Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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Knebworth fair offers wide range to suit glass collectors

11 February 2019

This one-off retirement day piece (below) is by glass-maker Richard Golding, founder of Okra Glass, who has been involved with the art for more than 30 years.

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Organiser who goes to town for street events

11 February 2019

As ACVR Events, Jackie Edwards launched her first antiques and decorative arts street fairs in the Hampshire town of Romsey four years ago.

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Worcestershire Antiques Fair includes array of ceramics dealers and porcelain society seminar

11 February 2019

Coming to the Two Cs two-day Worcestershire Antiques Fair at the Chateau Impney Hotel are ceramics dealers offering porcelain pieces, including Derby, from the 17th to 20th centuries.

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Indulge your fashion tastes with vintage fairs that coincide with London Fashion Week

04 February 2019

'London Fashion Week' hits the city from February 15-19 in a dizzying whirl of catwalk shows from 250 designers at top venues.

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Ephemera trade takes a seasonal turn

04 February 2019

This Valentine’s card, below, by the French artist Xavier Sager was posted from Finland in 1917 to an address in Norway. It is priced at £15 from Val Jackson-Harris, a dealer in printed ephemera from the 18th-19th and early 20th centuries.

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Pub pair now serving up antiques at Diss centre

04 February 2019

Husband-and-wife team Henrietta Lewis and Alan Knight, both keen antique and vintage collectors, opened the Diss Emporium in the pretty Norfolk town nine months ago.

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Three salvage solutions: a trio of upcoming fairs

28 January 2019

Buyers are spoilt for choice during May and early June when three decorative and salvage fairs will be running in the UK, all in interesting outdoor settings. Here is a short focus on them.

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Bobbin in to Honiton fair

28 January 2019

The antiques-rich town of Honiton in Devon is famed for its bobbin lacemaking since the 16th century.

What’s on this weekend: February 2-3, 2019

28 January 2019

Fairs to visit this weekend in Didcot and Dorset.

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Fair back at the Mills

21 January 2019

Back by popular demand, says Caroline Brown of Rose & Brown Vintage, is her biannual Vintage Furniture and Home Fair held in the Old Woollen Room at the atmospheric Sunny Bank Mills, a former textiles mill in Farsley near Leeds.

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Ex-courthouse venue in Pontefract judged to be just right

21 January 2019

Former courthouse in West Yorkshire opens as antiques centre and community hub.

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Dealers thrive in a verdant Welsh setting

21 January 2019

The National Botanic Gardens of Wales spreads out into 500-plus acres at Llanarthne in the Carmarthenshire countryside and boasts a spectacular structure designed by Norman Foster: the largest single-span glasshouse in the world.

Strong field at racecourse fairs

14 January 2019

As testament to the popularity of Love Fairs’ antiques and vintage events at both Brighton and Lingfield racecourses, the waiting list for both is in the hundreds, reports organiser Donny Mann.

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It’s time for a clock and watch fair venue change

14 January 2019

Time has moved on for events at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull organised by Liz and Carl Barnes of Time Fairs.

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On the Devon antiques trail in Ashburton

14 January 2019

Edinburgh offers an antiques trail as does Carmarthenshire in Wales. Now it’s the turn of Ashburton, a small town in south Devon on the edge of Dartmoor with a population of 4000.

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B2B hopes for fine conditions in 2019

14 January 2019

Speaking before Parliament’s vote on Brexit scheduled for the week beginning January 14, Helen Yourston, director of B2B Events, said: “Obviously that is a real concern for dealers at our fairs, but so far bookings for 2019 are looking buoyant.”

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Swallow dips in to open another salvage event

07 January 2019

Organiser launches Malvern fair to run alongside existing venues.

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Glad as a Flatter to be selling glass

07 January 2019

Glass specialists Liz and Mike Flatter will be first-time exhibitors at the IACF Shepton Mallet antiques and collectors’ fair at the Bath and West Showground on Friday to Sunday, January 18-20.

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Dorking fair doubles up to take a second room

07 January 2019

Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs reports that 2018 was another busy year for her fairs at the Dorking Halls, particularly as she has managed to organise a second room at this Surrey venue.

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Croydon event ready for lift-off

21 December 2018

Organised for more than 20 years by aviation enthusiasts Dave Sutton and Alistair White in conjunction with the Croydon Airport Society, the annual Croydon Aviation and Military Fair is run on a charity basis aiming to keep the history of Croydon aerodrome alive.