“We are lucky as our waiting list is now in the hundreds,” said Donny Mann of Love Fairs, talking about his antiques and vintage fairs at Brighton and Lingfield racecourses.
The next edition is at the Brighton site on Sunday, August 26.
Right from the start, Mann has had a good turn-out of exhibitors at this fair.
“We launched with 175 indoor tables two years ago and the number is the same today,” he added.
The racecourse lies above the Brighton Marina and is close to the many antiques and retro delights of nearby Kemptown and around the North Laine area of Brighton.
One dealer who is a regular exhibitor at the Love Fairs’ Brighton event, as well as IACF Ardingly, is local man Anthony Whittingham.
He gave up his 25-year career in the corporate world in 2012 to become a dealer in all manner of eclectic pieces.
These are priced from £5, which would buy you individual copper printers’ stencil letters, to £3000 for a pair of restored antique copper and zinc wax melting vats.
“I’ve been dealing since I was 17 and like to think I can sell the unsellable – my little back book is full of interior designer contacts,” said Whittingham. He can be contacted on 07932 076247.