Man's hobby easy on eye

By Felicity Caldwell

DAVE Taylor's collection of tools, signs and oil tins would not look out of place in a shed or garage.

The Goodna resident said "garageanalia" might be a "man thing."

"I just feel like it's a man's hobby and it's the sort of hobby where you can go down to your shed and have all these things around you that you like to see," Mr Taylor said.

He said many garageanalia collectors owned vintage cars or bikes and used the tools to work on their vehicles.

Mr Taylor said he had collected garageanalia for about 20 years and his first piece was a rim tool; used to relieve pressure in tires while they were removed.

"My brother gave it to me - he was restoring an old Whippet (car)... I think it was a 1928 Whippet," he said.

"He was working on it but he decided to sell it and he gave me the tool as he knew I was interested in old collections."

He said friends often gave him new items for his collection and he also bought them at collectors' fairs.

Mr Taylor will display several collections at the Queensland Historical Bottle and Collectables Club's State Show this weekend.

The show will be open from 9am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 2pm on Sunday in the Collingwood Park Sports Complex on Chalk Street, Redbank.

Entry costs $5 and show-goers can expect antique and collectable displays, items for sale and free valuations.

Do you have a great collection, or know a collector?

Call 3817 1743 or email felicity.caldwell@qt.com.au.



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