Latest News Articles by Joan Porter
Call for exhibitors to join Bristol Vintage Photograph Fair24 February 2020
Antiquarian book dealer Hugh Rayner is putting out a call for more exhibitors at the Bristol Vintage Photograph Fair.
Event’s oarsome new venue24 February 2020
Fawley Hill fair relocates down the road to the Meadows where the royal regatta is held
Wilton on the way24 February 2020
Newcomers to the 44-dealer annual Wilton House Antiques Fair include the Vangelli Gallery in London with Asian decorative art, the West Sussex antique dealership Wakelin & Linfield which sells English and Continental furniture and Shine on Design, specialising in Art Deco pieces.
Rare Samuel Shufflebotham work on Llanelly Pottery offered at Carmarthen Showground event24 February 2020
Only about three of these c.1907 Llanelly Pottery rose bowls (below) are known to exist, says dealer Robert Pugh who is pricing the one shown here at £700.
Designer’s textiles revived for the modern day17 February 2020
A UK-based design studio trio last year took over the UK licence to the archive of Florence Broadhurst, an Australian designer whose whirlwind life came to a tragic end in 1977.
York fair organiser launches another event in nearby market town17 February 2020
Born and raised in York, Richard Cawood is the organiser of the city’s triannual 'Antique Home & Vintage Fair' and has now launched a second, smaller event in the nearby East Yorkshire market town of Pocklington.
Continuity reveals details of new Bingley Hall event10 February 2020
As announced in ATG No 2428, Continuity Fairs has taken over the Bingley Hall Antiques Fair, which had been held by IACF at the Staffordshire County Showground from mid-2018 to December 2019.
Revived version of Little Chelsea fair runs for two days with a decorative focus10 February 2020
Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Antiques Fairs is gearing up for the launch of an ambitious new venture.
New antiques centre backs army veterans10 February 2020
An antiques centre specialising in militaria including books has opened in the Bedfordshire town of Biddenham.
Continuity for the venerable Bingley Hall fair03 February 2020
Bingley Hall Antiques Fair at the Staffordshire County Showground will be managed by Continuity Fairs which has taken over the running of it from IACF.
Vintage Valentine cards: a regular sight at ephemera fairs03 February 2020
A clever piece of marketing from the oil company Shell and with slightly saucy automobile-referenced lines, this Valentine dates from a tradition of sending cards to Shell’s female customers who had accounts at their garages. This ran from 1938-75, apart from an interruption during the war years.
The renowned teddy bear expert who has overcome an allergy to soft toys’ fur03 February 2020
For a man who has built his career around teddy bears it is a strange quirk of fate that these inoffensive toys make him feel unwell.
Southampton event moves to new hotel venue03 February 2020
Grandma’s Attic Fairs has announced that its quarterly antiques and collectors’ fairs at the Botleigh Grange Hotel in Southampton have ceased due to the hotel’s sudden closure in mid-January, although a new venue has been found.
Phoenix Antiques owner launches fair in Petersfield03 February 2020
A dealer in the antiques-rich town of Petworth is launching a vintage, antiques and militaria fair in her hometown of Petersfield in Hampshire.
Organiser Bentleys Fairs holds another 1920s themed event in Brighton27 January 2020
To celebrate the centenary this year of the Roaring Twenties, Sharon Blagrove of Bentleys Fairs is adding a second themed 1920s event in Sussex to her portfolio this year.
Mountie up for the 10-day Paris fair27 January 2020
BiblioMania has been running for six years in Paris and this biannual 80-exhibitor fair is a magnet for book and ephemera lovers, principally for the sheer variety of the stock on offer.
Pop Up Vintage Fairs launch new Islington event27 January 2020
Another new fair launch, this time from Pop Up Vintage Fairs.
Rose & Brown back in town27 January 2020
In West Yorkshire this weekend, Rose & Brown Vintage will occupy the atmospheric setting of Sunny Bank Mills, near Leeds, built in 1829 and disused as a textile mill since the mid-20th century.
Sheffield fleamarket thrives on extra buzz27 January 2020
The Sheffield Antiques Quarter’s popular monthly community 60-trader antiques and vintage fleamarket at the 1920s-built Abbeydale Picture House will have an added buzz this year.
Jaguar’s day at the races: Organising duo launch fresh format to be held fives times a year20 January 2020
Jaguar Fairs is celebrating its 25th year in the business by launching a new one-day midweek outside antiques and vintage fair at Nottingham Racecourse.