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Australian Collectibles, Antiques, Gifts, Art Deco and Specialty Items

Updated on November 16, 2016
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John has traveled extensively has developed 5 website guides for touring Australia & Worldwide. John has developed travelers tips & tricks.

Tour to complete you collection

There is a wide variety of Australian shops and outlets that specialize in vintage items, antiques, Old Wares, collectibles, art deco, art nouveau, designer gifts, scientific instruments, glass, prints, drawings, textiles, dolls, artefacts, Oriental works of art, carpets, books, jewelry, paintings, silver, porcelain, Australian pottery, furniture, glassware, tools, ceramics, retro, farm equipment and tools.

There are also many places where you can see displays of collectibles of every possible type.

You can also organise an antique and collectibles tour throughout various parts of Australia. Most operators also have online catalogues for you to order your special item.

You may be looking for that hard to find piece to compete an entire a set, an exclusive gift for that special purpose, some unique memorabilia, a memento of your memorable trip to the 'land down under'. You may want to collect for the simple joys of owning something truly precious and rare. The various operators are well aware of  the delights that owning an antique or special collectible item can bring, and ho important it is for you to complete you collection. They are willing to help you find it.

The good thing about antiques, especially jewellery are art is that they usually hold their value well and can be a good investment. People collect all manner of things including saw blades, painted emu eggs, designer rugs, dolls, limited edition plates, thimbles, fine art paintings, Christmas ornaments and figurines.

One nice thing about collectibles is that the creators can be found in every part of the world. The genuine collector should search through local shows, antique and junk shops, markets as you never know what you will find and when that special item will suddenly appear among the junk at a bargain price. Different countries and regional areas offer various different flavours for your antique, artwork or collectibles and they make good travel souvenirs. 

There are many art deco walking tours and self guided tours in various regions throughout Australia. Hop in a bus, take your own hired car or join a guided tour to see the wonderful art deco buildings in Australia. Between the First and Second World Wars, 3 architectural styles emerged in Australia: Californian Bungalow, Art Deco and Spanish Mission. Art Deco influenced the design of both domestic housing and commercial buildings up until the early 1950s.

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    Renee S 7 years ago from Virginia

    I like the dragonfly pin.