Steve Archer was a happy man on Monday. He had given himself just one day to auction off hundreds of items of the antique furniture and art which was piled up to the ceiling of his large Glenroi shed and he had managed exactly that.
"We had a wonderful day. We cleared most of it out [but] not everything because we didn't have enough time," said the retired furniture restorer and art dealer - among other things.
"I was very happy."
Over 150 people attended Sunday's auction, with around 100 of them bidding on Mr Archer's huge collection which he had been accumulating for the past 50 years.
"I loved the turn-out. It was all beautiful locals," he said.
"I sold maybe about 20 to 30 [chair] sets yesterday but I had about 5000 chairs and about 1500 antique dining room suites."
The overall takings for the day amounted to $100,000 - which Mr Archer explained wasn't a lot considering there were single works of art in the sale that were worth half that total figure.
Among the many items sold was the church pulpit the retired auctioneer and stock and station agent used to "make [his] living from".
Another notable sale on the day was a painting by an Indigenous artist from central Australia which had recently been valued at $50,000. On Sunday it was sold for $2,500.
"When I bought it 20 years ago, I paid about six or seven thousand for it - so I lost about half my money, or something like that [but] I don't care," he said. "I just wanted to get the things out of here."
"I was in the Archibald Prize three times including last year," he said.
"In 2002 [I] was painted by a girl from Katoomba.... and I was also painted by Adam Cullen who was Chopper Read's best mate."
At the mention of Chopper Read, Mr Archer pointed to a small hand-axe that was encased in glass alongside a picture of the notorious underworld figure hanging on the wall near the shed's entranceway; "That's Chopper Read's axe which he killed 14 people with," he said.
The decision to finally offload an entire shed's worth of antiques and art had come about after young vandals broke in for the fifth time and he decided he wanted to get the stuff out and bulldoze it.
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