It’s been two and a half years – February 2, 2020, to be precise – since IACF put on an antiques fair at Alexandra Palace in north London.
So there will be jubilation on Sunday, September 4, from exhibitors when the organiser finally returns to its sole London venue for this now annual fair.
Enthusiastic responses from stallholders include decoratives dealer Edwin Woodley, who said: “Really looking forward to September 4. Ally Pally is such a special event that, despite the hard work, never disappoints. Do dealers keep back special items? You bet!”
Owen Weston, a dealer in antique and vintage jewellery, agreed: “I’ve saved up some treasures for Ally Pally and can’t wait to show them off for the first time and hopefully sell them at the fair.”
Porcelain specialist Jeremy Garner of Two Jays Antiques is travelling down to London: “Nearly all of the antique fairs we sell at are north of our base in Bedfordshire, so we are looking forward to be going south – and what better venue than Alexandra Palace?”
Many visitors will be heading straight for Pop Up Vintage Fairs London where 40 vintage dealers will be selling fashion, Art Deco pieces, lots of jewellery and antique textiles.
IACF managing director Will Thomas said: “Thank you to all our loyal stallholders and customers for continuing to support the Ally Pally antiques fair. We are thrilled to welcome its return this September when hundreds of stallholders are expected to stand.”