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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Specialist fan dealer is among exhibitors at Antique and Vintage Textiles Fair

04 March 2019

Among the 70-plus exhibitors attending the Textile Society’s annual Antique and Vintage Textiles Fair at the Armitage Centre in Manchester on Sunday, April 14, is fan specialist Mary Cooper.

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Dishy looker to turn heads at Welsh fair

04 March 2019

Towy Antiques Fairs kick off on Sunday, March 10, with the first of their eight antiques and fleamarkets in 2019 held at the Carmarthen Showground in south Wales.

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Promotional feature: Picture perfect for Maastricht – exhibitor interview with Mark Weiss

04 March 2019

Old Master art dealer Mark Weiss began exhibiting at TEFAF Maastricht in 1988. But for all the important 16th and 17th century portraits Weiss has sold at the Dutch fair since then, few are likely to have made a local connection quite like his gallery’s star object for 2019.

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Rodney Weeks back to good times as he launches another antiques fair

04 March 2019

Rodney Weeks of Gemsco Promotions so missed running his antiques fairs after a three-year absence that he launched another last year at the Rufus Centre in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

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BADA fair aims at exceptional quality

04 March 2019

Annual BADA event includes copy of Reni work commissioned by the pope or a cardinal.

Vetting debate: Pros and cons of a policy shift

04 March 2019

Art dealers and auction house experts were struck from all TEFAF vetting panels following the introduction of a new global policy last year.

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5 Questions: Karen Taylor

04 March 2019

Art dealer Karen Taylor is among the exhibitors at this month’s BADA 2019 (March 20-26).

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Promotional feature: Keeper of the flame – exhibitor interview with Oliver Moss of Sydney L. Moss

04 March 2019

It’s 12 months since Oliver Moss took the helm of fourth-generation Chinese and Japanese art dealership Sydney L. Moss. A busy year culminated in Moss making Japanese sculpture discoveries that will form the centrepiece of the dealership’s 2019 TEFAF Maastricht stand.

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Connect fair organisation praised as shipshape

04 March 2019

William Wyllie’s 1917 watercolour HMS New Zealand – The Sixteen Point Turn at Jutland was among the stand-out sales at the inaugural Connect Art Fair where it was offered for a price in the region of £20,000.

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First edition of new-look antiques arms fair in west London features international selection of dealers

27 February 2019

The inaugural staging of an expanded antiques arms fair in west London will welcome a number of European dealers.

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Let there be lights at Dulwich College fair

25 February 2019

Lamps in south London form a stylish and popular part of the mid-century collecting field.

Change in date for Bexleyheath event

25 February 2019

The popular 140-stall antique and collectors’ fair organised by Haddon Events at the Crook Log Leisure Centre in Bexleyheath has a change of date in March.

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Relic ready to give a dealer lift at Scone Palace fair

25 February 2019

A rare Georgian invalid’s ‘chair lift’ is one of the highlights at the Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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Bazaars coming up in Wiltshire and Somerset

25 February 2019

Vintage millinery dealer Claire Powell and textiles dealer Liz van Hasselt are business partners in the long-running Vintage Bazaars in Wiltshire and Somerset.

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Take your Wilton pick at PBFA fair

25 February 2019

In ATG No 2380 February 23 I wrote a piece on the annual antiques fair held at Wilton House in Wiltshire from Friday to Saturday, March 8-10. It is worth noting that the Provincial Booksellers’ Association (PBFA) is running an antiquarian and out-of-print book fair at the Michael Herbert Hall in the village of Wilton on Sunday, March 10.

Joneses to run Amulet events

25 February 2019

Emma and Oli Jones of JOS Events are taking over Amulet Fairs’ antiques and collectors’ fairs run at the Oswestry Showground by Sheila Jackson for 30 years.

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New Spanish art fair puts focus on the avant-garde and surreal

23 February 2019

A new fair showcasing avant-garde and modern art, including works by Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall and Fernand Léger, opens in Madrid next week.

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Fairs form a natural approach to source stock

18 February 2019

Two owners of antiques and vintage businesses who buy extensively from fairs and markets in the UK are showcased here.

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Southport furniture dealer whose business is lifted by Runway Monday fair

18 February 2019

A former cake factory site near Southport is the base for dealer Brett Griffiths, who is also one of the big fans of IACF’s fairs.

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East Anglian dealer to run local fair

18 February 2019

Kate Lee started the popular biannual antiques street market in the Suffolk town of Beccles 10 years ago and has now taken over a local monthly antiques and collectors’ fair.

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