Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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IACF says September Ally Pally fair was last

05 December 2022

The annual antiques and collectors’ fair at Alexandra Palace is no more.

IACF Alexandra Palace

It’s farewell Ally Pally, but a heartfelt welcome to Redbourn

05 December 2022

IACF calls time at north London venue and launches an event just to the north

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Wanstead Vintage Fair runs the week before Christmas

05 December 2022

The popular Wanstead Vintage Fair is organised by Karen Stuckey four times annually, with the last of the year running the week before Christmas, on Saturday, December 17.

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Outside move kept classic arms fair on the map

28 November 2022

‘Zero profit’ but event got through Covid and has 220 stands at the next event

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Toys, teddy bears and dolls fest is back – three years on

28 November 2022

To quote toys specialist supremo Daniel Agnew, ex-Christie’s teddy bear auctions, co-organiser of the annual 'London International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair: 200 Years of Childhood': “It’s like being in a museum where everything is for sale.”

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Holy acceptable price tag

28 November 2022

Small is indeed beautiful for traders at two redundant churches given a new life as antique centres in the heart of Norwich some years ago.

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Youth of today love a good fair

21 November 2022

London event organiser says many visitors post-pandemic restrictions are new to antiques

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Going shopping in Suffolk

21 November 2022

A dealer who launched an antiques centre in 2007 in a Suffolk town has made some alterations including changing it to a shop.

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Fairs news in brief including Pop Up Vintage Fairs next event

21 November 2022

A roundup of news and events from around the fairs world

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Swallow swoops on Cotswolds

14 November 2022

Organiser announces 2023 launch of another decorative home and salvage event

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Grandma’s going to Eastleigh

14 November 2022

Chris Brown, co-organiser of the ever-expanding Grandma’s Attic Fairs, is on a roll.

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Ephemera Society fair to include postcards

14 November 2022

Postcards are going to be on sale for the first time at the Ephemera Society’s fair on Sunday, December 4, at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, London.

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Kent bookings bring festive cheer

07 November 2022

Venue clash means Malvern Flea is off but Detling is a definite B2B destination

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Sunday proves a busy day for Sandown

07 November 2022

Edward Cruttenden of Sunbury Antiques is looking forward to November 20 and the last monthly antiques and interiors fair of the year he runs at Sandown Park Racecourse, near Esher.

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The Swede sell of success at fishing tackle fair

07 November 2022

A dealer who acquired a long-closed angling shop is bringing a Swedish touch via Suffolk to the annual National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair.

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“Some truly original ideas": why dealer chooses to focus on Mid-century furniture

31 October 2022

Specialist event focuses on a popular period when ‘some truly original ideas’ developed

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Clock fairs at the double

31 October 2022

If horology is your passion then two events coming up will prove timely.

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Victoria many times over

31 October 2022

Taking place in Carmarthen at the United Counties Showground on Sunday, November 13, is the antiques and fleamarket which was run for many years by dealers Robert and Carol Pugh but is now organised by the showground itself.

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Heathrow fair ready for take-off

31 October 2022

The biannual Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair has been attracting collectors for 30 years and is now run by Carl McQuaide.

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Shepton Mallet put in the picture

24 October 2022

The three-day fair welcomed renowned photojournalist for a swish magazine showcase.