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29 April, 2022

Hitchen House clearing sale

The estate of the late Brian Bywater OAM, Hitchen House, and Gilgandra Museum are having a two-day unreserved auction this weekend.

By Emily Middleton

Collectables, old militaria, antique and military firearms, swords and bayonets, uniforms, and many other items from the Hitcheon House will be available both online and onsite.

A clearing sale of excess and duplicate items from the Gilgandra Museum will also be held this Sunday. President of the Gilgandra Historical Society, Max Zell, says the voluntary organisation in the past has pushed items into the shed that weren’t being used.

“We have sorted through a lot of it now and we are selling some really interesting items,” said Mr Zell.

“The money will create some income for the museum, because with covid our income has drastically reduced.”

Mr Zell said that even though coaches and travellers are finally coming back through, the society is still tight. The clearing sale will include a number of interesting antiques, small and large. Some of the more unique items include the charcoal crusher, used to create a gas that powered machinery, and a conrod straightener.

Other items include old tools, timber, a rope winer, a piano, pianola, old telephones, milk trailers, and other antiques that might even be nice as a piece of décor.

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