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You will find a good number of familiar names from the fairs circuit among the July Cranleigh regulars, among them Shapiro, Nicholas Shaw, Bryan Chew and Garrett & Hazlehurst.

Newcomers this time around are Sheila Hinde Fine Art from Cumbria, Julian Lovegrove of Kent and Andrew’s Treasures from Oxfordshire.

With a track record of some nine years, this is one of Galloway’s oldest fixtures and it has flourished, even in adverse times. This year’s Easter staging, for example, saw a good profit for most exhibitors.

Right: at the Cranleigh School Antiques Fair, Petworth, silver specialist Nicholas Shaw will ask £7500 for this George I strawberry dish made in London 1722-23 by Duke Impey, 63/4in (17cm) diameter. The arms are for Sir William John Henry Browne Folkes, 2nd Baronet of Hillington, Norfolk, and his wife Charlotte, daughter of Dominick Geoffrey Browne, Governor of Co. Mayo.