Fairs and Markets

Antiques fairs and markets offer a great way to browse and buy.

With so many exhibitors or stallholders in one place you can view a lot of different items quickly and compare prices and quality.

Depending on the event, the first day or morning may be for reserved for trade buyers before the general public gain access.

Some antiques markets are held weekly whereas some fairs may be quarterly, biannual, once a year or have some other frequency. Check the Calendar section of this website for details or view the listings every week in the Antiques Trade Gazette newspaper.

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Plenty to do around Birmingham

11 November 2019

Visitors to Art and Antiques for Everyone at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from November 28-December 1 have the extra benefits of browsing the many antique centres in the vicinity.

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Dealer line up for reinvigorated Art and Antiques for Everyone Fair winter edition

11 November 2019

Medieval glass flask is a highlight of the big art and antiques fair in Birmingham.

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5 Questions with Tom Smith of Dovecote Antiques

11 November 2019

Tom Smith of Dovecote Antiques next stands at Art & Antiques for Everyone (November 28-December 1) in Birmingham’s NEC.

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Based on a Belfast boom time

11 November 2019

As Belfast capitalises on its Titanic history and the TV series Game of Thrones attracting visitors, two enterprising local antiques dealers are seizing the moment to start a new fair in the city.

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ABA’s Chelsea fair hosts book buyers and browsers: photo special

07 November 2019

The ABA’s Chelsea fair is pitched at all levels of buying expertise and budgets. On the event's second day, Saturday November 2, ATG went to Chelsea Old Town Hall to record the action

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Polish poster for 'The Untouchables' at Midcentury Modern’s Dulwich fair

04 November 2019

This distinctive poster with its saw-edged image was created by the Polish designer Mieczyslaw Wasilewski for Brian De Palma’s classic 1987 crime thriller 'The Untouchables'.

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Early Wemyss ink stand features at Galloway's Scone Palace fair

04 November 2019

An early Wemyss Victoria pattern ink stand decorated with plumbs is offered by Carse Antiques for £395 at The Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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Cotswolds show venue search finds a spectacular setting

04 November 2019

Organisers of the long-running Cotswolds Art & Antique Dealers Association Fair have hailed changes to its date and venue as offering a “wonderful” setting and the chance to expand the event’s client base.

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5 Questions: Jeroen Markies of Jeroen Markies Art Deco

04 November 2019

Jeroen Markies of Jeroen Markies Art Deco is based in East Sussex and next stands at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair (November 5-10).

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Paris fair aims at fine arts revival

04 November 2019

The Carrousel du Louvre will be the setting for the 'Fine Arts Paris' fair which opens to the public next week with a five-day run from November 13-17.

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Markets are top for the props

04 November 2019

Special loading area created to cope with increased buying from film and TV companies

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Thirty dealers in attendance at London's specialist textiles and tribal art event

04 November 2019

Thirty of the top textiles and tribal art dealers will be exhibiting at the 'London Antique Textiles & Tribal Art Fair' at the Hilton Olympia in Kensington High Street on Sunday, November 10.

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York hosts ceramics fair for second year

04 November 2019

Forty selected ceramicists will be selling their work at the York Ceramics Fair on Saturday and Sunday, November 23-24, at The Hospitium in the city’s Museum Gardens.

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Wheelbarrow fells Waterloo hero

28 October 2019

Just imagine: you have been through the horrors of the Battle of Waterloo in a regiment which suffered 217 casualties out of 396, and were wounded yourself, and then your career is ended by… a wheelbarrow.

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Luring the Millennials – and younger

28 October 2019

At a vintage and collectables fair in Brighton, 20-somethings were on the hunt for usable antiques.

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Go for a close shave at Olympia

28 October 2019

Chinese barber’s bowl is a stand-out item at event now running in a revamped format.

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Take the chair in Harrogate

28 October 2019

The final instalment of the three annual Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair includes this small naive hedge or country chair, c.1820, from Ireland’s County Antrim.

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Chelsea book fair previews – including Arthur Conan Doyle first edition

28 October 2019

The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair is one of two major London events held annually by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association.

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Organisers plan Himley Hall fair expansion

28 October 2019

Stately homes make for enticing backdrops to antiques fairs and the Grade II-Listed Himley Hall, near Dudley in Staffordshire, is no exception.

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Brighton Love Fairs dealer focus: Warren Wilkinson

28 October 2019

For many millennials, a smartphone has replaced the wristwatch as a timekeeper, but it is also their essential tool when exploring the vintage variety.

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