Perfect timing for King Charles III’s coronation on May 6 is this 17th century silk embroidered coat-of-arms of King Charles II based on an engraving by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) which featured in a prayerbook published by Thomas Loggan in 1662, a year after the king’s coronation at Westminster Abbey. The needlework is priced at £4600 with Erna Hiscock and John Shepherd at the Long Melford Antiques Fair on Wednesday May 6.

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Forty “old school-type” dealers, to use organiser Graham Turner’s description, will be setting out their stands next month in the memorial hall in the Suffolk village of Long Melford on Wednesday, May 3.

Dealer and restorer Turner, who is the man behind Graham Turner Antiques Fairs, says: “I’m very proud of this fair, especially the close interaction of the dealers and buzz created by this event.”

Traders come from far and wide to stand at this event including from Yorkshire, Rutland, East Anglia and Kent.

Contact Turner on 01379 897266.

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Advertising collectables are still a thing and this bright stall at a recent antiques and vintage fair in Long Melford gives a nostalgic taste of life in the slow lane.

Held monthly since 2014 in the Old School is the two-day 30-dealer Long Melford Antique and Vintage Fair organised by Laure Bonner and Pearl Gee, with the next on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28.

“Our customers and stallholders have been coming for years and we are like a little family,” says Bonner.

The photo gallery on the fair’s website gives a good idea of the variety of stock on offer from stallholders.