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Three weeks or so before the fair opened, a North Country dealer at the Tetbury, Gloucestershire antiques centre Top Banana Antiques Mall got £3500 for a Bullock-style pollard oak window seat from a West Country dealer stocking up for Olympia.

At the fair the West Country dealer sold the seat to another exhibitor for £11,000 and it then sold out of the fair for £22,000. If only the final buyer had been in Tetbury just a month earlier.