Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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Wiltshire ‘collective’ hails slow but steady transatlantic deliveries

23 November 2020

Shipping in the older, literal sense of the word has played a vital role in coping with robust international demand during the current Covid-19 challenges, according to a Wiltshire business.

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Back-to-front way of doing business

23 November 2020

Quirky might be a way to describe Andrew Blackall’s antiques shop which is both Number 56 and 70 in the High Street, Corsham.

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Video ‘shop tours’ prove popular selling method in Ashburton

23 November 2020

In an enterprising move early last year dealer Lydia Wood launched an antiques trail in Ashburton, on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.

Online is gift-wrapped opportunity

23 November 2020

Martin Webster is the e-commerce manager for the Scottish Antique and Arts Centre in Abernyte, Perthshire.

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Lock and learn: business lessons

09 November 2020

Three dealers who stand at fairs and in centres describe how they meet the Covid-19 challenges

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Grandma’s Attic restarts with the popular Wimborne event

02 November 2020

Grandma’s Attic Fairs is holding its first antiques and collectors’ event this weekend since lockdown in early March.

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Streets open for business

02 November 2020

Under the current restrictions Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events is still able to run a number of her antiques and brocante street markets held across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey.

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How to handle a crunch time

02 November 2020

Dealer says the market for vintage items such as biscuit tins is holding up well

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Devon on a particular high for antiques centre boss

26 October 2020

Vincent Page, owner of Antiques on High centres in Oxford and Sidmouth, reports that trade in both shops has been good with “a significant increase in Sidmouth, on numerous days taking more than AOH in Oxford”.

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Militaria fairs return to action

26 October 2020

Focus on two events that have been staged successfully and boosted dealer confidence

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De Morgan tile bought for £8 on a stall takes £3800 at auction

26 October 2020

The Tavistock Pannier Market may well see an influx of sleeper-hunters following the canny purchase in June of a piece described as ‘a Cornish tile’.

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Make Sunbury your next stop

26 October 2020

Calling all the many fans of Sunbury Antiques’ markets at Kempton Park Racecourse.

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Woodbridge Antiques Centre boosted online

19 October 2020

Natalie Smith opened the 30-cabinet Woodbridge Antiques Centre in 2007 and 13 years later she has been enjoying further success at a challenging time through internet sales.

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Former Red Cross centre empty for years becomes antiques hub in booming Suffolk town

19 October 2020

Teresa Potts and her husband Jamie, a fisherman, have recently received planning permission to turn a former Red Cross training centre in the Suffolk riverside town of Woodbridge into an antiques centre.

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Handle wares the old-school way in Suffolk

19 October 2020

The long-running monthly Long Melford Antiques and Vintage Fair held in the village’s Old School has been organised by Laura Bonner and Pearl Gee since 2014.

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Marquee marks good sales pitch for Herefordshire tent event

12 October 2020

'Antiques in Tents' is latest event to get thinking creatively to ensure they can go ahead

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Gallery buys up Art Deco archives

12 October 2020

Chrissie and John Masters of the Design Gallery closed their shop in the Kent village of Westerham last year and now operate from their large showroom and warehouse nearby.

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Dealer looks to global demand for textiles

12 October 2020

Meg Andrews was as disappointed as many others by the cancellation due to the pandemic of the Textile Society’s antique and vintage textiles fair at Chelsea Town Hall earlier this month.

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B2B back at Malvern

05 October 2020

The Malvern Flea Fair at the Three Counties Showground on Sunday, September 20, was cancelled following advice from local statutory bodies just a few days before. Organiser B2B Events was left frantically ringing round exhibitors.

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October is the new September

05 October 2020

Despite the latest Covid-19 demands, fair organisers are finding ways to go ahead.