$$$ Price guide: getting pricey
In the market for some vintage light fittings? You should take a trip to North Melbourne and visit Ace Antiques and Collectables. This secondhand store is teeming with lights, radios, phones, books, records, fans, clocks, enamel signs, crockery, cookware and many other rare and curious colelctables. The friendly owner Dave is a wealth of knowledge and is more than happy to answer questions. He has the largest collection of Bakelite radios in Australia, and if you can’t find one you like in store Dave will help you source one from elsewhere. Unlike many antique stores Ace Antiques are happy to hire out their wares for commercial, movies, theatres sets, it you would like to know more pop in and have a chat with Dave.
Upon arriving at Ace Antiques and Collectables I was greeted by the resident dog, Gus, who keeps guard out the front – so cute! The store is cozy and chaotic, I couldn’t help feeling like a bull in a china shop but I think that’s part of its charm. The quality of stock is very high and much of it has been restored to ensure it is in good working order, you even get a warranty when buying a secondhand phone from Dave. If you are looking to repair something of your own Ace Antiques and Collectables may be able to provide parts and expertise. I really enjoyed my visit to this delightfully unassuming store – I think you will too.
Very friendly guard dog, Gus.
Ph: 03 9328 1710
Sunday & Monday: 1.30pm – 5pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm