Fairs and Markets

Antiques fairs and markets offer a great way to browse and buy.

With so many exhibitors or stallholders in one place you can view a lot of different items quickly and compare prices and quality.

Depending on the event, the first day or morning may be for reserved for trade buyers before the general public gain access.

Some antiques markets are held weekly whereas some fairs may be quarterly, biannual, once a year or have some other frequency. Check the Calendar section of this website for details or view the listings every week in the Antiques Trade Gazette newspaper.

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Bazaars coming up in Wiltshire and Somerset

25 February 2019

Vintage millinery dealer Claire Powell and textiles dealer Liz van Hasselt are business partners in the long-running Vintage Bazaars in Wiltshire and Somerset.

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Take your Wilton pick at PBFA fair

25 February 2019

In ATG No 2380 February 23 I wrote a piece on the annual antiques fair held at Wilton House in Wiltshire from Friday to Saturday, March 8-10. It is worth noting that the Provincial Booksellers’ Association (PBFA) is running an antiquarian and out-of-print book fair at the Michael Herbert Hall in the village of Wilton on Sunday, March 10.

Joneses to run Amulet events

25 February 2019

Emma and Oli Jones of JOS Events are taking over Amulet Fairs’ antiques and collectors’ fairs run at the Oswestry Showground by Sheila Jackson for 30 years.

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New Spanish art fair puts focus on the avant-garde and surreal

23 February 2019

A new fair showcasing avant-garde and modern art, including works by Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall and Fernand Léger, opens in Madrid next week.

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Fairs form a natural approach to source stock

18 February 2019

Two owners of antiques and vintage businesses who buy extensively from fairs and markets in the UK are showcased here.

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Southport furniture dealer whose business is lifted by Runway Monday fair

18 February 2019

A former cake factory site near Southport is the base for dealer Brett Griffiths, who is also one of the big fans of IACF’s fairs.

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East Anglian dealer to run local fair

18 February 2019

Kate Lee started the popular biannual antiques street market in the Suffolk town of Beccles 10 years ago and has now taken over a local monthly antiques and collectors’ fair.

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Chessboard checks into Bath fair in a selection of toys and games

18 February 2019

A selection of toys and games at the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair proves that antique playthings have their place as both decorative items and collectors’ pieces.

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Top choices at Wilton House fair

18 February 2019

More than 40 top dealers will set out their vetted stands at the annual long-running Wilton House Art and Antiques Fair.

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Furniture takes centre stage at annual Cotswolds event

14 February 2019

A William and Mary period oyster veneered laburnum and chest of drawers is among the huge selection of furniture on offer in the Cotswolds next week.

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TEFAF Maastricht hosts virtual reality tour of 470-year-old Amsterdam map and four other fair highlights

14 February 2019

TEFAF Maastricht returns this year with a virtual reality exhibition set to transform the way a 16th century map of Amsterdam is experienced.

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Olympia London to be transformed in £1bn project as planning permission is granted

13 February 2019

A £1bn plan to revamp Olympia London, including the home of the venerable Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, has been approved by planners.

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Shakespeare’s Globe and ABA partner for June fair

11 February 2019

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) has joined forces with Shakespeare’s Globe as its charity partner for the next edition of its June flagship fair.

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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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Cheshire fair smooths the way to romantic buys

11 February 2019

An ancient Greek lekythos, which would have been used to smear perfumed oil on a woman’s skin before marriage, is one of the highlights at Art Antiques Cheshire.

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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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US buyers fly into Battersea fair

11 February 2019

A 1976 secretaire by Bernt Rosen was one of the highlight sales at last month’s Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea where US buyers jostled with locals to bag the best objects.

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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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The CADA face of the fair

11 February 2019

Every year, a female portrait is chosen as the ‘Face of the Fair’ at CADA (see main story for fair details).

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From Roman to retro: 12 jewellery highlights from Grays Antiques Market

11 February 2019

Although the centre never closed during the Crossrail project, as that work winds down Grays Antiques Market now has a fresh chance to showcase the many exceptional dealers based in the Edwardian building on Davies Street in London. As one might expect near Bond Street, period jewellery, from Roman rings to 1970s retro, is the main stock in trade.

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