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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Shortened run leads to more visitors at Shrewsbury fleamarket

27 May 2024

Shouting out an important message is this figure pictured with a hanging sign at one of JOS Events’ fleamarkets at the West Mid Showground at Shrewsbury where the next is on Saturday, June 22.

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From the quirky and trendy to the traditional: Battersea Decorative fair reports strong sales

27 May 2024

Among the highlight sales at the recent Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair was a George III pine chest of drawers featuring more recent overpainting in willow pattern.

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Eye on the needle for Firsts fair

20 May 2024

A book elaborately illustrated with needle-work samples and commemorating Queen Victoria’s first trip to Ireland as monarch was one of the standout sales as 'Firsts London’s Rare Book Fair' opened.

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Online dealer showcase announced as part of LAPADA 50th anniversary celebration

20 May 2024

LAPADA has unveiled plans for its 50th anniversary including a summer exhibition and a new series of events around its flagship fair.

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Two brocantes to put in your diary this summer

20 May 2024

Brocantes bring a taste of summer to the nation's country houses – here are two to attend this year

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Variety of homewares prove popular at Vintage Home Show

20 May 2024

Organiser of a series of shows says curation means traders are offering a wide range of items

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LAPADA announces plans for Berkeley Square Fair

17 May 2024

Flagship event is scheduled for a later date and comes with new events for next edition

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Dorset police appeal for information following burglary at antiques centre

17 May 2024

Lone thief took several high-value items of jewellery

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British studio pottery features among TEFAF New York sales

16 May 2024

Lucie Rie and other Modern masters delight buyers at recent fair

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Alfies unveils new street level arcade and seeks to bring in new visitors

13 May 2024

A large shark and tarot card reading might seem a bizarre way to bring visitors into a north-west London antiques centre but there is method behind the apparent madness.

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Philip Mould collaborates on his first Treasure House stand

13 May 2024

Art dealer Philip Mould and interior designer Edward Bulmer first met in their early 20s while students at East Anglia University and have remained friends ever since.

Update on Welsh antiques fairs

13 May 2024

An update on the latest antiques fairs in Carmarthenshire and Anglesey

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Intourist: a journey of 30 years

13 May 2024

London dealership AntikBar brings a major collection of pieces relating to Intourist, the 20th century USSR travel company, to 'Firsts London' book fair.

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Events to look forward to: Firsts, London Map Fair, PBFA London and the Ephemera fair

13 May 2024

A wide range of dealers are set to offer a variety of items at upcoming fairs

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Battersea Decorative fair welcomes celebrity shoppers and weathers train strike woes

10 May 2024

The first day of the Battersea Decorative Fair is always a place to celebrity spot as well as see a comprehensive range of art and antiques.

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The intriguing Ingoldsby Legends were indeed unreal

06 May 2024

Dealer Sky Duthie brings an Arts & Crafts movement binding of The Ingoldsby Legends to this year’s PBFA London Summer Book Fair.

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It’s just your calotype: an introduction for enthusiasts

06 May 2024

As well as his usual commercial stand at Photo London this year, Robert Hershkowitz stages a special exhibition on French calotype.

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Physical attractions on display at Firsts fair

06 May 2024

Theme of Firsts fair centres on works not being seen just as reading material but things of beauty

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New art fair: ‘Everyone bit our hand off to take part’

06 May 2024

There is a new fine art event in town this month as dealers unveil The Little London Art Fair.

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Hurrah for a Suffragette vesta case for sale at Derbyshire fair

06 May 2024

A vesta case decorated with a campaigning Suffragette is among the highlights at the Buxton Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair.

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