Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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Ardingly memories abound 50 years on

15 April 2019

First organiser looks back at event’s origins as IACF celebrates event's 50th anniversary.

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Former dealer makes trunk call at Oxford centre

15 April 2019

Throughout May, Antiques On High in Oxford will have a window display to support a new book by local author and ex-dealer Sylvia Vetta.

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Penshurst vintage and antiques fair is the place to be

15 April 2019

Decoratives dealer Tara Franklin has run the small and well-regarded three-day vintage and antiques fair in the village of Penshurst in Kent since 2015.

Duo take care of a Clare fair

15 April 2019

With his father-in-law David Benden, Andrew Bott runs five annual busy antiques and vintage fairs at the town hall in Clare, Suffolk, which also has a number of antiques shops and galleries.

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Firms display their family values

08 April 2019

A focus on two family businesses which source some of their stock from antiques and vintage fairs and markets in the UK.

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Queen Anne ale jug could be a favourite buy at BBR fair

08 April 2019

The story of Queen Anne, who ruled from 1702 to her death in 1714, is now much more widely known after the Oscar-winning portrayal by Olivia Colman in 'The Favourite'.

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Victorian Noah’s Ark toy that comes in two by two

08 April 2019

At the second outing of the Norfolk and Suffolk Antique Dealers Association (NASADA) antiques fair, local dealer Philip Crosthwaite, who launched the group last year, will be bringing this Victorian Noah’s Ark toy, below. With 90 original carved wooden animals, it is priced at £895.

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Fair held in aid of hospice is ‘tribute to my grandad’

01 April 2019

A charity antiques fair in aid of a Kent hospice will run at the Skinners School in Tunbridge Wells on Sunday, April 28.

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French fair buying connections

01 April 2019

In ATG No 2385 we ran a story on Rebecca Lloyd Marlow’s 12,000-strong collection of 18th to 20th century buttons which she had sourced over the past 20 years at fairs and brocantes across France. Here is a focus on two such events, one in the north and one in the south of the country where not only buttons but plenty of textiles, French furniture, ceramics and all sorts of desirables in between tempt hundreds of buyers.

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Racecourse events saddle up

01 April 2019

Organised by Donny Mann, Love Fairs runs two well-regarded antiques, collectables and vintage fairs at racecourses in the south of England.

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Buzzing with 2000 stallholders

25 March 2019

Biannual event in Peterborough is set for a busy Easter as dealers rush to sign up.

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Buttons from French fairs head to auction

25 March 2019

Since she moved to France two decades ago Rebecca Lloyd Marlow has visited the country’s countless markets looking for antique buttons.

Jaguar ready for Derby days

25 March 2019

Jaguar Fairs is launching a new biannual two-day antiques, collectors’ and vintage fair in Derby with the first to be held on Saturday and Sunday June 8-9 at the Derby Conference Centre.

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Dealer looks back at decades trading in York's Bishy Road

18 March 2019

Antiques dealer Robin Wetherill has been the longest-serving trader in York’s well-known Bishopthorpe Road area.

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London fleamarket leaps to new site

18 March 2019

A fleamarket which launched three years ago under the railway arches of London Bridge SE1 at Flat Iron Square in London’s Bankside has moved to Vinegar Yard on St Thomas’ Street, 15 minutes away near Guy’s Hospital.

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Brocante at a coaching inn near Chartwell

18 March 2019

A monthly brocante has launched in the pretty Kent town of Westerham, famed for nearby Chartwell, the former home of Winston Churchill.

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Discover Vintage: Spotlight on dealers at Keeley Harris’ eight annual events held in three different cities

11 March 2019

“Our visitor profile is generally interior style enthusiasts with an age range of 30-60 and it tends to be couples, families with small children and also ‘empty nesters’ who want to revamp their houses now they have it back to themselves.”

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Medal fair includes rare 1920s Iraq honours

11 March 2019

Specialist auction house Dix Noonan Webb bought the dedicated Britannia Medal Fair in 2018 from the event’s previous owner, Mark Carter.

All tables booked at Kempton specialist arms fair

11 March 2019

'The Vintage and Classic Arms Fair' will run at Kempton Park Racecourse in Sunbury, Middlesex, on Sunday, March 24.

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Specialist fan dealer is among exhibitors at Antique and Vintage Textiles Fair

04 March 2019

Among the 70-plus exhibitors attending the Textile Society’s annual Antique and Vintage Textiles Fair at the Armitage Centre in Manchester on Sunday, April 14, is fan specialist Mary Cooper.