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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Midcentury Modern is ageing well

25 March 2019

Launched in 2003, the one-day fairs remain a big draw for lovers of 20th century design.

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Trade and politicians out in force at BADA fair preview party

25 March 2019

At a swell party in the heart of Chelsea, with the Taittinger Brut Reserve free-flowing, BADA 2019 exhibitors could be forgiven for relaxing after days of stand set-up.

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Buzzing with 2000 stallholders

25 March 2019

Biannual event in Peterborough is set for a busy Easter as dealers rush to sign up.

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Buttons from French fairs head to auction

25 March 2019

Since she moved to France two decades ago Rebecca Lloyd Marlow has visited the country’s countless markets looking for antique buttons.

Jaguar ready for Derby days

25 March 2019

Jaguar Fairs is launching a new biannual two-day antiques, collectors’ and vintage fair in Derby with the first to be held on Saturday and Sunday June 8-9 at the Derby Conference Centre.

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Rediscovered Joseph Wright of Derby painting sold to major institution in roundup of further TEFAF sales

22 March 2019

An unpublished work by Joseph Wright of Derby’s is among the further sales reported from this year’s TEFAF Maastricht.

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Trade and politicians out in force at BADA fair preview party

22 March 2019

At a swell party in the heart of Chelsea, with the Taittinger Brut Reserve free-flowing, the BADA Fair's 2019 exhibitors could be forgiven for relaxing after days of stand set-up and moving fragile, valuable objects into place.

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The early bird sales at TEFAF Maastricht

18 March 2019

Eager buyers made a beeline for Delft fruits, a Renoir and Paul Storr silver candlesticks in the first few hours of TEFAF Maastricht this year.

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The Midcentury Modern fair in Dulwich is ageing well: a picture special

18 March 2019

If anyone doubted the continuing popularity of Scandinavian mid-century design, a visit to the Midcentury Modern fair at Dulwich College, London would set them straight. ATG went along to take the temperature among dealers and buyers.

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LARTA Fair sales include textiles from east and west

18 March 2019

A c.1710 English hunting scene embroidered in deep green crewel work and offered for £1800 by Meg Andrews Antique Costumes & Textiles was one of the stand-out sales at The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair (LARTA).

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ADFL reports fairs turnout good but biggest buys on hold

18 March 2019

Furniture sales at The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited’s (ADFL) first two events of the year contributed to solid results despite the uncertain political climate.

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Dealer looks back at decades trading in York's Bishy Road

18 March 2019

Antiques dealer Robin Wetherill has been the longest-serving trader in York’s well-known Bishopthorpe Road area.

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London fleamarket leaps to new site

18 March 2019

A fleamarket which launched three years ago under the railway arches of London Bridge SE1 at Flat Iron Square in London’s Bankside has moved to Vinegar Yard on St Thomas’ Street, 15 minutes away near Guy’s Hospital.

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Brocante at a coaching inn near Chartwell

18 March 2019

A monthly brocante has launched in the pretty Kent town of Westerham, famed for nearby Chartwell, the former home of Winston Churchill.

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Paris Drawings Week draws on a 28-year legacy

18 March 2019

The long-standing fair 'Salon du Dessin' remains at the core of the annual works on paper events in the French capital.

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Exhibitors report early sales as TEFAF Maastricht 2019 opens its doors with new vetting policy

15 March 2019

TEFAF Maastricht 2019 has opened for its preview event and news of sales is already coming through.

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TEFAF report reveals art buying trends in China

15 March 2019

Sixty-four percent of Chinese art collectors bought Western European modern and contemporary art in the past five years according to a survey conducted for the TEFAF Art Market Report which was presented at the fair as the doors opened for the second preview day.

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TEFAF and BADA fairs: Final preparations underway as dealers discuss Brexit

13 March 2019

As TEFAF Maastricht and BADA fairs get underway, organisers and exhibitors tell ATG that immersion in art and antiques is the perfect antidote to the political crisis unfolding in Westminster.

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TEFAF chooses new global chair for ‘independent’ vetting committees

11 March 2019

Ahead of the Maastricht fair on March 16-24, TEFAF has appointed a new global chairman of vetting.

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CADA fair 2019: a picture special

11 March 2019

The Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers’ Association fair switched its 2019 slot at Blenheim Palace from April to February and ATG went along on the final day to see the results.

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