Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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Lassco at the centre of market

09 December 2019

Outside and around the Bermondsey flooring and salvage showrooms of The London Architectural Salvage and Supply Company (Lassco), the annual Maltby Street Christmas Market runs on Friday evenings until December 20 from 6-9.30pm.

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New firms open north and south

09 December 2019

Focus on two shops launched in a former bank in Wiltshire and restaurant in Cumbria

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Tables piled with toys

09 December 2019

Just in time for Christmas, BP Fairs, aka Barry and Ellis Potter and family, will be holding a toy, train and collectors’ fair at the Stafford County Showground on Sunday, December 15.

Bath Racecourse to host biannual fair

02 December 2019

Nick Bayliss of Continuity Fairs is launching a new biannual antiques, home and vintage fair at Bath Racecourse, the UK’s highest flat racecourse.

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Shepton Mallet fair streamlined to be a ‘more economical venture’

02 December 2019

IACF has announced a change to the three-day antiques and collectors’ fairs held in Shepton Mallet at the Royal Bath and West Showground five times a year.

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Sue Ede's next Exeter event

02 December 2019

Run by Devon County Antiques Fairs for many years, the renamed monthly Saturday Exeter Matford Antiques and Collectors’ Fair was taken over by SP Fairs, aka Sue Ede and family, last year.

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Tree of Ages' roots now laid down in Surrey

25 November 2019

Launched two years ago at a Victorian mansion at Nutley in Surrey by local antiques dealer David Steel, the 25-dealer 'Tree of Ages Antiques Fair' runs four times a year at Robert Denholm House.

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Artist Gavin Turk to attend Vauxhall art fair

25 November 2019

Billed as offering astonishing bargain prices, an art fair at the Workshop in Vauxhall is being run by the Art Car Boot Fair people on Sunday, December 1.

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Potter around this book fair

25 November 2019

Work featuring the boy wizard Harry Potter is a familiar sight at the PBFA’s annual Christmas event

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Little Vintage Lover Fairs heads back to the Norfolk coast

25 November 2019

Launched in Norfolk 10 years ago by local Zoe Keegan, the Little Vintage Lover Fairs team will be back at the same venue where it all started in the pretty coastal village of Blakeney for the winter Christmas fair on Sunday, December 1, at the village hall.

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Local antique dealers organise Christmas brocante in Suffolk

25 November 2019

The regular Halesworth Brocante runs in the Old Print Works on Saturday, December 7, the same day as the Christmas market in the small market town in north Suffolk, 10 miles from the coast.

'Little Christmas Fair' is a real barn find

25 November 2019

Now in its sixth year, the 'Little Christmas Fair' in The Barn at Lark Rise, Lambdens Hill, Beenham, near Reading in Berkshire, is on Friday and Sunday, December 6-7.

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Bumper December at Ally Pally

18 November 2019

Organiser IACF and large array of dealers looking forward to ‘lucrative’ time of year

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Create a scandalous collection

18 November 2019

The intriguing name for Benjamin Smith’s Norfolk business came from an ink sgraffito painting he bought at Spitalfields antiques market.

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Plenty to do around Birmingham

11 November 2019

Visitors to Art and Antiques for Everyone at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from November 28-December 1 have the extra benefits of browsing the many antique centres in the vicinity.

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Based on a Belfast boom time

11 November 2019

As Belfast capitalises on its Titanic history and the TV series Game of Thrones attracting visitors, two enterprising local antiques dealers are seizing the moment to start a new fair in the city.

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Ardizzone goes back to basics

11 November 2019

Dealer David Miles will be standing at the Ephemera Society’s winter fair in London on December 1 and his stock of children’s books, games and unusual ephemera includes some original material from the artist, illustrator and author Edward Ardizzone (1900-79).

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Polish poster for 'The Untouchables' at Midcentury Modern’s Dulwich fair

04 November 2019

This distinctive poster with its saw-edged image was created by the Polish designer Mieczyslaw Wasilewski for Brian De Palma’s classic 1987 crime thriller 'The Untouchables'.

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Markets are top for the props

04 November 2019

Special loading area created to cope with increased buying from film and TV companies