Among the treasures spotted at Ballarat's Antique Collectables and Vintage Bazaar on Sunday were a gramophone, samurai swords, and a fantastically bright wooden harp.
Wandering the aisles, there's plenty of weird things to surprise you - a blown up magazine photo of Joseph Goebbels, for example, or a "medical quack kit" with fine glass tubes and a meter for reading... something, it wasn't quite clear.
The graduation certificates, marked 1937, for a nurse who is now likely long gone were also up for sale, as well as vintage postcards with neat pencil messages on the back, from all over the world.
A small pipe, shaped like a boot, was also spotted.
There were also dozens, possibly hundreds, of different tin snuff boxes, in all shapes, sizes, and colours.
Plenty of people were streaming through to rummage around and find their own treasures.
Out the front, on a wide round table, was antique valuer Brian O'Halloran.
An antique auctioneer for about 25 years, he said this was his first time valuing antiques.
"We've found some very interesting things," he said, smiling.
"I've never done this before, as a valuer, and I've enjoyed the experience."
The most fascinating things he'd seen so far, he explained, came from a Ballarat businessman who had passed away.
"Wherever he went in Australia he bought himself some clocks," Mr O'Halloran said.
"His wife tells me he'd leave her in the car, he'd walk into the shop, and an hour later he'd come out with a clock under his arm.
"He's got everything from grandfather clocks to unusual pocket watches I've never seen."
However, when Mr O'Halloran went to see the clocks at the man's home, he found something else in the garage.
"He's got a collection of nice cars, a Chev Corvette and a fantastic MG - it's a beauty, 1940-odd - and it's an absolutely beautiful lot of stuff," he said.
"I was pleased I went."
The bazaar continues at Civic Hall until 3pm Monday.
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