IACF

IACF stands for International Antiques and Collectors Fairs. The company organises events that take place regularly at locations including in Newark, Shepton Mallet, Ardingly and Alexandra Palace.

The IACF brand was revived in 2009 when exhibition organisers Keith Harris and Robert Thomas acquired the stable of fairs previously owned by DMG.

Items offered at IACF fairs range from art, antiques and furniture to vintage clothing, collectables and architectural salvage.


IACF Alexandra Palace

IACF says September Ally Pally fair was last

05 December 2022

The annual antiques and collectors’ fair at Alexandra Palace is no more.

IACF Alexandra Palace

It’s farewell Ally Pally, but a heartfelt welcome to Redbourn

05 December 2022

IACF calls time at north London venue and launches an event just to the north

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Weird and wonderful buys at Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair

28 November 2022

Some lucky youngsters were among the attendees at IACF’s Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair earlier this month.

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Shepton Mallet put in the picture

24 October 2022

The three-day fair welcomed renowned photojournalist for a swish magazine showcase.

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Come for a kimono, leave with a necklace

19 September 2022

Serendipitous finds – and planned purchases – abound as antiques return to Ally Pally

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ATG letter: Good reception at Ally Pally

12 September 2022

A pleasure to see the IACF Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair back in action on September 4. A fair well above standard – not quite at the Olympia or Battersea level – and geared for people in the mid-price range.

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IACF relaunches Ally Pally fair

22 August 2022

Traders welcome the return of the organiser’s only London event which was last held in 2020

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Out and about in summertime

13 June 2022

Rundown on some of the events taking place countrywide in July and August.

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Hunt celebrates 25 years at IACF

11 April 2022

Claire Hunt is celebrating 25 years working for the fair organiser IACF.

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At a showground fair: Getting it all out in the open

11 April 2022

The largest showground fairs are so extensive that it would be impossible to browse items on all the stands in one day. IACF’s Newark Antiques Fair, for example, is held on an 84-acre site with up to 2500 stands.

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Preparing for Peterborough: Organiser IACF looks forward to first Easter festival edition since it took over event in 2019

28 March 2022

Managing director of IACF William Thomas is building up the momentum to the bumper crowds which are expected this Easter at the two-day 'Peterborough Festival of Antiques'.

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Rain fails to stop play at busy Ardingly

14 March 2022

Stall-holders report brisk trade during the latest staging of the huge West Sussex event

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Ukraine crisis funds raised by art and antiques market

10 March 2022

Dealers, fairs organisers and auction houses are using the proceeds of sales to raise money to aid victims of the Ukrainian crisis.

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Help on hand to jump Brexit hurdles

27 October 2021

Decorative art dealer duo started their own advisory service to cope with new Brexit rules

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Two ‘biggies’ coming up

27 September 2021

Dealers will be heading to Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire this month with three days of buying beckoning from the two ‘biggies’.

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Peterborough antiques festival in demand with buyers and sellers

13 September 2021

Ticket requests are up as the East of England Showground prepares for the biannual antiques festival.

Ally Pally fair cancelled for October

06 September 2021

Organiser IACF has been forced to cancel its Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair scheduled for October 24 because of a scheduling clash with another event using the halls in north London.

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Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair cancelled

01 September 2021

Fair organiser IACF has been forced to cancel its Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair scheduled for October 24 due to a scheduling clash with another event using the halls in north London.

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Sentry boxed

12 July 2021

Man down. Prone and looking as if he had fainted on parade, this model of a guardsman is being carted unceremoniously away from the South of England Showground at last month’s IACF Ardingly.

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Fairs and markets: Busy summer on the way

21 June 2021

Although some restrictions are still in place for now, many fairs and markets organisers are gearing up for a busy summer to serve pent-up demand.

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