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Post by dantheman on April 6th 2016, 5:17 pm

I think we could have a fair where only Naomi stalls out

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Post by Mordeep on April 6th 2016, 7:23 pm

dantheman wrote:I think we could have a fair where only Naomi stalls out

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Post by dantheman on January 25th 2017, 8:36 pm

The first big two for 2017
Lincoln Mon Tues
Newark Thurs Fri

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Post by philpot on January 25th 2017, 9:29 pm

Must admit I stopped going to these some years ago. Just was not worth bothering with. Only really go to Peterborough now. They don't really know what they are for any more. The Trade? The Public? Upmarket Antique? Downmarket vintage?
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Post by dantheman on January 25th 2017, 10:47 pm

I really enjoyed the last Newark. didn't buy anything though

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Post by philpot on January 26th 2017, 8:10 am

Which just about states the case Dan Laughter
Great as a social occasion and for a general overlook as to what is on offer in a transitioning Antiques trade.   But my specific interest is in studio pottery. For that it is pretty much a waste of time.  Few dealers know anything about studio, hence they always seem to overprice anything with a clear mark on it. The trend towards the catchall  'Vintage' has made it even worse,as there was an awful lot of mediocre studio pottery produced in the 60'-80's.
The few dealers who have decent stock I can generally see at Peterborough.
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Post by dantheman on January 26th 2017, 1:10 pm

I did take a big box of pottery home with me though, I had bought at auction a month earlier and picked up my winnings at Newark

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Re: Lincoln and Newark fairs

Post by dantheman on August 13th 2017, 7:12 pm

Lincoln tomorrow and Tuesday 14th and 15th August

the weather here is warm and sunny so worth the trip

Newark is on Thursday and Friday

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Post by Mordeep on August 14th 2017, 7:23 am

The summer fairs are great for outside casual stalls, not so good for the inside pitches who struggle to make costs. Been skipping stalling at any big fairs July/Aug for the last couple of years as a result. So would be interested in hearing how people did if they were selling.
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Post by dantheman on August 14th 2017, 10:08 am

okay I'll ask a few stall holders on my way around

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Post by dantheman on August 17th 2017, 10:43 am

the fair at Lincoln was small compared with previous ones,many of the long standing dealers didn't turn up despite the glorious weather and the buyers were few.
No studio pottery dealers whatsoever and a loss for all but a few dealers who paid to stand there.
I went on to the Hemswell antiques centres and found that the buildings were transformed! huge investment which has attracted a much better class of dealer and we spent a very enjoyable 3 hours looking around 6 or 7 huge buildings full of antique and vintage goodies
The Guardhouse has been totally gutted and re-roofed so it now has a first floor but best of all was the cafe serving great food at very cheap prices

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Post by Mordeep on August 17th 2017, 6:18 pm

The curse of the summer fair continues. Glad Hemswell's has a nice café. If I ever drive 4 hours to visit it I will certainly need some food Most Excellent Most Excellent
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Post by dantheman on August 17th 2017, 6:25 pm

I'm off to Newark fair in the morning, hopefully the curse will be lifted there

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