Fairs & Markets (print edition)


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Go with the market flow in Milan

24 July 2017

Milan’s Navigli district dates to the 12th century and nine centuries later it is full of vintage shops, restaurants and bars, with its canals a great backdrop for the city’s biggest antiques and vintage market.

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Beach huts and a buzz greet visitors to beautiful Suffolk

24 July 2017

The pretty Suffolk coastal town of Southwold is well known for its delightful pier, Adnam’s brewery, multi-coloured beach huts and a Grade II-listed lighthouse in the middle of the town.

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Story of a pug called Duke and catching the collecting bug

24 July 2017

As with many collectors and dealers, the antiques passion started in an auction room. As a child, some of Amanda Allinson’s earliest memories are of sitting with her grandma in the County Durham rooms of Addisons Auctioneers in Barnard Castle, the town where she grew up.

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Fairground and classic cars roar in to Rutland

24 July 2017

Gary Halford of Guildhall Antique Fairs is anticipating upwards of 150 stallholders at his annual antiques and vintage event at the Rutland County Showground, Oakham.

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Brighton gains new vintage fair

17 July 2017

Launched earlier this year, the two-day New Road Vintage Market in Brighton has four dates in 2017, with the next on Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23.

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Norfolk young dealers in Clover

17 July 2017

Along with its sister group in the US, members of Antiques Young Guns – “brilliant old things from bright young things” – now span at least three continents. AYG’s core message of support for up-and-coming professionals in the trade has never been stronger.

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Business ticking right Berkshire boxes – and striking it Rich in Lewes

17 July 2017

What is selling well in the clocks and watches world? Dealer Warren Wilkinson, who has been collecting and repairing clocks and watches for 40 years and who is a regular standholder at Love Fairs events, is a good man to answer that very question.

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Get your teeth into seaside treats

10 July 2017

The Dublin-born journalist Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker’s first book, The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland, a handbook of legal administration in Ireland, hit the streets in 1879.

I want it Hall: club’s annual fair

10 July 2017

Held in Staffordshire this Saturday (July 15) is the annual Old Hall Collectors’ Club Fair.

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Oh, what a lovely war weekend

10 July 2017

Looking at the images from Leyburn’s 1940s Weekend held at Thornborough Hall and in the main town square, you might think you were on a Second World War film or TV set.

Grenfell fundraiser launch

03 July 2017

A festival to help raise funds for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London and their families will run at Windsor Racecourse on Saturday, September 23.

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Wander through a Welsh county

03 July 2017

Carmarthenshire is full of delights for antiques buyers. Here, we look at a brocante trial, views of castles coming up at a fair and another event in which you can go potty at a botanic garden.

Cinema venue for vintage in Sheffield

03 July 2017

A vintage, salvage and artisan market with lots of music, entertainment and speciality food stalls, as well as clothes and homewares, will be held inside and outside The Abbeydale Picture House in Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter on Sunday, July 9.

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Pair of Belgian treats in Brussels and Bruges

03 July 2017

The Brussels Vintage Market was launched in 2010 at the delightfully named café Madame Moustache with about a dozen vintage vendors.

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Dealer John Read Smith happy to be on the road

26 June 2017

Travel broadens the mind, they say. Busy dealer John Read Smith believes it.

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Specialist dealer with a lot of bottle

26 June 2017

Dealer describes his collecting and selling story ahead of South Yorkshire fair...

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New names at Knebworth Park

26 June 2017

Bookings are going well at the Knebworth Park Decorative Salvage and Vintage Fair for Sharon Blagrove, aka Bentleys Fairs.

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Edna O’Brien’s 'The Country Girls' trilogy offered at Bristol fair

26 June 2017

Written in 1960, Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls broke the silence on sex in a socially repressive Ireland, seen through the lives of Kate and Baba, two young Irish country girls yearning for love who move from rural Ireland to Dublin to find it.

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Potty about US vintage

19 June 2017

The city of Council Bluffs is the seat of Pottawattamie County in IOWA and takes its name from the Potawatomi Native American tribe.

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Revamped vintage in Buriton

19 June 2017

A quintessential English village is how Buriton, near Petersfield in east Hampshire might be described. It nestles at the foot of the South Downs and boasts two pubs, a church, a large village pond with ducks and a village hall.

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