Last Friday night on the 22nd June 2020, our incredible industry lost its greatest icon, Mrs Jill Phillips of Discovery Corner, Clayfield. Passing away, aged 84, Jill was Queensland's longest serving antique dealer, holding the record for the longest Second-hand Dealer's Licence in Queensland.
I remember as a child going to Isle Love Auctions and Jill would show up and run all the dealers up in price as well as buying all the good quality antiques herself. She would set the price on antiques one way or another. She preferred to deal in quality Rosenstengel furniture as well as fine china. Jill lead the way in our industry being the power broker behind the Queensland Antique Dealers Association - Q.A.D.A.
We all called her the Queen of our industry and was the last active dealer from her generation. It now appears that a generational affect has now taken place in our industry. We must honour all the old guard that have passed away and thank them for the great knowledge and wisdom that they have passed on to our generation.
COVID-19 VIRUS UPDATE
Please be aware that due to the Covid-19 Virus some dealers have put their antique shops into hibernation. Some antique dealers have also changed their opening hours - I myself have put all Murphy's Antique Restorations furniture stock online and made the weekends as "by appointment$quot; only.
We would like to ask you to maintain the required social distancing when entering our shops or dealing with the restoration staff. We suggest you call before visiting premises to ensure opening hours and limiting contact as much as possible.
I would like to thank all our Industry Customers for the continued support and ensure you we will survive this health crisis. Stay well and stay safe.
Murphy's Antiques and Restorations
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