Pieces of history from across the globe are on display at the Albert Hall this weekend for the annual Tasmanian Antiques Fair.
Fair organiser Peter Woof said the fair had been drawing a lot of attention so far.
"We had a really good turnout last night - a lot of dealers had good sale so it's been going well so far," he said.
The fair is an opportunity for collectors and dealers alike to share fascinating items and their stories.
Mr Woof said one such treasure was a set of argon lamps from the 1820s.
He said to get a whole set of these lamps nowadays was almost impossible, making them incredibly rare.
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"To get these as a set anywhere in the world is fantastic," Mr Woof said.
"They're actually whale oil lamps, most of them were melted down for scrap at the turn of the century because they're all bronze.
"100 years ago they were all worthless."
On a local level, exhibitor Peter Newell said his most fascinating piece he had on display was a page from the Hobart Gazette in 1828.
"This one's interesting because at the time the government introduced a tax on newspapers," Mr Newell said.
"Can you imagine that?"
Mr Newell said the idea of taxing newspapers was an unsurprisingly unpopular policy at the time.
"That was the only form of communication back then,"
"Everything's electronic now no one keeps hard copies anymore."
The Antiques Fair will continue on Sunday, June 9 from 10am until 4pm.