Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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Fair organisers and dealers wait for green light

22 February 2021

It’s fingers crossed again as new provisional fair and market dates are chalked in

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Pocket watches demand rockets

08 February 2021

Dealers’ online retail site reveals the pocket watches collecting market has become one of the biggest growers.

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Malthouse Collective in Stroud brewing up ideas to keep busy

08 February 2021

Lindsey Butcher is the owner of the 80-strong Malthouse Collective in Stroud and during lockdown is throwing a lot into the pot for her dealers.

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'I know customers will be back' says antiques centre owner

08 February 2021

A jewellery dealer for 28 years, Jane Finnegan owns Durham House Antiques in Stow-on-the Wold, an antiques centre which she bought two years ago.

Holt has high hopes for May or June

08 February 2021

Deco dealer Marcus Potts usually runs his Antiques @The Holt antiques fairs at the Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston in Oxfordshire on a biannual spring/autumn basis.

Bermondsey Antiques Market

New management for Bermondsey market

25 January 2021

Bermondsey Antiques Market is under new management and will return to trading once lockdown restrictions ease.

Bermondsey Antiques Market

Bermondsey market reborn for 2021

25 January 2021

Famed south London market will open again under new management when conditions allow

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Relocation, relocation, relocation: movers boost Norfolk trade

25 January 2021

A summer boom sent property prices soaring by up to 20% in some rural areas of Norfolk as buyers moved out of commuter-land to what is described in estate agent-speak as ‘lifestyle-sustainable’. We talk to four antiques business in the county.

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'Remain busy, stay positive' in order to cope with new lockdown say dealers

11 January 2021

Firms in tier 1 enjoyed good trading in December but are now back in lockdown.

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Cornwall lands at ground level

04 January 2021

Two businesses from the West Country tell us how trade was going before the latest coronavirus restrictions

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Yes, it was a bit challenging…

21 December 2020

A bonkers year like no other did nevertheless have its highlights as the trade battled back

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Online: PBFA monthly virtual showcase set to be a permanent booking

14 December 2020

So well has the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association’s (PBFA) monthly online book fair been received that it is being continued as a permanent fixture.

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The tale of a 26-mile walk to buy a bible

14 December 2020

Destined for the now cancelled Towy Events Christmas antiques and fleamarket at the Carmarthen Showground were two rare Welsh plates from the Llanelly Pottery, which Towy Events organiser and dealer Robert Pugh had planned to take.

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Plans remain in flux for indoor art and antiques event organisers

07 December 2020

Organisers of indoor art and antiques fairs continue to make alternative plans for the first half of next year.

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Tin man Dan ready for B2B Malvern date

07 December 2020

B2B Three Counties Showground in Malvern event now confirmed to run this month.

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Beckenham gets go-ahead

07 December 2020

Alison Davis and Alan Old will be running their So Last Century Christmas vintage market as planned at Beckenham Mansion on Sunday, December 13.

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It’s open season in the square

07 December 2020

Lucy Haywood runs her Country Brocantes in West Sussex, including the grounds of Parham House and at the Daylesford Organic Farm in Gloucestershire.

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Dealers discover new platform

07 December 2020

As Discover Vintage, Keeley Rosendale has run her well-supported vintage fairs in the north of England since 2009.

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Vintage fashion fair is among events creating a shop window online

30 November 2020

Matthew Adams is holding his first virtual vintage fashion fair, 'Lockdown Frockdown', this Sunday (December 6).

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Banana website proves fruitful

30 November 2020

Julian Tatham-Losh, who owns Top Banana Antiques in Tetbury, reports that business is booming.