of the Arohanui Hospice heritage sale in Palmerston North.
The annual fundraiser began yesterday evening at the hospice's Rangitikei St store with several hundred people crowding the shelves and racks of antique, vintage, retro and historical items.
Shop manager Jennie Lewer said the items were collected throughout the year and stored for the annual sale.
"We collect up all the heritage items, antiques, vintage and retro stock, we save it all through the year."
A significant number of people looked forward to the sale, she said, which had everything from jewellery and crystal to furniture and clothes.
"We have over 1000 pieces of china, Kiwiana, huge amounts of silverware, crystal, masses of furniture, including a beautiful kauri wardrobe."
Preparations for the sale required a "huge amount" of work from volunteers, Mrs Lewer said, with many items needing to be repaired or cleaned up. The sale is on again today until 5pm and will continue tomorrow from 9am until 2pm and Monday from 9am until 5pm.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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