It was off to the NEC at the end of November and with the political unrest I was unsure how this fair was going to go....It was such a great surprise to see so many of my lovely customers over the four days....some travelling so far away as Southampton, Somerset, Guilford and even Wales....it was very humbling especially as I had gifts of wine and vintage port given to me....thank you all for making such a terrific effort.... I really do appreciate it.
On the first day sales were unmatched by any other NEC.....first off was a rare Elizabethan Bronze Wine Jug, quickly followed by a superb 18thc Parisian Wall Tapestry...then an unusual pair of 17thc Ships Dividers.....on the second day, which is meant to be the quietest , the sales kept coming with the sale of a very good 17thc Oak Wall Cupboard and an 18thc Polychrome Delft Charger....to the same lovely couple.
Day three started with the sale of a very good Lancashire Wainscot Chair, C1660-80....and a three legged 18thc primative Somerset Chair from the studio of Elizabeth Frink....
On the last day a beautifully turned Yorkshire Wool Winder from the 17thc sold to a lady who collected sewing items followed by an excellent example of an 18thc Scottish peerman on original turned Sycamore Base....plus several items of treen.
Concluding... this was one of the best NEC Fairs I have had since I started doing them back in 1997....made all the better by Dan and his team at MAD Events who organised this fair so well and of course you my special customers...so may I finish by wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year....and I look forward to catching up with you at one of the many fairs I do in 2020.