Tasmania is often considered to be Australia's last untapped treasure trove of antiques because of its enduring isolation.  That may be true, but then again ..... Anyway, there are certainly several towns and villages around the island whcich have reputations as "antiquey" places.  This list may help your search for that elusive treasure.

 

Hobart.

Hobart, being tasmania's largest city, has a good variety of antique shops including:

Warwick Oakman Antiques in Sandy Bay Road at Battery Point has a classy selection of 18th and 19th century stuff.

Antiques Warehouse, Warwick Street, near Elizabeth Street, North Hobart has a large range of antiques and bric-a-brac in a rambling, two storey property. Dozens of individual stall holders have set up their unique collections. It is one of the most comprehensive, eclectic collections you will find. It includes offerings for the budget priced trinket collector, to those looking for more serious treasures.

Resource Collectables, is now located in a section of South Hobart Tip Shop on McRobies Rd, South Hobart. They have an astounding range of collectables/vintage and antiques every era and style at dirt cheap prices. This is where the antique sellers shop, for hyperbole of course.

Ricketty Rix, in Macquarie Street, which carries an eclectic range of decorative antiques for the modern decor.

Coogan Antiques is at 247 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Astrolabe Booksellers, is upstairs at 81 Salamanca Place.

The Stamp Place, at 110 Collins Street in the CBD specialises in stamps and coins.

Try the local St Vincent de Paul shops too in the North Hobart area. Go into one store and they will give you the addresses for others. They held glass cabinets full of vintage crockery and glassware.

 

Launceston

Launceston has two regular antique auction houses:

Tulloch's, in lower George Street, and

Armitage's, in  Goodman Court in suburban Invermay.

Its antique shops include:

Recycled Relix, in York Street, which sells a wide variety of oldish odds and ends,

Clockwise, in upper St John Street, which repairs old clocks and carries an extensive range of antique clocks for sale.

1842, on the corner of Cimitiere and St John Streets, which carries a fine range of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modernist metalware.  They also restore antique furniture.

Miles Davis Keilar operates an antique shop in St John Street.

 

New Norfolk

New Norfolk is an antiquey town with several antique shops in and around the main street as well as a few within the confines of the old Wilow Court Asylum complex.  they include:

New Norfolk Antiques

Ring Road Antiques

Willow Court Antique Centre

 

Perth

Perth's antique shops include

The Leather Bottle

Robur House

 

Longford

Longford Antiques in the main street,  usually has an excellent range of Australian cedar.

 

Evandale

Evandale is home to Northern Tasmania's biggest regular outdoor market on every Sunday, including a good range of small antiques in the adjacent hall.

It is also home to antique shops including:

Evandale antiques

 

Campbell Town

Wildes Antiques at 100 High Street, Campbell Town has a large range of antiques and collectables at affordable prices. Situated on the highway between Launceston and Hobart it is conveniently located. Open 7 days a week 9-5

Latrobe

Latrobe has a smallish, but varied market every Sunday in the main street.

Grange Antiques in the main street has a good range of quality wares, but is open only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Claren Antiques is also in the main street and is often shut.

The Reliquaire - possibly named after the ship that brought the stuff from China last week, rather than being an indicator of stock age - is in the main street.  At least it's always open.

 

 

Devonport

Devonport has a large Antique Emporium in Formby Road.

 

Ulvertsone

Ulverstone is another "Antiquey" town with several shops including:

Leven Antiques in King Edward Street is a big shop with a lot of china and old furniture.

Peter Jermy's Antiquarian Books is in Victoria Street

Adopt-a-Chair is in Main Street.  Lots of old furniture.

Island State Collectables is also in Main Street.

Choice Secondhand is in Alexandra Road.

 

Penguin

Penguin has a very large indoor market every Sunday, but antiques are not its strong suit; rather, specialising in crafty stuff.

 

Oatlands

Oatlands Antiques and Collectables in the main street has a broad and interesting range of antiques and bric-a-brac.

Winton Cottage Antiques and Interiors has an extensive range of good quality French Provincial antiques and furniture. 

 

Tunbridge

In Tunbridge, you may find Tunbridge Collectables open.  they specialise in Doulton, carlton Ware and Murano glass.

 

Richmond

At Richmond you'll find Walkers of Richmond in Bridge Street.

 

Sorell

Sorell has a large antique centre off the main road in Somerville Street.

 

For the Avid Hunter

This link here may also prove useful for the antique hunter, but there are no guarantees on its currency.  

And who knows what you may find at the markets listed here.