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Tuesday 15th to Wednesday 16th January 2019
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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