Auctioneers are working through 1600 items at 44th auction
KIM Mahoney has been going to the Allora Community Auction for the past decade and recalls her best bargain was a $5 lamp shade.
Ms Mahoney is from Brisbane and said she first went to the auction at a time her mother lived in Toowoomba.
"The lamp shade I bought for $5 was worth $120 to $140 at an antique shop in Brisbane,” she said.
"It was a glass shade that was painted, there were none at the auction this year.”
She was in a group of five from Brisbane who now come every year.
Lisa Welsh said the auction was a good chance to support the Allora community.
"I bought a half table last year for $5, cleaned it up and sold it for $45 online. A more expensive item was a $40 kitchen trolley,” Ms Welsh said.