Postcard from the Titanic (+ Free Entry Offer!)

A postcard signed in 1912 by a survivor of the Titanic will be featured in a special exhibition of rare, vintage, classic and collectable postcards at the Art & Antiques for Everyone Summer Fair at the NEC

The Postcard Traders Association are bringing together a display related to the Titanic and her sister ships Olympic and Britannic together with other genuine artefacts from the Olympic-class liners, including panelling from cabin C86 on Olympic (a cabin used by the Prince of Wales), as well as tiles from the fitting out of the Turkish Baths aboard the ships and kept as samples by the manufacturer in case any tiles had to be replaced.

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Everything has a story. It’s our job to tell it.

BPM Reclamation is a husband and wife team based in Essex. We asked them how they would describe themselves.

“We are not Antique Dealers. We are Interior Lovers. Everything we buy, we would put in our own home, making us very passionate about every item we purchase. Everything has a story. It’s our job to tell it”.

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Summer Garden and Flea Market

On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June, Dairy House Antiques, just outside of Shaftesbury, will be holding a wonderful market to help you find things for both your home and garden. With a lovely outside area packed with items for the garden, plus three floors, home to around 20 dealers, there are plenty enough reasons to head here!

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Stockport is the place to be!

What we all need as we approach Midsummer madness is a crazy ‘Mixed Up’ June Fair – and you’ll find just that at The Vintage Village in Stockport’s covered market. The 3 Graces Northwest CCC will bring some of their lovely motors, and DJ team Girls Gone Rockin will be playing tunes from all eras, not concentrating on any particular decade, you’ll find items from the 20s through to the 80s!

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The Antiques Tourist

Browsing for antiques, vintage and collectables has become a very popular pastime for so many, and if you’re visiting the South West on a buying trip, The Antiques Tourist publication will help as it covers Dorset, Devon and Somerset.

Now it its 5th year, the handy A5 format includes adverts for businesses selling antiques, vintage, retro and reclamation. Copies are free, and available from every advertiser, Visitor Centres, and a selection of hotels and guesthouses across Dorset, Devon and Somerset.

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New Ownership for Art & Antiques for Everyone

Clarion Events Ltd have announced a change of ownership for the three Art & Antiques for Everyone fairs held annually at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. MaD Events Ltd, run by Dan Leyland and Marisa Beckman, are well known in the art and antiques fair world from their previous experience with Clarion Events; the team will also include Pip Dawson, who will continue her current role as sales manager. Dan, Marisa and Pip have a long association with the Fairs with a combined experience of over 35 years; Dan managing the AFE shows from 2012 to 2015, Marisa managing the entire operational delivery of the events on a regular basis, and Pip being a major exhibitor contact.

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Industry Favourite

The famous Malvern Antiques & Collectors Fair returns to the Three Counties Showground on Sunday 23rd June, usually held in the Severn Hall, however the June fair invites exhibitors to stand outside as well!

“The summer Malvern Antiques fair offers buyers even more quality antiques and collectables” comments Helen Yourston, Director for B2B Events, “It’s an event known for the high calibre of items and so for June, when the weather is fine (fingers crossed!), we can give more room to exhibitors providing a bumper amount of choice for our buyers.”

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Summer Pop Up

Pop Up Vintage Fairs London are heading to the South Coast and Bexhill-On-Sea, where on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July they will be curating at The Great Gatsby Fair, organised by Bentleys Fairs. Vintage stalls will line the Promenade selling fashion, jewellery, homeware, collectables, antiques and salvage.

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South London’s Finest

or the last two years So Last Century has been holding regular vintage markets at Beckenham Place Mansion, an 18th century Palladian gem of a building, situated in wonderful parkland between Lewisham and Bromley, in South East London.

The unrestored nature of the Grade II listed Georgian house provides the perfect backdrop to the popular market, hosting around 25 top-quality, hand-picked dealers selling affordable mid-20th century decor, lighting and ceramics mixed together with antiques maps, brocante, vintage clothes and accessories, situated in the Dining Room, Drawing Room, Atrium and grounds outside.

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A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

Well it seemed the world and his wife and most of Surrey came out for the inaugural Sunday Sandown Fair ... the complementary Pimms flowed and the afternoon Jazz set from Sabina Desir and Nick Adams - who are also dealers at both Sandown and Kempton - set the tone just perfectly! TV experts Henry Nicholls and Karen Dalmeny, again traders at both Sandown and Kempton, were on hand to offer free valuations and appraisals, which helped complete the set. Trader, Peter Elliot told us: “It’s been a long time since I have stood at a fair with such a good vibe and atmosphere and such a positive approach by the organiser.”

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