Classic Antique Fairs organiser and ceramics dealer John Andrews.

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Organised by ceramics dealer and collector John Andrews, the event plans to return to Birmingham in July and launch at a new venue in Hampshire for the autumn.

The NEC event will return this summer on July 12-14 and again on November 29 to December 1 while a new edition at a different venue is planned in hall 5 at Farnborough International Airport ’s Exhibition & Conference Centre for September 20-22.

Andrews said: “We were so buoyed up by the response from dealers and visitors to our first event that we have decided to hold several more.”

Andrews described the new Farnborough venue as “convenient geographically for many of our loyal dealers and for visitors” with a “secure, drive-in access entrance foyers” which are “ideal for setting up stands”.

Among those dealers who have committed are Art Deco and Art Nouveau sculpture and glass specialist Hickmet Fine Art; Cotswold’s furniture specialist WR Harvey; Doulton pottery and porcelain dealer Julian Eade; jeweller Scarab London; clock and watch specialist Kembery Clocks; and Clarice Cliff and Moorcroft-focused dealer Andrew Muir.

Classic Antique Fairs will continue to work with InLoco Events on the plans.

Separately, Stable Events’ and LAPADA’s new venture at Birmingham’s NEC was postponed last month.

Organised by Stable Events in association with LAPADA, the event was planned to run from April 5-7 at NEC. It announced it plans to reschedule for the autumn (as reported in ATG No 2626).