Warwick Rodeo Heritage Centre manager John Osborne picked up this horse last year which he has modified for the museum display.
Warwick Rodeo Heritage Centre manager John Osborne picked up this horse last year which he has modified for the museum display.

Treasure trove to go under hammer

ONE person’s trash being another person’s treasure is a maxim proven to be true every year at the Allora Community Auction.

And it was confirmed by Warwick Rodeo Heritage Centre manager John Osborne after his visit to the 2009 event where he discovered a life-size horse to display at his museum.

“I’ve been going (to the auction) for 20 years,” Mr Osborne said. “You always find something.”

Three weeks before the event on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, all of the 2500 lots have been snapped up with treasures to be displayed from as far away as Goondiwindi and Mundubbera.

Auction media officer Grant Lollback said there was a treasure for everyone.

“You name it and it’s there, anything and everything,” he said.

It has been described as a collector’s paradise with plenty of antique items on offer, with the chance to get them at a bargain price.

More than 100 helpers have offered to help at the event.

“Without the local community support the event doesn’t run,” Mr Lollback said.

Some of the things you can pick up from 8am Monday, June 14:

Boat, chaffcutter, fuel tank, irrigation equipment, generators, welders, machinery, antiques, collectables, tools, commercial kitchen equipment, furniture, cattle scales, cow bells, butter churn and separator, piano, books and comics and bric-a-brac.

Take note

 ID is needed for bidder’s card

 No eftpos available

 No dogs allowed



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