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Yearly Archives: 2018

Shipwrecked Treasure at Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair

Shipwrecked Treasure at Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair

Posted November 13th, 2018 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under Dealer Corner, IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

The Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair is somewhere synonymous with discovering unique, antique treasures. But what could possibly fit the bill more than 'sunken treasures', salvaged after hundreds of years from the briny deep of Davey Jones' Locker - i.e. real shipwrecked treasure? Carolina Valdés Vignoli (stallholder at Alexandra Palace) tells iacf's Grant Nicholas about her love of these rare, beautiful and romantic treasures.

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ITS GOOD TO LOSE … NOW AND AGAIN!

ITS GOOD TO LOSE … NOW AND AGAIN!

Posted October 2nd, 2018 by Robert Shaw and filed under Dealer Corner

Robert Shaw is a regular stallholder at Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair, where he can usually be found in his usual pitch in the George Stephenson building. In this piece, he casts a nostalgic eye back to the days when antiques dealers had mullet haircuts, leather jackets and drove around in clapped-out Morris Minors and Volvo Estates, losing money on many of their deals...'What's changed?' I hear you cry!

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Dealer Profile: Paul Hamilton - Specialist in Scientific & Marine Antiques - Newark

Dealer Profile: Paul Hamilton - Specialist in Scientific & Marine Antiques - Newark

Posted September 21st, 2018 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under Dealer Corner

Paul Hamilton is a regular stallholder at Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair, and has been buying & selling antiques since the early 70's - previously specialising in Scientific and Marine - his trade now encompasses a vast range.

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Hands up who knows what Horology is?

Hands up who knows what Horology is?

Posted August 30th, 2018 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

Hands up who knows what Horology is? No, it’s got nothing to do with horoscopes or any other arcane way of predicting the future; though the Greek origin for both words has the same root – Horo – meaning hour. So, it’s got something to do with time, and the measurement thereof, that much is clear. To find out more, Grant Nicholas caught up with Brian Noble and Zanna Perry from the British Horological Institute (BHI), ahead of their visit to our Alexandra Palace Antiques Fair on Sunday 2nd September.

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ATTERS ANTIQUES: We Are Forever Open...

ATTERS ANTIQUES: We Are Forever Open...

Posted June 28th, 2018 by Atters Attree and filed under Dealer Corner

Once again Atters finds some interesting antiques at iacf Antiques Fairs and gives some advice to younger would-be antiques dealers/collectors on possible ways to acquire some interesting collections...

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Dealer Profile: Ronald & Elaine Clewes – Lane End Antiques

Dealer Profile: Ronald & Elaine Clewes – Lane End Antiques

Posted June 22nd, 2018 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under Dealer Corner

Ronald and Elaine Clewes are regular stallholders at the Bingley Hall Antiques Fair held at the Staffordshire Showground. Bingley Hall has recently been taken over by iacf, and Grant Nicholas spoke to Ronald about their specialist area: Moorcroft Pottery.

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Bingley Hall Antiques Fair June 2018

Bingley Hall Antiques Fair June 2018

Posted June 20th, 2018 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

Great quality stock, excellent facilities, happy stallholders - it was a smooth start to the new Bingley Hall Antiques & Collectors Fair for iacf.

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BBC Radio 4 attend Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair

BBC Radio 4 attend Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair

Posted June 5th, 2018 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

BBC Radio 4 spend the day talking to dealers and collectors at the world-renowned Newark Antiques Fair.

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A DIY Guide to Antique Restoration

A DIY Guide to Antique Restoration

Posted April 25th, 2018 and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

There are few things more satisfying than breathing new life into a piece of antique furniture that you might have found at an Antiques Fair - and the good news is you can do it yourself at home. Westland London give us their top tips for Antique Restoration.

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Newbury’s One-Day Monday Antiques & Collectors Fair starts with Sunshine & Success.

Newbury’s One-Day Monday Antiques & Collectors Fair starts with Sunshine & Success.

Posted March 27th, 2018 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff

The first One-Day Monday Newbury Showground Antiques & Collectors Fair has proved to be extremely popular with both the trade and public, with many stallholders enjoying themselves enormously and reporting brisk business.

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ATTERS ANTIQUES: We Are Forever Open...

ATTERS ANTIQUES: We Are Forever Open...

Posted March 22nd, 2018 by Atters Attree and filed under Dealer Corner

Truncheons! 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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The Beauty of Antique Perfume Bottles

The Beauty of Antique Perfume Bottles

Posted February 16th, 2018 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under Dealer Corner

Vivienne King is a regular exhibitor at the Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collectors Fair held at the Bath & West Showground. Based in Somerset, she specialises in antique perfume bottles and is on the Committee of the UK Chapter of the IPBA (International Perfume Bottle Association). Grant Nicholas speaks to her about her specialist subject.

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What can you buy with £100 at an Antiques Fair?

What can you buy with £100 at an Antiques Fair?

Posted February 8th, 2018 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under New-Comers Guides to Antiques Fairs

Antiques are expensive, aren't they? What could you possibly find for £100 or under at a major Antiques Fair? Well, rather a lot as it turns out...

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ATTERS ANTIQUES: We Are FOREVER Open...

ATTERS ANTIQUES: We Are FOREVER Open...

Posted January 25th, 2018 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. In this instalment, he waxes lyrical over the beauty of Victorian Wrought Ironwork, bemoans its decline and introduces us to one of his favourite dealers at Ardingly Antiques Fair.

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