Love Fairs organiser Donny Mann is back at Lingfield Racecourse with his first antiques and vintage fair of the year on Sunday, January 30. And fully booked too, at 100 dealers.
Horology dealer Warren Wilkinson certainly shows the love when he gets up in the middle of the night to drive from his home in Devon to Love Fairs’ events at both Brighton and Lingfield.
Wilkinson, who has a unit at Topsham Quay Antiques Centre near Exeter, Devon, takes a range of clocks in all shapes and sizes and from the 1930s-70s plus Edwardian and Victorian clocks, priced from £20-300. Some of his best sellers are the 1960s-70s ‘starburst’ wall clocks, of which he can’t get enough.
Anything unusual does well and Art Deco in particular, he said. “Men’s watches are more popular than women’s although more women are buying men’s watches from the 1920s which were considerably smaller than men’s watches today.
“I always take a small number of clocks and watches that need attention as increasing numbers of customers want to repair these themselves.”
And Wilkinson’s likes? “Clocks and watches that have an inscription which tell you a little about their purpose. I have a travelling compact clock inscribed To Dorky from Maurice on his going to school 20th September 1927.”