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An Interior Designer's Guide - How to shop at Ardingly Antiques Fair
Posted June 11th, 2019 by Emma Merry and filed under New-Comers Guides to Antiques Fairs
Emma Merry of Emma Merry Styling gives us her expert Interior Designer's Guide on how to get the most from sourcing unique items at Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair.
ATTERS ANTIQUES: We Are Forever Open...
Posted April 16th, 2019 by Atters Attree and filed under Dealer Corner
The irrepressible Atters is at it again, discovering some very interesting antiques and finding himself a very fetching pair of 'bottleneck' bottom late 60s psychedelic trousers...all at iacf Antique & Collectors Fairs!
'OLD BILL' First World War Exhibition at Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair
Posted March 26th, 2019 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff
As part of the continuing First World War Centenary Commemorations, Bac To Basic Antiques, a regular exhibitor at Shepton Mallet, is putting on a special display of Old Bill WW1 commemorative pottery at the fair being held on the weekend of Friday 29th - Sunday 31st March.
Ardingly Antiques Fair at Fifty
Posted March 21st, 2019 by Grant Nicholas IACF and filed under IACF News & Other Interesting Stuff
This April, Ardingly Antiques & Collectors Fair will celebrate its half-century! For the original organiser - Caroline Penman - memories of the first ever Ardingly event are a little hazy, but as they say: if you can remember the sixties, you weren’t there!
Featured Dealer - Robert Shaw
Posted March 21st, 2019 by Robert Shaw and filed under Dealer Corner
A quickfire series of questions given to one of International Antiques & Collectors Fair's regular Antiques Dealers - Robert Shaw.
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.
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!
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.
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.