Actor and monarchist Russell Crowe recently bought out nearly all of the Sydney Antique Centre's collection of historical memorabilia relating to the British royal family – including china marking the coronation of King George in 1911.
He is not the only public figure to have found a bargain:
- Nicole Kidman was a frequent visitor to stalls selling vintage clothing, and particularly liked a sleek 1950s gown,a stallholder said.
- Former Liberal prime minister John Howard bought office furniture,
- Former Labor prime minister Paul Keating bought a beautiful vintage Bally poster as a gift