Finally the tour comes to a close..!

Monday 8th April 2019 at 21:24

Finally after five fairs in a row, the "antiques" tour has come to a close after finishing at the NEC on Sunday night....and what a busy time it started back at the beginning of March and continued up to the 7th of April ....Ardingly and Harrogate (read previous blogs) were good fairs and then I went to Hinchingbrooke House , near Huntingdon to do a nice quality fair which is fairly local was a difficult fair, despite a good footfall of people, they were not in a buying after a small loss I went with trepidation to the large Shepton Mallet IACF Fair in Somerset...first day was a little slow with cold weather, but the second day warmed up and brought the buyers in....I managed to sell a very nice "dog kennel" Welsh Dresser , and some fine treen items....on the Sunday I bought a fine Applewood Candlestand and sold several more pieces of Treen....all in all a good fair.....

Then on Tuesday it was straight into the NEC Fair at is always exciting to see such a large selection of antiques for sale...I bought a 17thc Elm Wig Stand, a large Salt Glazed Harvest Jug, a rare Staffordshire Lion, a Marquetry picture of the Victory and a set of six delft plates....the highlight was buying a 16thc small Oak Coffer and a stunning 18thc Oak Cricket Table.....the first day of the fair was very busy with a lot of good sales including two walking sticks, a Commonwealth Leather Money Box, a Dutch School Box and a large Table Snuff in the shape of a shoe....the next three days continued with good sales and it ended up a really good onwards to Ardingly ....hopefully see you there....!