Cups and saucers like these are among the best sellers at the Secondhand Warehouse and Antiques Centre in Leominster.

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Two C’s Fairs, aka Stephanie Castell and Ben Cooper, added a country living element to the biannual antiques fair at Ludlow Racecourse on September 24-25, albeit in a separate building at the course.

After the very busy 60-dealer event, with 12 country living standholders included, a weary Castell said: “The antiques fair was full to capacity and on the Saturday it was so busy that for the first time ever we had to use the overflow car park.”

Sales patterns

Castell also co-owns the Secondhand Warehouse and Antiques Centre in Leominster and said: “Sales have never been better – who says brown furniture doesn’t sell?”

In a pointer to what’s also doing well, Castell mentioned ceramics around the £200-300 mark “which are easy to sell and also pieces from the first quarter of the 20th century. Glass is becoming more appreciated but sales of silver are quiet.”

Castell added: “With the exchange rate being at an all-time low against the dollar we’re hoping to see many of our old friends returning from across the pond.”