Latest News Articles by Rachel Fellman
Ephemera Fair discovers the joy of six19 December 2022
Event will change next year to be held less frequently but with greater impact
“I always do well here": Derby event answers dealer’s prayers05 December 2022
Silver specialist delighted to count a Welsh Bible box among his sales at the Jaguar Fairs event
Weird and wonderful buys at Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair28 November 2022
Some lucky youngsters were among the attendees at IACF’s Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair earlier this month.
Fair report: Cotswold event has high-end appeal31 October 2022
Vetted fair may be compact in scale but still packs a punch
Event that is ‘something a bit different’31 October 2022
The fairs run by So Last Century stand out from the regular traditional antiques format
Surprises in store at the ‘Horti’ show26 September 2022
Many visitors to the popular Adam’s fair end up buying items they had not come for.
Come for a kimono, leave with a necklace19 September 2022
Serendipitous finds – and planned purchases – abound as antiques return to Ally Pally
PBFA: All fairs great and small16 May 2022
The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association hosts more events in this sector than any other organiser.
Traders pitch in at Wembley Park Antiques Market16 May 2022
Event launched at end of last year a goal kick away from the stadium is gaining many fans
Covid and data drive ticketing changes at fairs02 May 2022
Dealers and fairgoers are having to come to terms with widespread changes in the ticketing of fairs.
Fair report: trade day at Bath was buzzing18 April 2022
Mary Hossack Decorative Antiques was among the many exhibitors enjoying a successful trade day at the recent Bath Decorative Antiques Fair, selling a 20th birdcage modelled on the Sacré Coeur for £1300 among many other items.
At an indoor fair: All the fun – and serendipity – of the fair11 April 2022
At a mid or high-end art and antiques fair buyers can comfortably get round all the stands in a day and have time to browse, consider and discuss with expert dealers. Such events have a more relaxed and social vibe to them: dealers invite their clients along and hope to meet new buyers by attracting them onto their stands with eye-catching items and displays.
Bust impulse buy at Chelsea11 April 2022
At the recent Chelsea Antiques Fair a 19th century bronze bust of Isis by Pierre-Eugène-Émile Hébert was bought by an Egyptian businessman who came with no intention of buying anything specific.
At a showground fair: Getting it all out in the open11 April 2022
The largest showground fairs are so extensive that it would be impossible to browse items on all the stands in one day. IACF’s Newark Antiques Fair, for example, is held on an 84-acre site with up to 2500 stands.
Rain fails to stop play at busy Ardingly14 March 2022
Stall-holders report brisk trade during the latest staging of the huge West Sussex event
Calling in to busy Kempton Park21 February 2022
Snapshot of the successful Sunbury event that has been around for over 40 years
Birmingham is buzzing: NEC event returns13 December 2021
Encouraging signs as the big NEC event returns after pandemic-enforced postponement.
Restituted Priester collection reunited before sale takes £1.5m at Christie’s11 December 2021
Part of an art collection once owned by a Jewish family who fled Nazi persecution has been sold at Christie’s.
Dealer forges new Lincs with pop-up show29 November 2021
Dealer John Swarbrooke will present his first exhibition at the Simon Dickinson Gallery, focusing on works from Lincolnshire artist Dominic Parczuk.
Stereoscopy book by historian and rock star praises King’s College London professor20 November 2021
The launch of Queen’s guitarist Brian May and historian Denis Pellerin’s new book ‘Stereoscopy: The Dawn of 3-D’ was held at King’s College London to honour a past-professor at the university.