LONG TRIP: Simon Higgins, Kim Mahoney, George Trusiak and Lisa Welsh travelled from Brisbane for the 44th annual auction at Allora.
LONG TRIP: Simon Higgins, Kim Mahoney, George Trusiak and Lisa Welsh travelled from Brisbane for the 44th annual auction at Allora. Gerard Walsh

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.



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