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Unit 10, The Old Yarn Mills
Westbury
Sherborne
Dorset
DT9 3RQ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1935 814995
Email: info@vintagexplorer.co.uk


MEET THE VE COLLECTIVE

VE is a magazine for both men and women, a bi-monthly in print guide to Vintage, Antiques, Decorative, Salvage, Mid-Century and Mantiques. Launched in 2011 to compliment its sister publication Antiquexplorer (Est 2000), which has since merged with VE to become a well loved, and well-rounded publication.

An interesting point to make about VE, is that we don’t just write about the trade, we are part of the trade! Having been an independent publisher since 2000, and dealing in Antiques and Design for almost 20 years, we feel well placed to write about all aspects of this fascinating scene.

Helped by a team of collectors, experts and enthusiasts, The VE Collective love playing a part in the magazine, and share their passion and knowledge with our readers for free! 

Our high quality, perfect bound, magazine is distributed to design related Shows, Fairs, Shops and Auction Houses across the UK and Europe and is also available to buy online through our website as a single copy or via a yearly subscription. Alongside our Social Media network, our audience extends to over 75,000 people!

Karyn Sparks
MANAGING EDITOR

Undeniably the driving force behind VE, having been writing about the trade since the year 2000. Karyn loves photography, vintage cars and being her own boss! When not on a deadline, she enjoys travelling around Europe on busman’s holidays sourcing stock, whilst adding to her rather eclectic office space!

Undeniably the driving force behind VE, having been writing about the trade since the year 2000. Karyn loves photography, vintage cars and being her own boss! When not on a deadline, she enjoys travelling around Europe on busman’s holidays sourcing stock, whilst adding to her rather eclectic office space!

Alan Ashby
ART EDITOR

A man of 10,000 layouts! Alan has art directed the launch or re-design of at least 40 national and regional magazines. His passion for art and design and photography, combines in VE to give the magazine its own unique look. Alan also has a lifelong interest in natural history and recently began to collect, buy and sell taxidermy.

A man of 10,000 layouts! Alan has art directed the launch or re-design of at least 40 national and regional magazines. His passion for art and design and photography, combines in VE to give the magazine its own unique look. Alan also has a lifelong interest in natural history and recently began to collect, buy and sell taxidermy.

Woo Gilchrist
SALES & WEBSITE

Woo is the person you’re most likely to encounter when contacting the VE office. Woo is also our webmaster and responsible for all our social media. Being a keen collector of vintage textiles and Scandinavian ceramics she loves nothing better than a good rummage at a flea market or fair.

Woo is the person you’re most likely to encounter when contacting the
VE office. Woo is also our webmaster and responsible for all our social media. Being a keen collector of vintage textiles and Scandinavian ceramics she loves nothing better than a good rummage at a flea market or fair.

Kieran Mathewson
DEALER & EXPLORER

Kieran has spent his entire adult life dealing in antiques, hunting for pieces that tell a story and represent his personality. His online shop ‘River and Jones’ which he runs with his wife Amanda, is a well balanced mix of rustic furniture and decorative pieces, that in Kieran’s words: “Evoke a sense of adventure”.   www.riverandjones.com

Kieran has spent his entire adult life dealing in antiques, hunting for pieces that tell a story and represent his personality. His online shop ‘River and Jones’ which he runs with his wife Amanda, is a well balanced mix of rustic furniture and decorative pieces, that in Kieran’s words: “Evoke a sense of adventure”.

www.riverandjones.com

Gemma Redmond
JEWELLERY EXPERT

Gemma is our vintage costume jewellery specialist and writer and founder of online boutique Gemma Redmond Vintage. She travels far and wide sourcing designer jewellery and accessories from the 1800s through to the 1990s. Gemma can be found selling at shows all over the UK.   www.gemmaredmondvintage.co.uk

Gemma is our vintage costume jewellery specialist and writer
and founder of online boutique Gemma Redmond Vintage.
She travels far and wide sourcing designer jewellery and accessories from the 1800s through to the 1990s. Gemma can be found selling at shows all over the UK.

www.gemmaredmondvintage.co.uk

Jez Speed
DEALER & RESTORER

Jez loves anything old and interesting. He’s primarily a restorer specialising in lighting, but also deals in design from the last century – everything from desks to motor cars. Selling his wares directly to the trade; through design shows across Europe, and through his website and design portals.   www.molecula.co.uk

Jez loves anything old and interesting. He’s primarily a restorer specialising in lighting, but also deals in design from the last century – everything from desks to motor cars. Selling his wares directly to the trade; through design shows across Europe, and through his website and design portals.

www.molecula.co.uk


Drew Pritchard
TV PERSONALITY

Based in Wales, Drew is a bit of an all-rounder; architectural antiques dealer, restorer and Quest’s very own Salvage Hunter. Drew has had a fascination for cars and motorbikes for as long as he can remember, with a particular penchant for air-cooled VW’s and Porsches.

Based in Wales, Drew is a bit of an all-rounder; architectural antiques dealer, restorer and Quest’s very own Salvage Hunter. Drew has had a fascination for cars and motorbikes for as long as he can remember, with
a particular penchant for air-cooled VW’s and Porsches.

Samaya Ling
FASHION EXPERT

When it comes to top- end vintage fashion, Samaya really knows her stuff. Dealing in 1920s to 1970s, fashion and accessories from Gucci and Chanel, to Ossie Clark and Dior. You can find her at London fairs such as Frock Me in Chelsea.   www.samayalingvintage.com

When it comes to top- end vintage fashion, Samaya really knows her stuff. Dealing in 1920s to 1970s, fashion and accessories from Gucci and Chanel, to Ossie Clark and Dior. You can find her at London fairs such as Frock Me in Chelsea.

www.samayalingvintage.com

Paul Stewart
SARTORIAL EXPERT

Paul has been wearing vintage clothes since his teens. Working at Brooklands by day, by night he can be found scouring the planet for Bakelite, tinkering with old wireless sets and drooling over classic cars and believes the ‘good old days’ are still here if you look hard enough.

Paul has been wearing vintage clothes since his teens. Working at Brooklands by day, by night he can be found scouring the planet for Bakelite, tinkering with old wireless sets and drooling over classic cars and believes the ‘good old days’ are still here if you look hard enough.

Keeley Harris
FAIRS ORGANISER

Keeley has taken an interest in vintage clothes, curios, cars and music since the age of 10 and visited many Antiques Fairs & Classic Car shows as a teenager! Today, she’s a vintage dealer and event organiser and loves every minute of it, having founded numerous fairs up and down the country.   www.discovervintage.co.uk

Keeley has taken an interest in vintage clothes, curios, cars and music since the age of 10 and visited many Antiques Fairs & Classic Car shows as a teenager! Today, she’s a vintage dealer and event organiser and loves every minute of it, having founded numerous fairs up and down the country.

www.discovervintage.co.uk

Matt Whitney
MOTOR EXPERT

Want to know anything about motoring? Then Matt is the man! He’s an automobilia expert, auctioneer and valuer, not to mention all round top chap. He writes regular columns for magazines and newspapers and has an appreciation of gentlemen’s vintage clothing.

Want to know anything about motoring? Then Matt is the man! He’s an automobilia expert, auctioneer and valuer, not to mention all round top chap. He writes regular columns for magazines and newspapers and
has an appreciation of gentlemen’s vintage clothing.