IACF

IACF stands for International Antiques and Collectors Fairs. The company organises events that take place regularly at locations including in Newark, Shepton Mallet, Ardingly and Alexandra Palace.

The IACF brand was revived in 2009 when exhibition organisers Keith Harris and Robert Thomas acquired the stable of fairs previously owned by DMG.

Items offered at IACF fairs range from art, antiques and furniture to vintage clothing, collectables and architectural salvage.


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Two ‘biggies’ coming up

27 September 2021

Dealers will be heading to Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire this month with three days of buying beckoning from the two ‘biggies’.

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Peterborough antiques festival in demand with buyers and sellers

13 September 2021

Ticket requests are up as the East of England Showground prepares for the biannual antiques festival.

Ally Pally fair cancelled for October

06 September 2021

Organiser IACF has been forced to cancel its Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair scheduled for October 24 because of a scheduling clash with another event using the halls in north London.

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Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair cancelled

01 September 2021

Fair organiser IACF has been forced to cancel its Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair scheduled for October 24 due to a scheduling clash with another event using the halls in north London.

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Sentry boxed

12 July 2021

Man down. Prone and looking as if he had fainted on parade, this model of a guardsman is being carted unceremoniously away from the South of England Showground at last month’s IACF Ardingly.

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Fairs and markets: Busy summer on the way

21 June 2021

Although some restrictions are still in place for now, many fairs and markets organisers are gearing up for a busy summer to serve pent-up demand.

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French and Irish events to reopen as indoor fairs in England resume next week

10 May 2021

The restrictions operating during the latest lockdowns are continuing to ease in countries including France and the Republic of Ireland.

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Festival time in Peterborough

10 May 2021

Art glass dealers look forward to the Festival of Antiques.

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IACF ready to meet the high demand

29 March 2021

Will Thomas, managing director of IACF, surely speaks for the trade with his fervent hope that successive pandemic lockdowns have now come to an end.

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Art and antiques fairs and markets closed as auctions continue online

11 January 2021

All fairs and markets and physical art and antiques exhibitions and events are cancelled across England under the new coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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New date for next Newark Antiques and Collectors Market

17 November 2020

Event organiser IACF has scheduled new dates for the next Newark Antiques and Collectors Market.

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Ardingly: last before lockdown

16 November 2020

IACF’s Ardingly market was the final major fair held before the new lockdown began in England

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IACF Peterborough gets green light for October event

29 September 2020

The Peterborough Festival of Antiques is to go ahead as planned this week.

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Peterborough returns with over 2000 dealers

21 September 2020

One of the most popular fairs on the circuit, IACF’s Peterborough Festival of Antiques is back.

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A West Sussex invasion: the Brits came and spent

14 September 2020

The buying crowd at IACF Ardingly was more local than usual but no less enthusiastic

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Things we learned at IACF Ardingly

14 September 2020

Top tips from IACF’s Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair.

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Fair navigator and facemask maker

17 August 2020

Thirteen-year old Miles Raymond from Tunbridge Wells started collecting after he found an old bottle in his grandparents’ garden. He would like be a dealer in the future, but his career path also leans towards design and engineering – with his interest in antiques a useful influence.

Organisers frustrated by venue rules

03 August 2020

Fairs held at conference and events venues that involve more than 30 people at any one time will not be possible under government legislation until October 1.

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Coronavirus: Adams fairs and IACF postpone London events under government regulations

28 July 2020

Two more UK fair organisers have called off events as the closure of conference and event venues has been prolonged.

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Take a break and switch off a little

13 July 2020

Trader reopens shop and stresses the need not to bombard customers with the safety message

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