The month of June puts the focus on Father’s Day and the Antiques Fair on the upper and lower levels of Nelson Mandela Square on Sunday is the best place to get something totally different for fathers and grandfathers.
Forget about buying boring socks, sweaters and aftershave. This year give dads something different that they can treasure and that will increase in value over time.
Collecting antiques is great because there is a variety of collecting disciplines that appeal to many tastes, and the range in antiques and collectables is endless.
While the fair has a wide range across all collecting disciplines, there are a wide range of antiques that appeal specifically to men.
For grandfathers, why not look at an antique walking stick, a good old-fashioned shaving kit, military antiques such as compasses, medals or swords or a good old fashioned Toby jug.
For the discerning father or husband, give him something that will be put on display rather than shoved at the back of a cupboard. A rare collector’s book or print for the study; start him with a silver calling card holders or hip flasks. Or if he enjoys the finer things in life, why not invest in a beautiful crystal decanter with matching port wine glasses or a corkscrews.
If he’s a more modern man, you could give him a classic watch, an original Zippo lighter, or buy him an original Corgi or Matchbox car. The range is endless, and you can find them all at the Antiques Fair at Nelson Mandela Square.
The antique dealers come from all over South Africa. Their expertise and historical knowledge of a wide range of collecting genres is impressive – whether it be in dating a historical item, in identifying a silver mark or in recommending antiques that make for long-term investments.
For more information contact Clyde Terry on 082-883-4933