Latest News Articles by Rachel Fellman

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Weird and wonderful buys at Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair

28 November 2022

Some lucky youngsters were among the attendees at IACF’s Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair earlier this month.

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Fair report: Cotswold event has high-end appeal

31 October 2022

Vetted fair may be compact in scale but still packs a punch

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Event that is ‘something a bit different’

31 October 2022

The fairs run by So Last Century stand out from the regular traditional antiques format

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Surprises in store at the ‘Horti’ show

26 September 2022

Many visitors to the popular Adam’s fair end up buying items they had not come for.

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Come for a kimono, leave with a necklace

19 September 2022

Serendipitous finds – and planned purchases – abound as antiques return to Ally Pally

PBFA: All fairs great and small

16 May 2022

The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association hosts more events in this sector than any other organiser.

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Traders pitch in at Wembley Park Antiques Market

16 May 2022

Event launched at end of last year a goal kick away from the stadium is gaining many fans

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Covid and data drive ticketing changes at fairs

02 May 2022

Dealers and fairgoers are having to come to terms with widespread changes in the ticketing of fairs.

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Fair report: trade day at Bath was buzzing

18 April 2022

Mary Hossack Decorative Antiques was among the many exhibitors enjoying a successful trade day at the recent Bath Decorative Antiques Fair, selling a 20th birdcage modelled on the Sacré Coeur for £1300 among many other items.

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At an indoor fair: All the fun – and serendipity – of the fair

11 April 2022

At a mid or high-end art and antiques fair buyers can comfortably get round all the stands in a day and have time to browse, consider and discuss with expert dealers. Such events have a more relaxed and social vibe to them: dealers invite their clients along and hope to meet new buyers by attracting them onto their stands with eye-catching items and displays.

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Bust impulse buy at Chelsea

11 April 2022

At the recent Chelsea Antiques Fair a 19th century bronze bust of Isis by Pierre-Eugène-Émile Hébert was bought by an Egyptian businessman who came with no intention of buying anything specific.

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At a showground fair: Getting it all out in the open

11 April 2022

The largest showground fairs are so extensive that it would be impossible to browse items on all the stands in one day. IACF’s Newark Antiques Fair, for example, is held on an 84-acre site with up to 2500 stands.

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Rain fails to stop play at busy Ardingly

14 March 2022

Stall-holders report brisk trade during the latest staging of the huge West Sussex event

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Calling in to busy Kempton Park

21 February 2022

Snapshot of the successful Sunbury event that has been around for over 40 years

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Birmingham is buzzing: NEC event returns

13 December 2021

Encouraging signs as the big NEC event returns after pandemic-enforced postponement.

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Restituted Priester collection reunited before sale takes £1.5m at Christie’s

11 December 2021

Part of an art collection once owned by a Jewish family who fled Nazi persecution has been sold at Christie’s.

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Dealer forges new Lincs with pop-up show

29 November 2021

Dealer John Swarbrooke will present his first exhibition at the Simon Dickinson Gallery, focusing on works from Lincolnshire artist Dominic Parczuk.

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Stereoscopy book by historian and rock star praises King’s College London professor

20 November 2021

The launch of Queen’s guitarist Brian May and historian Denis Pellerin’s new book ‘Stereoscopy: The Dawn of 3-D’ was held at King’s College London to honour a past-professor at the university.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone: Birmingham fair keeps it simple

15 November 2021

Tweaked procedures and pricing policy is proving successful as major event finally returns

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Chelsea turns back the clock to move forward in style

04 October 2021

The first edition under fresh management impressed both exhibitors and visitors alike