Pop in for a bargain from Hammond Park collector

Chris Jones with his collection of Pop! vinyls, some of which will be on sale.
Chris Jones with his collection of Pop! vinyls, some of which will be on sale.

CHRIS Jones’ Hammond Park home is a den of pop culture.

From posters, movies and figurines to books and video games, he has it all.

But every now and then a collector needs to take stock.

Buyers taking part in the Hammond Park Community Association’s (HPCA) fourth garage sale event on September 9 could be the beneficiaries, with Mr Jones clearing out some of his most popular collectables; a range of Funko-produced Pop! figurines.

Mr Jones was given his first – a Daenerys Targaryen model – as a gift and from there he continued to collect.

But with space around the home in short supply, Mr Jones said it was time for some to be cleared out.

“My fiancee would say I have a bit of an addictive personality when it comes to collecting,” he said.

Mr Jones will be one of several residents opening their garages to potential buyers as part of the annual garage sale, which encourages people to de-clutter their homes in a way that limits waste through re-use and recycling and is timed to run before the council’s bulk verge collection.

Eighteen local homes took part in 2016 and HPCA president Rebecca Rosa was hopeful there would be more this year.

For information, call Ms Rosa on 0422 404 751 or visit www.facebook.com/hammond-park.

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