IF you go to the Chiltern Antique Fair this weekend, don’t knock anything over.
At Pat and Ron Morrison’s stall, there are two small ornamental vases made in the early 1900s.
They are valued at $6000 for the pair.
“You only get nervous when one of the old girls comes through on a walking frame,” Mr Morrison said.
But about 10 years ago, something horrible happened.
“We had a round table and Pat leaned on it and the whole table tipped up,” Mr Morrison said about the day they lost about $3000 worth of antiques.
“And we’re still married.
“I didn’t go crook at her, I just went and gave her a big hug.”
Their whole stall, brought down in a truck from their home at Tumut, is worth about $200,000.
This weekend there are 13 stallholders, co-ordinator Erika Hansen said — none local as she feels buyers can go to their shops.
The fair held at the Memorial Hall runs from 10am to 5pm today and 10am to 4pm tomorrow.Admission for adults is $5, it’s free for children.