Latest News Articles by Joan Porter
Dealer looks back at decades trading in York's Bishy Road18 March 2019
Antiques dealer Robin Wetherill has been the longest-serving trader in York’s well-known Bishopthorpe Road area.
London fleamarket leaps to new site18 March 2019
A fleamarket which launched three years ago under the railway arches of London Bridge SE1 at Flat Iron Square in London’s Bankside has moved to Vinegar Yard on St Thomas’ Street, 15 minutes away near Guy’s Hospital.
Brocante at a coaching inn near Chartwell18 March 2019
A monthly brocante has launched in the pretty Kent town of Westerham, famed for nearby Chartwell, the former home of Winston Churchill.
Discover Vintage: Spotlight on dealers at Keeley Harris’ eight annual events held in three different cities11 March 2019
“Our visitor profile is generally interior style enthusiasts with an age range of 30-60 and it tends to be couples, families with small children and also ‘empty nesters’ who want to revamp their houses now they have it back to themselves.”
Medal fair includes rare 1920s Iraq honours11 March 2019
Specialist auction house Dix Noonan Webb bought the dedicated Britannia Medal Fair in 2018 from the event’s previous owner, Mark Carter.
All tables booked at Kempton specialist arms fair11 March 2019
'The Vintage and Classic Arms Fair' will run at Kempton Park Racecourse in Sunbury, Middlesex, on Sunday, March 24.
Specialist fan dealer is among exhibitors at Antique and Vintage Textiles Fair04 March 2019
Among the 70-plus exhibitors attending the Textile Society’s annual Antique and Vintage Textiles Fair at the Armitage Centre in Manchester on Sunday, April 14, is fan specialist Mary Cooper.
Dishy looker to turn heads at Welsh fair04 March 2019
Towy Antiques Fairs kick off on Sunday, March 10, with the first of their eight antiques and fleamarkets in 2019 held at the Carmarthen Showground in south Wales.
Rodney Weeks back to good times as he launches another antiques fair04 March 2019
Rodney Weeks of Gemsco Promotions so missed running his antiques fairs after a three-year absence that he launched another last year at the Rufus Centre in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.
Let there be lights at Dulwich College fair25 February 2019
Lamps in south London form a stylish and popular part of the mid-century collecting field.
Bazaars coming up in Wiltshire and Somerset25 February 2019
Vintage millinery dealer Claire Powell and textiles dealer Liz van Hasselt are business partners in the long-running Vintage Bazaars in Wiltshire and Somerset.
Take your Wilton pick at PBFA fair25 February 2019
In ATG No 2380 February 23 I wrote a piece on the annual antiques fair held at Wilton House in Wiltshire from Friday to Saturday, March 8-10. It is worth noting that the Provincial Booksellers’ Association (PBFA) is running an antiquarian and out-of-print book fair at the Michael Herbert Hall in the village of Wilton on Sunday, March 10.
Joneses to run Amulet events25 February 2019
Emma and Oli Jones of JOS Events are taking over Amulet Fairs’ antiques and collectors’ fairs run at the Oswestry Showground by Sheila Jackson for 30 years.
Fairs form a natural approach to source stock18 February 2019
Two owners of antiques and vintage businesses who buy extensively from fairs and markets in the UK are showcased here.
Southport furniture dealer whose business is lifted by Runway Monday fair18 February 2019
A former cake factory site near Southport is the base for dealer Brett Griffiths, who is also one of the big fans of IACF’s fairs.
East Anglian dealer to run local fair18 February 2019
Kate Lee started the popular biannual antiques street market in the Suffolk town of Beccles 10 years ago and has now taken over a local monthly antiques and collectors’ fair.
Top choices at Wilton House fair18 February 2019
More than 40 top dealers will set out their vetted stands at the annual long-running Wilton House Art and Antiques Fair.
Knebworth fair offers wide range to suit glass collectors11 February 2019
This one-off retirement day piece (below) is by glass-maker Richard Golding, founder of Okra Glass, who has been involved with the art for more than 30 years.
Organiser who goes to town for street events11 February 2019
As ACVR Events, Jackie Edwards launched her first antiques and decorative arts street fairs in the Hampshire town of Romsey four years ago.
Worcestershire Antiques Fair includes array of ceramics dealers and porcelain society seminar11 February 2019
Coming to the Two Cs two-day Worcestershire Antiques Fair at the Chateau Impney Hotel are ceramics dealers offering porcelain pieces, including Derby, from the 17th to 20th centuries.