This will be on April 21 at the west London venue, and the event welcomes back high-profile dealers such as Peter Finer, Hatford Antiques, Magazin Royal and Runjeet Singh among many others.

The fair organisers have chosen to sponsor the highly regarded Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, an organisation which works “to make a difference to the lives and careers of crafts people whilst maintaining the very highest standards in craftsmanship”.

The trust provides numerous scholarships, and has supported more than 130 different crafts, from the contemporary to the traditional. Donations received on the day of the fair as well as 50% of ticket sales will go to the trust.

For a selection of highlight items already lined up for the show, see the accompanying photos. Organisers say prices for pieces at the fair will range “from the 10s of pounds to the thousands, ensuring a broad range of purchasing options for collectors at all levels”.

An accompanying guide will be provided to exhibitors and visitors as previously, with articles written by experts such as Pierre Terjanian (Arthur Ochs curator in charge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Tobias Capwell (curator of arms and armour at the Wallace Collection).

The fair was launched last year by arms and armour specialist Thomas Del Mar and his team, whose sales are held at the 25 Blythe Road auction collective round the corner from the fair's venue.

See antiquearmsfair.com