BADA

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is a trade association for antique dealers in Britain. Founded in 1918, BADA’s main aim is to ‘establish and maintain confidence between its members and the public, both in buying and selling’.

The association campaigns on issues affecting the trade and also stages an annual fair in London for its members.


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Why BADA sold its flagship fair event

16 September 2019

‘The fair needs to develop. It was time to bring in a broader range of expertise and knowledge’ says BADA chief Marco Forgione

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BADA chief Marco Forgione: ‘We’ve sold the fair to ensure its future. Change was essential.’

11 September 2019

In a controversial move, the British Antique Dealers' Association has sold a majority stake in its annual fair to external investors, who will relaunch it as The Open Art Fair.

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BADA sells its London fair

09 September 2019

The British Antique Dealers’ Association has sold a majority stake in its annual fair to “make it sustainable for the future”.

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Antiques firms urged to register for EU trade permit as potential no-deal Brexit looms

03 September 2019

Trade associations are urging their members to apply for the required permit to continue importing and exporting with EU countries following Brexit on October 31.

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Antiques-driven rise in retail hailed by trade association chiefs

25 July 2019

Leaders of trade associations BADA and LAPADA have welcomed an announcement that antiques contributed to a recent rise in UK retail.

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Dealers and collectors win High Court permission for judicial review of ivory ban law

15 July 2019

A High Court judge has given the go-ahead for a full hearing on the legality of the controversial Ivory Act, due to usher in a near-total ban on the UK trade in antique ivory when it comes into force later this year.

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Full house for inaugural BADA ‘pop-up’ show in Pimlico, to include the 'James Bond desk'

25 June 2019

Members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association have weighed in behind the trade body’s first curated exhibition, with the inaugural event now fully subscribed ahead of its launch tonight.

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Pearlware gallops to BADA event

24 June 2019

A rare 19th century pearlware horse is available to buyers visiting BADA’s inaugural staging of the BADA Collection at 46 Pimlico Road this summer.

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Tomasso Brothers and Butchoff Antiques among dealers confirmed for BADA ‘pop up’ exhibition

10 June 2019

Leading dealers have signed up to take part in BADA’s inaugural ‘pop up’ selling exhibition in June and July on Pimlico Road, London.

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BADA to host selling exhibition coinciding with Masterpiece and Olympia fairs

31 May 2019

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is to host a London selling exhibition for its members in June and July, coinciding with Masterpiece and The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.

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BADA logo row is put to the vote

27 May 2019

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is consulting members on a new logo after doubts were expressed about the replacement of the trade body’s traditional ‘Cellini’ emblem.

ATG letter: BADA logo – image problem and solutions

27 May 2019

MADAM – I find that making a priority issue of the BADA logo is a classic systemic issue of misdirected priorities within the trade.

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BADA urges its members: have your say on our new logo

22 May 2019

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is consulting its 350-strong membership on a new logo after doubts were expressed about the replacement for the trade body’s traditional ‘Cellini’ emblem.

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Wartski reveals its treasures at BADA Friends next generation party

15 May 2019

The latest BADA Friends Young Dealer Networking Evening was held at Wartski last night.

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Dealer Wartski and BADA Friends to host networking event for the ‘future’ of the trade

07 May 2019

BADA Friends will host its latest Young Friends Dealer Networking Evening next week with the aim of bringing together the younger generation of the trade.

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BADA president Victoria Borwick resigns from role

12 April 2019

Victoria Borwick, president of the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA), has resigned after nearly four years in the post.

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Trade and politicians out in force at BADA fair preview party

22 March 2019

At a swell party in the heart of Chelsea, with the Taittinger Brut Reserve free-flowing, the BADA Fair's 2019 exhibitors could be forgiven for relaxing after days of stand set-up and moving fragile, valuable objects into place.

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BADA fair aims at exceptional quality

04 March 2019

Annual BADA event includes copy of Reni work commissioned by the pope or a cardinal.

Survey launched to gauge impact of ivory ban

04 February 2019

Industry trade bodies have launched a survey that will attempt to measure the financial impact of the Ivory Act (2018) which comes into force later this year. Collectors, dealers and auctioneers of antique ivory are being encouraged to take part.

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Wartski introduces BADA Friends to treasures of the past

02 February 2019

London jewellers Wartski introduced members of the BADA Friends to a trove of Fabergé and Celtic jewellery in a special event this week.

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