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Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market will be held on Sunday 21st April 2024 9am to 12:30pm.

St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd, Corner Neerim & Grange Rds, Caulfield East, VIC 3145 (Melway Ref. 68 F4).
Ample street parking or public transport: Frankston train, 600m from Glenhuntly Station
or # 67 tram from University, 310m walk from Glenhuntly Rd.

Sellers are HTPAA members only and members of the public are welcome.
Entry is $5 per person.

COVID-19 rules as applicable at the time will apply.

 

Member Benefits

Membership of the HTPAA offers those interested in traditional hand tools and techniques a range of benefits:

  • Copies of the full colour quarterly journal - "The Tool Chest"
  • Copies of the quarterly newsletter - "The Sharp Edge"
  • Copies of the quarterly newsletter "Spanner & Wrench Collector"
  • Reprints of selected past trade catalogues
  • Regular meetings and demonstrations
  • Opportunity to work on Thomas Caine and HTPAA Tool Collections
  • Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market at a dedicated venue 3 times a year and the opportunity to buy and sell tools during intervals at General Meetings 6 times a year
  • Extensive library of catalogues and technical books
  • Free advertising of tools for sale, wanted or swap in "The Sharp Edge"
  • Technical advice on tool restoration & preservation of artefacts
  • Biennial Tool & Trade Conference
  • Opportunity to participate/demonstrate at various public functions
  • Visits by world-renowned tool collecting specialists and authors
  • Contacts with Australian and overseas tool collectors
  • Periodic social functions, usually in a unique setting in an historical context.

Membership Application

You can read the Rules of the Association then complete our online membership application below or if you prefer you can download the application form. If you download the form, you need to print it, complete and sign it, then scan and email it to or mail the printed copy to: Membership Secretary, HTPAA, PO Box 28, The Basin, VIC 3154. (For membership renewal please go to Member Renewal).

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Your membership renewal has been successfully sent.

Please pay the appropriate membership renewal payment either by:

  • credit card payment via Square online payment system - htpaa.square.site (click to open a new page), or
  • deposit to our bank account:
    • Account name: Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc.
    • BSB: 033262 A/c No.: 484835
    • Reference: Your Membership No. as it should have appeared on the front of the address sheet for your copy of The Tool Chest.

Remember - if you don't tell us who the payment is from we will have your money but you won't be renewed!!

You will receive a confirmation email which also has these details of how to make your payment. Once payment is received, we will complete processing of your renewal.

NOTE: If you do not receive the confirmation email please check your spam folder to ensure it is not there and if not received please send an email to and advise that you have not received the email confirming your membership renewal so that we can ensure it has been received by HTPAA.

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Your membership application has been successfully sent.

Please pay the appropriate membership payment either by:

  • credit card payment via Square online payment system - htpaa.square.site (click to open a new page), or
  • deposit to our bank account:
    • Account name: Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc.
    • BSB: 033262 A/c No.: 484835
    • Reference: Your name

Remember - if you don't tell us who the payment is from we will have your money but your application won't progress!!

You will receive a confirmation email which also has these details of how to make your payment. Once payment is received, we will complete processing of your application.

NOTE: If you do not receive the confirmation email please check your spam folder to ensure it is not there and if not received please send an email to and advise that you have not received the email confirming your membership application so that we can ensure it has been received by HTPAA.

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Details of your membership update have been successfully sent.

You will shortly receive a confirmation email with the changes you have requested.

NOTE: If you do not receive the confirmation email please check your spam folder to ensure it is not there and if not received please send an email to and advise that you have not received the email confirming the changes to your membership details so that we can ensure it has been received by HTPAA.

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Your Interests


Membership Contact List

An updated Membership Contact List is distributed to all HTPAA members with the November issue of The Tool Chest. The information published will be your name, 3 tool interests, suburb/town, phone number and email address. If you DO NOT agree to have your details included please select 'No Details to be included' below:

Name 3 specific tool interests that you would like included in the Membership Contact List (e.g. crosscut saws, sailmaking, Turner planes):


Want to Get Involved?


Please pay the appropriate membership fee either by online credit card payment (via Square website) or deposit to our bank account using the details on the next page and confirmation email once you successfully submit this form. (Note that all overseas memberships require payment in Australian dollars.)

Remember - if you don't tell us who the payment is from in the reference using your name we will have your money but your application will stall!!

Once the payment has been confirmed, we will complete processing of your membership application.


Next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market is on Sunday 21st April 2024 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 164 Neerim Rd, Corner Neerim & Grange Rds, Caulfield East, Melway Ref. 68 F4. For more information see the Tool Market page.