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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Vintage markets expand

24 June 2024

Go East Vintage was launched in 2021 by Louisa Ware and Onur Kurtdere, with markets in Stratford and Leyton, east London. The regular flea market venue is the Hackney Brewery (High Hill Tap).

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Huntingdon fair ready for lift-off

24 June 2024

Dealer who started in business aged just 17 looks forward to his second edition of racecourse event

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Dedicated fairs attract rising numbers of dealers

24 June 2024

You can find stalls selling postcards at many fairs and markets, as well as a range of dedicated fairs.

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Five Questions: David Harvey

24 June 2024

David Harvey, one of the exhibitors at Classic Antiques Fair at the NEC, specialises in furniture dating from the reigns of Charles II through to George IV. WR Harvey & Co (Antiques) was established in Chalk Farm by his father in 1951. In 1996, the showrooms moved to the Cotswolds, where they remain to this day.

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Second staging of a new classic

24 June 2024

Event that filled the void left by Art & Antiques for Everyone is back at Birmingham NEC after its debut last year

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Classic Antique Fairs makes welcome return

20 June 2024

Classic Antique Fairs is gearing up for its first event of the year, running from July 12-14 at the NEC Birmingham.

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New chapter for Bath book event

17 June 2024

Annual fair held at the city’s Assembly Rooms since 1986 starts afresh in Pavilion venue this July

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House style: London fair offers a larger second helping

17 June 2024

The first Treasure House Fair was launched last year after the demise of Masterpiece and was greeted by dealers and visitors eager for a summer event. The second is now coming up

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Fewer European exhibitors to stand at Frieze Seoul Masters section

10 June 2024

Frieze Seoul returns for its third edition this autumn at COEX from September 4-7. Once again, it will be showcasing a Masters section dedicated to more historic works.

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Sunday chance to try Sunbury

10 June 2024

Coming up on June 30 is the annual Sunday Kempton organised by Sunbury Antiques’ Edward Cruttenden, whose bi-monthly market at Kempton Park Racecourse recently featured as one of just two “antiquing” destinations in Qantas’ in-house flight magazine on the Sydney to London route.

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Police recover more TEFAF stolen diamonds

10 June 2024

Police in the Netherlands have confirmed they have recovered two more diamonds stolen by armed robbers from The European Art Fair (TEFAF) in 2022.

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Dealers' news in brief including positive results at the Little London Art Fair

10 June 2024

In dealer news this week we focus on a Modern art fair, a dealer offering a wartime map, the line up at 'PAD London' and the latest initiative at 'FAB Paris'.

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Ephemera event ready to go

10 June 2024

John Robertson, the new fairs secretary of the Ephemera Society, got into the world of collecting ephemera and antique photographs back in the 1980s “due to my interest in local Sussex postcards and topographical views showing social history subjects”.

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Beautifully bound bible among stand-out sales at Firsts

10 June 2024

An 18th century folio bible in mosaic binding was among the notable sales at the recent Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair.

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Cirencester Park event returns with 90 dealers standing

10 June 2024

Show held for the first time last year returns at same location and is fully booked

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Leading US fair owner Sanford L Smith dies aged 84

07 June 2024

Sanford L Smith, owner of some of the leading fairs in the US, has died.

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'Great location and traditional buyers': why it pays to arrive early at Petworth Park

03 June 2024

Buyers were out in force early at the 'Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair', with sales taking place in the first few minutes.

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Tiffany rings up the sales at Emporium

03 June 2024

When antiques-hunting in Northumberland, the fine market town of Morpeth is well worth a visit.

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Five stars for the Aldeburgh fair

03 June 2024

After launching last summer with four dealers, the Aldeburgh Art Fair is back this month with five.

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The varied delights when antiques-hunting in Northumberland

03 June 2024

The privately owned Ford & Etal Estates is described in tourism-speak as “one of Northumberland’s best kept secrets”.

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