A plaster figure of a vulture by French animalier Marguerite Delage, priced at £320 from Belgian dealer Frank van Laer at Bowman Antiques Fairs’ antiques and art fair at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

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Among the stock Van Laer is bringing is this 18in tall (46cm) figure of a vulture priced at £320. It was created in plaster by French animalier Marguerite Delage in 1920 as a preparatory work for her final bronze sculpture of the bird.

The event currently has 318 exhibitors involved. Other newcomers include Bates Antiques from Oxfordshire with 17th-19th century furniture and Margaret Everitt from County Durham with vintage textiles, jewellery and hats. Marmadukes Emporium in Shropshire will offer ceramics from 1750 to the 1970s and Retrace Antiques from Norfolk will be selling watercolours, oils, artworks and decorative ornamental items.

New fair under starter’s orders

A new weekly antiques fair is being launched this weekend on Sunday, May 21, in the Newton Stand area of Haydock Park Racecourse near Warrington on Merseyside, with both indoor and outdoor stalls.

It will run concurrently with a weekly open air market. Berkley Events, the organiser, anticipates 100 to 150 stands at the fair.

Pick up some penguins


A young visitor to Arthur Swallow Fairs’ vintage fleamarket enjoys viewing penguins in 3D using a piece of old technology.

A small-screen old technology view of penguins in 3D delighted one visitor to Arthur Swallow Fairs’ vintage fleamarket recently at the Lincolnshire Showground.

The next one is on Sunday, May 21. Lots of collectables and vintage flea finds are available at this market held six times annually.