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.

PBFA: All fairs great and small

16 May 2022

The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association hosts more events in this sector than any other organiser.

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The language of flowers at the Ephemera Society's fair

16 May 2022

This Victorian ‘Language of Flowers’ fan was published by Robert Canton c.1875 and is on offer at The Ephemera Society Summer Fair.

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Busy line-up across Surrey and Berkshire events

16 May 2022

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events is getting even busier with the antiques, brocantes and art markets she runs across southern England: nine at the last count.

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Saturday visit to church in Wanstead

16 May 2022

Karen Stuckey is back with an impressive array of dealers at the Saturday, June 4, outing of her Wanstead Vintage Fair.

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Fair offers avant-garde attractions

16 May 2022

A fair featuring books, posters, photographs, pictures and records covering Surrealism, counter culture and underground movements will take place in Paris this summer.

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Traders pitch in at Wembley Park Antiques Market

16 May 2022

Event launched at end of last year a goal kick away from the stadium is gaining many fans

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Print fair lands on the Strand

16 May 2022

A 1645 etching of an African boy by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77) is part of a collection of more than 200 works by the Bohemian artist on offer from Daniel Crouch Rare Books at the London Original Print Fair (LOPF).

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London Map Fair: Discoveries new and old

16 May 2022

Dealer Tim Bryars previews this year’s London Map Fair with an eye on current collecting trends

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Fair review: Welcome back to Chelsea

16 May 2022

But Brexit red tape is the talk of the trade as favourite fair returns to Old Town Hall

ATG letter: Collectors are mostly private people – beware of fair demands for personal details

16 May 2022

I read with interest your news highlighting the decisions being taken by several fair organisers to make changes to their admissions policy.

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Flea visitors find warm welcome at Carmarthen Showground

16 May 2022

Crowds descend on first event under new ownership in Welsh town

ATG letter: Please remember that dealers are trying to make a living

16 May 2022

As a dealer for 35 years I feel I must reply to the private collector who feels hard done by because some fairs have a trade day.

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Obituary: Portobello dealer Glynne Clivaz

16 May 2022

Glynne Clivaz passed away peacefully on May 1, aged 92.

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Farnham antiques centre targeted by thieves

12 May 2022

A Farnham antiques centre is hoping to track down items stolen after a break in last week.

Kew Gardens scene

Panel show forms an orderly Kew

09 May 2022

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park is well known for selling garden items.

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Royal commemorative items could be crowning glories at Petworth fair

09 May 2022

Among the stand-out items at 'The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair' are two Regency glass crown scent bottles made for the coronation of King George IV.

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ATG letter: Chelsea book fair – what a lovely venue

09 May 2022

I went to the Chelsea book fair [The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair] at Chelsea Town Hall on Saturday, April 30. What a delightful fair, set in a wonderful building, with a wonderful atmosphere and books on proper bookshelves.

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No hiding the attractions of Buxton’s 56th edition

09 May 2022

First-time exhibitor William Cook Antiques brings a pair of early 19th century gilded Japanese screens to the 56th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair.

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'The Glastonbury of the antiques calendar': Henley suits the mood music

09 May 2022

Tunes play an important part at this four-day riverside fair with a festival feel

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Event builds on resurgence in vintage cameras

09 May 2022

Photographica is back on Sunday, May 22, at the Royal Horticultural Society in London.

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