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Yearly Archives: 2013

Is Antiques the wrong word?

Is Antiques the wrong word?

Posted December 10th, 2013 by iacf

Antiques & Collectables Expert ~ Author & Publisher Mark Hill Antiques. I can't afford them and I don't understand them. Much has been made recently about the difficult state of the antique...

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VINTAGE OBSESSION #10: TRETCHIKOFF PRINTS

VINTAGE OBSESSION #10: TRETCHIKOFF PRINTS

Posted December 2nd, 2013 by iacf

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant Definitely firmly in the ‘kitsch vintage’ category (and likely to be sniffed at by any serious antique art collectors), the prints ...

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MAKE A “FOUR-TUNE!”

Posted November 22nd, 2013 by iacf

MAKE A “FOUR-TUNE!”     Channel 4’s hit series Four Rooms is back and looking for people who want to sell their show stopping items for life changing amounts of money.

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VINTAGE OBESSION #9: Copper Saucepans

VINTAGE OBESSION #9: Copper Saucepans

Posted November 8th, 2013 by iacf

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant Severe symptoms: I pause the new Waitrose TV advert, just so I can ogle Gordon Ramsey’s impressive collection of vintage copper sau...

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VINTAGE OBESSION #8: Tap inserts

VINTAGE OBESSION #8: Tap inserts

Posted October 24th, 2013 by iacf

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant There’s something so more-ish about the little porcelain discs from antique taps and bathroom fittings. There’s a plethora of stray...

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I need help!

I need help!

Posted October 3rd, 2013 by iacf

Antiques & Collectables Expert ~ Author & Publisher Mark Hill It's a thorny one, this. I might not make many new friends, but dealers, auction house specialists and other 'experts' (if you ...

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October Fairs

October Fairs

Posted September 27th, 2013 by iacf

OCTOBER IACF FAIRS Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair Largest Antiques Event in Europe Thursday 10th ~ Friday 11th October Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark SAT NAV: ...

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VINTAGE OBESSION #7: Woods Ware

VINTAGE OBESSION #7: Woods Ware

Posted September 9th, 2013 by iacf

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant Like many people of their generation, my grandparents had the full set of Woods Ware china, in ‘Beryl’ peppermint green. It popped ...

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September Fairs

September Fairs

Posted September 4th, 2013 by iacf

SEPTEMBER IACF FAIRS Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair Largest Antiques Fair in the South of England Tuesday 3rd ~ Wednesday 4th September South of England Showground, Ardingly ...

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Trade vs. Retail

Trade vs. Retail

Posted August 5th, 2013 by iacf

Antiques & Collectables Expert ~ Author & Publisher Mark Hill When I started working in the antiques industry, buying at auction was deemed buying at ‘trade’, and buying from a dealer was d...

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VINTAGE OBSESSION #6: Toothpaste pots

VINTAGE OBSESSION #6: Toothpaste pots

Posted July 29th, 2013 by iacf

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant ‘BLOATER PASTE’. It doesn’t sound particularly appetising, but this vinegary cured fish paste was a popular condiment during the 19...

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Treasure-Hunting...

Treasure-Hunting...

Posted July 17th, 2013 by iacf

Reblogged on WordPress.com

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July Fairs

July Fairs

Posted July 2nd, 2013 by iacf

JULY IACF FAIRS Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair The West Country's Premier Antiques Event Friday 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mall...

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VINTAGE OBSESSION #5: Suitcases

VINTAGE OBSESSION #5: Suitcases

Posted June 27th, 2013 by iacf

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant ‘Oh no, not more suitcases…?’ complains my husband

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June Fairs

June Fairs

Posted June 3rd, 2013 by iacf

JUNE IACF FAIRS Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair Largest Antiques Event in Europe Thursday 6th ~ Friday 7th June Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark SAT NAV: NG24 2NY

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VINTAGE OBSESSION #4: Potato baskets

VINTAGE OBSESSION #4: Potato baskets

Posted May 30th, 2013 by iacf

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant True vintage addicts are never afraid to go the extra mile to get their fix of antique fodder. When their eye is on the prize, they...

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Bjørn Wiinbla

Bjørn Wiinbla

Posted May 20th, 2013 by iacf

Antiques & Collectables Expert ~ Author & Publisher Mark Hill You know when you’ve seen something before, but can’t quite place when or where? Last week I was confronted with a superb colle...

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May Fairs

May Fairs

Posted May 8th, 2013 by iacf

MAY IACF FAIRS Shepton Mallet Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair The West Country's Premier Antiques Event Friday 10th May ~ Sunday 12th May Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, S...

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VINTAGE OBSESSION #3: Terrariums

VINTAGE OBSESSION #3: Terrariums

Posted April 30th, 2013 by iacf

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant To be honest, I’m not a big fan of terrariums. These self-contained mini plant-scapes ooze artifice – particularly if, like many a ...

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National Antiques Week celebrated with Ardingly Treasure Hunt!

Posted April 22nd, 2013 by iacf

This year the April outing of the Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair (Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th April) will take place during National Antiques Week. To celebrate, we hav...

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Daytime Telly &“I lost my job!”

Daytime Telly &“I lost my job!”

Posted April 19th, 2013 by iacf

Antiques & Collectables Expert ~ Author & Publisher Mark Hill “I lost my job.” is sadly something I hear with increasing frequency when I visit an antiques fair where anyone can turn up and...

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Stoneleigh Offers

Stoneleigh Offers

Posted April 10th, 2013 by iacf

With the launch of our newest antiques & collectors fair we are excited to offer our customers these special offers!

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April Fairs

April Fairs

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by iacf

APRIL IACF FAIRS Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair Largest Antiques Event in Europe Thursday 4th ~ Friday 5th April Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark SAT NAV: NG24 2...

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VINTAGE OBSESSION #2: Blue Ball Mason jars

VINTAGE OBSESSION #2: Blue Ball Mason jars

Posted March 28th, 2013 by iacf

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant The French serve their preserves in pretty ceramic ‘confiture’ jars. The Germans pop their pickles in Weck jars and we Brits have t...

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Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene

Posted March 21st, 2013 by iacf

The International Antique & Collectors Fairs antique markets at Newark and Ardingly are an essential part of our work as prop buyers for major theatre productions in the UK and further afield.

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Death, Hype & Collapse?

Death, Hype & Collapse?

Posted March 11th, 2013 by iacf

Antiques & Collectables Expert ~ Author & Publisher Mark Hill When an artist or designer dies, or a factory or studio closes, it causes ripples to go through the collecting world

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March Fairs

March Fairs

Posted March 6th, 2013 by iacf

MARCH IACF FAIRS Swinderby Antiques & Collectors Fair One-Day Monday Monday 11th March RAF Swinderby, Nr Lincoln SAT NAV: LN6 9QG

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VINTAGE OBSESSION #1: The Observer’s Pocket Series

VINTAGE OBSESSION #1: The Observer’s Pocket Series

Posted February 22nd, 2013 by iacf

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant Cacti. Cats. Caterpillars. Canals.  Whenever I scour an antiques fair – propping or shopping – I’m always drawn to these quirky lit...

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February Fairs

February Fairs

Posted February 13th, 2013 by iacf

FEBRUARY IACF FAIRS Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair The Largest Antiques Fair in the South of England Tuesday 19th ~ Wednesday 20th February South of England Showground, Ardin...

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Chintzware - Mark Hill

Chintzware - Mark Hill

Posted February 4th, 2013 by iacf

Antiques & Collectables Expert ~ Author & Publisher Mark Hill When we’re crossing rain- and wind-swept streets or, in our cases, fields filled with antiques, it’s warming to look forward to...

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New Year, New Fair

Posted January 16th, 2013 by iacf

Firstly a Happy New Year to you all! Secondly, with a new year comes the exciting announcement of a new IACF fair. We're very pleased to announce Stoneleigh Antiques & Collectors Fair which wil...

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