Tuesday, April 5, 2011
2011 Australian National Antique Bottle & Collectables Show / Bendigo Vic.
The Competition is grouped into 'Categories' and my husband Vic and I always enter some of our Inkwells in that category. This year I showed my Collection of 'Travel Inks', small wells produced in a variety of novelty shapes.
Part of the fun is making up a display (you are only allowed to show TEN ITEMS for judging), and adding a few interesting, but not too many, go-with items. When you have over a hundred to choose from, picking just 10 is very difficult.
Vic's display was given a 1st prize, based on rarity, variety, condition, display and information.
We had a great weekend in Bendigo, met up with many friends we have made over the years, collectors from all over Australia, and I even managed to come home WITHOUT buying any more inkwells.
There are not many now we would be interested in acquiring, 20+ years of collecting them means we really have all we set out to collect.