Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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Designer’s textiles revived for the modern day

17 February 2020

A UK-based design studio trio last year took over the UK licence to the archive of Florence Broadhurst, an Australian designer whose whirlwind life came to a tragic end in 1977.

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York fair organiser launches another event in nearby market town

17 February 2020

Born and raised in York, Richard Cawood is the organiser of the city’s triannual 'Antique Home & Vintage Fair' and has now launched a second, smaller event in the nearby East Yorkshire market town of Pocklington.

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Continuity reveals details of new Bingley Hall event

10 February 2020

As announced in ATG No 2428, Continuity Fairs has taken over the Bingley Hall Antiques Fair, which had been held by IACF at the Staffordshire County Showground from mid-2018 to December 2019.

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Revived version of Little Chelsea fair runs for two days with a decorative focus

10 February 2020

Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Antiques Fairs is gearing up for the launch of an ambitious new venture.

New antiques centre backs army veterans

10 February 2020

An antiques centre specialising in militaria including books has opened in the Bedfordshire town of Biddenham.

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Continuity for the venerable Bingley Hall fair

03 February 2020

Bingley Hall Antiques Fair at the Staffordshire County Showground will be managed by Continuity Fairs which has taken over the running of it from IACF.

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Vintage Valentine cards: a regular sight at ephemera fairs

03 February 2020

A clever piece of marketing from the oil company Shell and with slightly saucy automobile-referenced lines, this Valentine dates from a tradition of sending cards to Shell’s female customers who had accounts at their garages. This ran from 1938-75, apart from an interruption during the war years.

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The renowned teddy bear expert who has overcome an allergy to soft toys’ fur

03 February 2020

For a man who has built his career around teddy bears it is a strange quirk of fate that these inoffensive toys make him feel unwell.

Southampton event moves to new hotel venue

03 February 2020

Grandma’s Attic Fairs has announced that its quarterly antiques and collectors’ fairs at the Botleigh Grange Hotel in Southampton have ceased due to the hotel’s sudden closure in mid-January, although a new venue has been found.

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Phoenix Antiques owner launches fair in Petersfield

03 February 2020

A dealer in the antiques-rich town of Petworth is launching a vintage, antiques and militaria fair in her hometown of Petersfield in Hampshire.

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Organiser Bentleys Fairs holds another 1920s themed event in Brighton

27 January 2020

To celebrate the centenary this year of the Roaring Twenties, Sharon Blagrove of Bentleys Fairs is adding a second themed 1920s event in Sussex to her portfolio this year.

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Mountie up for the 10-day Paris fair

27 January 2020

BiblioMania has been running for six years in Paris and this biannual 80-exhibitor fair is a magnet for book and ephemera lovers, principally for the sheer variety of the stock on offer.

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Pop Up Vintage Fairs launch new Islington event

27 January 2020

Another new fair launch, this time from Pop Up Vintage Fairs.

Rose & Brown back in town

27 January 2020

In West Yorkshire this weekend, Rose & Brown Vintage will occupy the atmospheric setting of Sunny Bank Mills, near Leeds, built in 1829 and disused as a textile mill since the mid-20th century.

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Sheffield fleamarket thrives on extra buzz

27 January 2020

The Sheffield Antiques Quarter’s popular monthly community 60-trader antiques and vintage fleamarket at the 1920s-built Abbeydale Picture House will have an added buzz this year.

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Jaguar’s day at the races: Organising duo launch fresh format to be held fives times a year

20 January 2020

Jaguar Fairs is celebrating its 25th year in the business by launching a new one-day midweek outside antiques and vintage fair at Nottingham Racecourse.

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Marsh takes a full floor at Cumbrian centre

20 January 2020

Linda and Stephen Marsh, trading as Marsh Vintage Salvage, are among the dealers at Fairfield House Antiques Centre in Cockermouth in the Lake District.

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Grandma’s Attic now runs Emmott events

20 January 2020

It’s a hectic time for Bournemouth-based fair organisers Chris Brown and Geoff Fagan of Grandma’s Attic Fairs as they reorganise their fairs portfolio following their acquisition of the family-run Emmott Promotions.

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Business booms in fairs sector

13 January 2020

A look back at the headlines of 2019 reveals a healthy trend of launches and expansions.

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Have a Lincs rummage

06 January 2020

Arthur Swallow’s busy vintage monthly fleamarket runs at the Lincoln Showground.