Mystery Object

Each week we present a Mystery Object. Some easy and some mind boggling difficult.

Please email your entries to: with “Mystery Object” in the Subject Line by the Friday night following the episode.

Some handy hints for entering:

  • We are looking for the best answer not necessarily the first answer,
  • So if you think the mystery object is an antimacassar tell us what it was used for, when it was popular, talk about Macassar and relate any stories that you know about it, especially ones that involve you.
  • Do not send your answer to our Facebook page. You have just given the game away!
  • If you are not sure still give it a go. If no correct answers are received we will take the nearest answer or the most creative answer that might make Geoff laugh.
  • Persistence. Keep entering. In past seasons we have had people just missing out for four weeks and then bingo! Success.
  • Our decision will be final.

Mystery Object Sponsors

Each week one lucky winner will win all six prizes.

The Collecting Bug. A free subscription to a website where you can display your collection to the world.

Hi there! If you are a serious collector, this site is for you!   Your collection…   professionally displayed, well-organized, searchable and connected worldwide. Interested?

Hi. I’m Philip Moorhouse, a keen collector of historic wood type based In Melbourne, Australia. My collection had grown to the point I needed better organisation and searchability. Many of my collecting friends were based overseas, but I had no way of sharing my collection. I wanted an interactive website.

I couldn’t find any solution for serious collectors available on the web, so I started building my own! The Collecting Bug.

The Amazing Mill Markets. $50 Gift Voucher

The Amazing Mill Markets are located in three locations – BallaratGeelong and Daylesford and sell just about anything.

There is invariably something for everyone who visits with vintage clothes, vintage furniture, memorabilia, art, glass, jewellery, books, antiques and collectables to name a few.

The Stokes Collection. Two free passes

The Stokes Collection is regarded by many antique experts as the greatest private collection in the southern hemisphere. It’s situated at the centre of the magnificent Forest Glade Gardens.

This remarkable collection represents the life-long passion of Cyril Stokes. It all began in 1954 when Cyril bought a small painting for two pounds.
818 Mount Macedon Road, Mt Macedon
(03) 5426-1323

Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure and Profit magazine. Free subscription

ACPP is the premier publications for collectors in Australia. Each quality edition is crammed with great stories, great pictures and much more.

From high end antiques to modest collectable ACPP has it all.

Antiques & Collectables for Pleasure and Profit
PO Box 6900
Park Beach Plaza
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
02 6653 7723

SKT Leather. Free mini whip

Eskaytee is a family business run by Sharron & George Taylor and was established 21 years ago. Born from the need to source high quality gear for our own beef cattle enterprise we know what’s expected of our gear in the often harsh environment in which it is used. We understand what it takes to create the highest quality article and use this knowledge to select the very best Australian hides, and then craft each item in the traditional manner to exacting standards, encompassing the true spirit of the Australian bush.

Eskaytee Bush Leather
360 Lewis Road
Boralma VIC 3682
(03) 5726-5273 (P & F)