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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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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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