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.


IACF Alexandra Palace Grand Hall

Coming back for more: buyers from London, France and beyond return to IACF’s Christmas Ally Pally

07 December 2018

A key measure of business success, marketers will tell you, is the returning customer. There were plenty of those – stall holders, buyers and stall-holding buyers – packing the Alexandra Palace on Sunday, December 1.

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Salvaged shipwreck items create a niche dealing field at Ally Pally

26 November 2018

IACF is expecting a buoyant antique and collectors’ fair at Alexandra Palace on Sunday, December 2, including items sourced from shipwrecks.

IACF report Bingley Hall bonus

05 November 2018

IACF’s antiques and collectors’ fair held in the Bingley Hall at the Staffordshire Showground in October fielded around 140 stalls, according to the organiser.

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Two become one: Fair organisers react as Arthur Swallow Fairs shift to single-day events

22 October 2018

Schedule change for Lincolnshire Showground marks a shift in strategy but other organisers are more cautious.

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Setting the clock for IACF Newark

01 October 2018

British Horological Institute among exhibitors for ‘biggest of the year’ October showground fair.

IACF takes over Bingley Hall fair

21 May 2018

IACF is to take over the running of the antiques and collectors’ fairs held in Bingley Hall at the Staffordshire County Showground.

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Fine weekend despite weather at Newbury Showground

14 May 2018

“We’ve had two-day antiques and collectors’ fairs at the Newbury Showground before but not on a Saturday and Sunday – the weather was downright miserable but we had a really successful first weekend,“ said IACF’s Grant Nicholas, talking about the recent weekend event on April 28-29.

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Free pitches for newcomers on camera at IACF antiques fairs

30 April 2018

Antiques fair organiser IACF is offering a free pitch at one of its fairs to newcomers in return for agreeing to take part in filming a day in the life of the winner.

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Firm foundations: IACF’s operations director describes the value of experience in the organising world

02 April 2018

One of the aspects of the antiques fairs which are so much a part of the trade’s lifeblood is often their sheer longevity.

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On the scent of antique perfume bottle Mother's Day gifts at IACF Shepton Mallett

26 February 2018

The annual celebration of Mother’s Day falls this year on Sunday, March 11. Perfume bottles dating from the Victorian era, in a variety of materials and range of prices are a one-of-a-kind gift option.

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EastEnders' Shane Richie gets 'distracted' at IACF Ardingly fair

29 January 2018

As well as being an actor, playing Alfie Moon, the landlord of the Queen Vic pub in the soap EastEnders, Shane Richie is a singer and last year recorded a country music album.

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IACF: future is bright in Newbury

20 November 2017

Berkshire venue has more growth potential than Sandown Park, says the fair organiser

Sunbury to run Kempton and Sandown Park antiques fairs

13 November 2017

Events to be held in tandem as IACF drops Surrey venue to focus elsewhere.

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Vintage luggage exerts strong pull on overseas buyers

06 November 2017

An extraordinary piece of Edwardian shopping history, a window on a vanished world, is the 1400-page, 1907 catalogue for the Army and Navy stores in London.

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Information sought on diamond ring and message found in chest at Shepton Mallet fair

06 November 2017

A heartbreaking letter dated March 1916 enclosing a diamond ring found by a dealer in a Victorian chest of drawers he bought at a recent IACF Shepton Mallet fair has sparked an intriguing search.

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IACF marches on with Shepton Mallet rising up

24 April 2017

Ahead of IACF’s popular Shepton Mallet antiques and collectors’ fair from May 5-7, with up to 600 standholders, the organisers have announced that the March event showed an impressive increase in buyers’ attendance.

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Slideshow: 14 shots from IACF's opening day at Ardingly

18 January 2017

The first of the 2017 Ardingly fairs run by the International Antiques and Collectors Fair (IACF) opened yesterday on a chilly morning at the South of England Showground. The fair, which can host up to 1700 dealers, brings in stallholders and buyers from around the world. Yesterday was acknowledged to be a quieter fair but a number of stallholders saw a brisk trade. Below is a selection of snaps from ATG’s visit to day one.

Sandown Park Racecourse fair

IACF shift new Sandown fair to avoid clash with Kempton dates

24 June 2016

Launched in March this year, IACF’s monthly Monday antiques and collectors’ market at Sandown Park Racecourse in Surrey is having a change of format.

Newbury moves from course to showground

08 December 2015

International Antiques and Collectors Fairs (IACF) have announced a change of venue and format for their Newbury event.

IACF acquire Sandown fair and switch day to Monday

20 November 2015

International Antiques & Collectors Fairs (IACF) have added the monthly antiques and vintage fairs held at Sandown Park Racecourse to their roster of events.

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