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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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