A SILVER cigarette case from the late 18th century was among the many and varied items that could be found at the weekend's Manilla VRA Antiques and Collectables Fair.
Manilla VRA (Volunteer Rescue Association) Rescue Squad president Jerod Sutherland said the event, now in its fifth year, went "magnificently".
He said the fair had slowly become more popular each year, and this weekend about 1200 people came through the doors over the two days.
There were 19 dealers at the fair, along with 19 exhibitions, which ranged from the Queen's golden jubilee memorabilia to kerosene lights.
Mr Sutherland said he would be happy if the fair, which was a fundraiser for the Manilla VRA squad, generated about $5000 to $6000.
The money would be used to upgrade the squad's rescue equipment, he said.
This year antiques dealer and television personality Gordon Brown made another appearance, conducting valuations on about 150 items.
Mr Brown, who appears on ABC TV's Collectors, is now a regular, having attended every fair.