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Yearly Archives: 2017

The Watch Market Today

The Watch Market Today

Posted December 14th, 2017 by Micael Delage-Pandeli and filed under Dealer Corner

Michael Delage-Pandeli, watch dealer for over 25 years, warns of over-inflated prices in the vintage watch market, and gives some suggestions of watches which can still be bought at sensible prices.

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ATTERS ANTIQUES: We Are FOREVER Open...

ATTERS ANTIQUES: We Are FOREVER Open...

Posted December 12th, 2017 by Atters Attree and filed under Dealer Corner

With tongue firmly in cheek (we think), Satirist and Antique Collector Michael ‘Atters’ Attree casts his wry eye over the world of Antiques Fairs - collecting and dealing, giving us an insight into his singularly unconventional, whimsical and occasionally naughty view of the subject. Please note that all views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and not necessarily those of the organisation and its management.

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Winners claim their prize at Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair

Winners claim their prize at Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair

Posted November 20th, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

The winners of the Shepton Mallet Competition collect their prizes and choose their antique treasures at the November Fair.

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Best Dressed Stall Winner - Newark October 2017 - Robin Unsworth

Best Dressed Stall Winner - Newark October 2017 - Robin Unsworth

Posted October 16th, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

Winner of 'Best Dressed Stall' at the Newark October 2017 Fair is Robin Unsworth & Family.

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Winners of 'Best Dressed Stall' at Ardingly Antiques & Collectors Fair

Winners of 'Best Dressed Stall' at Ardingly Antiques & Collectors Fair

Posted September 7th, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

Congratulations go to Reg Penny and his stall partner Daniel King for winning 'Best Dressed Stall' at the Sept 2017 Ardingly International Antiques Fair!

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New Ambulance Unit Unveiled at Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair

Posted August 31st, 2017 by iacf and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

Newark Community First Aid have long been a reassuring and caring presence for everyone who attends the Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair. So the organisers (iacf) were especially happy, and indeed honoured, that they should choose their event as the site to unveil their brand new £30,000 ambulance unit.

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Winner of 'Best Dressed Stall' at Ardingly Antiques Fair is Jonathan Biggs

Winner of 'Best Dressed Stall' at Ardingly Antiques Fair is Jonathan Biggs

Posted July 20th, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

The winner of the July Ardingly Antiques Fair 'Best Dressed Stall' was the stall exhibited by Mr Jonathan Biggs and his father John, who trade under the name J Collins & Son.

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Frank Wilson's Expert Eye on British Antique Formal Furniture

Frank Wilson's Expert Eye on British Antique Formal Furniture

Posted July 11th, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under Dealer Corner

LAPADA member Frank Wilson gives us the benefit of his 50 years of experience specialising in 18th - 20th Century British Antique Formal Furniture.

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For Vintage watches read Classic.

For Vintage watches read Classic.

Posted July 7th, 2017 by Micael Delage-Pandeli and filed under Dealer Corner

Michael Delage-Pandeli (watch dealer for over 25 years). Tells us why buying classic vintage timepieces you can watch your investment grow, as you watch time passing.

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Antiques Odyssey

Antiques Odyssey

Posted July 5th, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair is used to having dealers from France, Holland and Belgium visit the fair to trade. However, June's fair had a couple of new stalls from visiting dealers who had travelled a little further than most...

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Winner of the 'Best Dressed Stall' at Ardingly International Antiques Fair June 2017 is Lynda North

Winner of the 'Best Dressed Stall' at Ardingly International Antiques Fair June 2017 is Lynda North

Posted June 23rd, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

A look at the most beautifully presented stalls at Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair, on 20th - 21st June 2017. The winner was Lynda North with her English Garden Antiques & Decorative Items Stall.

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Some of the Happiest 'Sad Iron Collectors' are at Newark.

Some of the Happiest 'Sad Iron Collectors' are at Newark.

Posted June 15th, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under Dealer Corner

Grant Nicholas (iacf) speaks to Dutch Sad-Iron Collectors Hans & Herma Knoterus, about their finds at Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair.

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Antique & Contemporary Glass

Antique & Contemporary Glass

Posted May 17th, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

Grant Nicholas (iacf) speaks to Liz & Michael Flatter about their love of antique & contemporary glassware.

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A Question of Taste?

A Question of Taste?

Posted May 2nd, 2017 by Robert Shaw and filed under Dealer Corner

Rob Shaw gives us his opinion on current 'trends' in the antiques world,

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Newark is still the 'Big One' to overseas buyers.

Newark is still the 'Big One' to overseas buyers.

Posted April 7th, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

A view from the Overseas Buyers Lounge at Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair

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Preloved does good

Preloved does good

Posted March 27th, 2017 by iacf and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

The sustainable 'green' side of buying antiques.

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Big Increase in Visitor Numbers at Shepton Antiques Fair

Big Increase in Visitor Numbers at Shepton Antiques Fair

Posted March 23rd, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

The Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair has recently had a marked increase in attendence for its March Fair.

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HELLO, is it me you’re looking for?

HELLO, is it me you’re looking for?

Posted March 22nd, 2017 by Robert Shaw and filed under Dealer Corner

Rob Shaw gives his view on the reality of Antiques dealing in the 21st Century.

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New to the likes of the giant IACF antique trade fairs? You're in for a big surprise

New to the likes of the giant IACF antique trade fairs? You're in for a big surprise

Posted March 14th, 2017 by Philippa Curphey and filed under New-Comers Guides to Antiques Fairs

Philipa Curphey gives us a guide on how to get the best from one of IACF's Antiques & Collectors Fairs. Don't forget your running shoes...

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Athletes & Oscar Winners exhibit their talents at Team IACF, Newark.

Athletes & Oscar Winners exhibit their talents at Team IACF, Newark.

Posted March 3rd, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

We all know the expertise the team has at organising Antiques & Collectors Exhibitions, but what is less well known is the other talents the team, and various family members, exhibit. Last weekend saw no fewer than four national and international achievements for individuals associated with IACF.

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Fairs the answer to taxing times.

Fairs the answer to taxing times.

Posted March 3rd, 2017 by Robert Shaw and filed under Dealer Corner

Robert Shaw talks about the difficulties facing many Antiques Dealers today, and explains why he thinks Antiques & Collectors Fairs are one answer to the problem.

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A New Visitors Guide to Antiques Hunting at Alexandra Palace IACF

A New Visitors Guide to Antiques Hunting at Alexandra Palace IACF

Posted February 28th, 2017 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under New-Comers Guides to Antiques Fairs

Grant Nicholas (Marketing & Communications at IACF) gives a beginners guide to Antique hunting at Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fairs.

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Why I Love Danish Silver Jewellery Design

Why I Love Danish Silver Jewellery Design

Posted February 21st, 2017 by Jane Burgett and filed under Dealer Corner

Jane Burgett talks to Grant Nicholas about her love of Georg Jensen & Danish silver jewellery.

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Mark Seabrook speaks to Grant Nicholas about oak & country furniture, at Newark IACF

Mark Seabrook speaks to Grant Nicholas about oak & country furniture, at Newark IACF

Posted February 10th, 2017 by Mark Seabrook and filed under Dealer Corner

Mark Seabrook on oak & country furniture at Newark IACF. Interview by Grant Nicholas. Article appeared in Sunday Telegraph (lifestyle section) on 5th Feb 2017

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