More than 90 people swarmed through the doors within the first five minutes of the St Johns Op Shop retro and vintage fair at the weekend.

In a bid to raise money for Whanganui's St John ambulance service, the op shop held a two-day fair offering a variety of nifty collectibles.

Retro and vintage fair attracts nearly 700 people. Photo/ Stuart Munro
Retro and vintage fair attracts nearly 700 people. Photo/ Stuart Munro

And St John Op Shop manager Fiona Sibbald said it could not have gone better.

"It was an absolutely excellent turnout, we had cadets on the door that counted 672 people...we raised $948 from door takings and $1681 from items sold," Ms Sibbald said.

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She said it was mayhem.

"Within the first five minutes there were 90 people through the doors and within half an hour we had 208 people through the doors.

Records prove a popular pick, Cris Hartley grinning at Krystal Waire's find. Photo/ Stuart Murno
Records prove a popular pick, Cris Hartley grinning at Krystal Waire's find. Photo/ Stuart Murno

"Everybody really had a good time and most people seemed to buy something, there was a broad range of stuff from china, art wear, beautiful wood work, lots of jewellery and the records were popular."

Ms Sibbald said they will be holding another fair in April.

Look what Doreen Hogg found. Photo/ Stuart Munro
Look what Doreen Hogg found. Photo/ Stuart Munro