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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New Saatchi art fair joins the summer line-up with just nine weeks to go

23 April 2019

A new art fair launching at the Saatchi Gallery this June is a late addition to the busy schedule of London’s summer art events.

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Creating a splash as lido becomes popular fair venue

19 April 2019

Organisers looking for an unusual spot at which to hold a fair might consider the setting alongside an outdoor swimming pool.

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Around 70 tables take root at Tree of Ages Antiques Fair in Surrey

19 April 2019

Launched two years ago at a Victorian mansion in Surrey by local online antiques dealer David Steel, the Tree of Ages Antiques Fair will be held on Sunday, May 12, at Robert Denholm House in Nutfield.

Two art and antiques events held for good causes

19 April 2019

A country house car boot to raise funds for a newly opened specialist equestrian centre in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, will run at the 800-acre Isle Estate at Bicton near Shrewsbury on Sunday May 12.

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Owner who bought art over 30 years is now selling his collection with dealer Dickinson

19 April 2019

UK fine art dealer Dickinson features a single-owner collection of 20th century masters at TEFAF New York Spring next month.

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Pail Nash battle scene at Frieze New York

19 April 2019

'Battlefield' is among the works Piano Nobile includes in an exhibition of Paul Nash paintings at Frieze New York.

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Dealer on a high from low oak chairs

19 April 2019

This pair of 19th century Arts & Crafts low oak chairs is available from Elaine Phillips Antiques at the next edition of The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair priced at £1150.

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Under starter’s orders: Sunday event launch at Sandown Park Racecourse

19 April 2019

Edward Cruttenden of Sunbury Antiques is launching a biannual Sunday antiques market at Sandown Park Racecourse to run alongside the bi-monthly Tuesday market he has held there since a year ago.

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Gallery unlocks secrets of Canadian photographer's once hidden talent at Photo London fair

15 April 2019

At 'Photo London' next month Robert Mann Gallery offers 'Academic Nude – Tower of Ivory' by the once forgotten Canadian photographer Margaret Watkins (1884-1969), who ensured her legacy with a secret trunk of works.

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The dealers’ view at Arthur Swallow Fairs' Lincoln event

15 April 2019

“I’ve sold Jesus Christ… could I interest you in St Patrick?” So asked Martyn Watson of Penrith, Cumbria, stalling out in the Epic Centre and keen to shift his statue of Ireland’s patron saint.

Photographica 2019 is destination event for collectors

15 April 2019

Photographica 2019 is a destination for collectors of classic cameras. The fair hosts up to 135 tables for buying, selling and swapping classic and antique cameras from across the country.

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Ardingly memories abound 50 years on

15 April 2019

First organiser looks back at event’s origins as IACF celebrates event's 50th anniversary.

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Penshurst vintage and antiques fair is the place to be

15 April 2019

Decoratives dealer Tara Franklin has run the small and well-regarded three-day vintage and antiques fair in the village of Penshurst in Kent since 2015.

Duo take care of a Clare fair

15 April 2019

With his father-in-law David Benden, Andrew Bott runs five annual busy antiques and vintage fairs at the town hall in Clare, Suffolk, which also has a number of antiques shops and galleries.

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Two into one fair will go for Arthur Swallow

15 April 2019

Condensing a two-day event into one and moving to a new weekday slot are no mean feats – just ask Arthur Swallow Fairs, which has just launched a new streamlined format. ATG went along to the first edition to view the results.

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The overseas buyers at Lincoln fair: ‘We can’t get this range and prices in our own market’

15 April 2019

Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Antiques & Home show may not have the moniker ‘international’ attached but the event attracts a strong overseas group of buyers who comb the fair, clutching sheets of shipping firm stickers to identify purchases for collection.

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Japanese focus comes into view at London Photograph Fair

15 April 2019

An exhibition of 36 views of Mount Fuji, inspired by Hokusai’s famous print series, is presented by dealer Daniella Dangoor at the 'London Photograph Fair: Special Edition'.

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Local loyalists at Lincoln Antiques and Home Show: ‘Fair seems more condensed and lively’

15 April 2019

Belinda and Tom Kilduff (pictured below) are Lincolnshire locals and Antiques & Home Show loyalists. They noted how “busy, condensed and lively” the one-day format was.

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"I can sell as much in one day as two": Dealers and buyers give their verdict on Arthur Swallow Fairs' new one-day Lincoln format

12 April 2019

Condensing a two-day fair into one and moving to a new weekday slot are no mean feats – just ask Arthur Swallow Fairs, which has just launched a new streamlined format.

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Actor, writer and rare book collector Stephen Fry reveals he will open ABA’s rare book fair Firsts

11 April 2019

Actor and writer Stephen Fry will open Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair, the annual event from the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA).

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