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Re: Lincoln and Newark fairs

Post by big ed on August 20th 2010, 6:00 pm

various bits Dan , couple of Bernard rooke lamps , some whitefriars glass , some german , some studio , about 30 pieces all i, ranging from 50p to £30 tops , I don't think change of dates had really much to do with it , after all the lincoln fair was the same months back,with the same grotty goods as this time , the swinderby one is different again , with dealers not taking on the newark fair for personal reasons with the way it's run.

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Post by dantheman on August 20th 2010, 7:15 pm

are you going to show us the good pieces last?

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Post by dantheman on August 20th 2010, 7:17 pm

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Post by big ed on August 20th 2010, 7:24 pm

I know dan , i'll be honest with you I went out to horncastle as well and couldn't find anything , the guy in the corner antique shop near the museum in lincoln said it was good but we didn't see it that way, I spent about £400 over the period and I might double that when I sell it , but after accomodation petrol etc. it's a loser week for me still the weather was nice and the beer was tip top , there was a german guy at lincoln fair ,who sells on germany ebay and to a few names I know , apart from a schaeffenacker piece at £250 all he brought over was carp, BTW that dealer near the museum has some little Jane hamlyn cups at £7.50 each , ( not yours by any chance?)

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Post by dantheman on August 20th 2010, 7:28 pm

They will be if I go to Lincoln tomorrow Jumping For Joy

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Post by big ed on August 20th 2010, 7:44 pm

I think he's got a big teapot with them as well , little shop back room cabinet , you must know it .

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Post by dantheman on August 20th 2010, 7:46 pm

that's where I bought my last piece from

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Post by dantheman on August 20th 2010, 7:47 pm

and the old couple that sold you all the shelf pottery cheap were the ones to sell me my shelf deer

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Post by big ed on August 20th 2010, 7:55 pm

Where is your deer then ?, they sold us the banks cheaply coz they thought we was going to buy their vase for £70, not on their nellies.

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Post by dantheman on August 20th 2010, 8:10 pm

I just bumped the post

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Re: Lincoln and Newark fairs

Post by big ed on August 21st 2010, 5:16 pm

Regarding the dealers , or I should say "SOME" of the dealers , I can't see how they can possibly make a profit on what they are offering , the ones that do well always diversify with their wares, the others who stick with one train of thought , ie whitefriars glass , nothing else , or danish ceramics , nothing else, are limiting themselves big time , why don't they branch out a little bit , it's not as if they have to actually like what they are selling is it ? they are there to make money , end of , it gets very tedious seeing some sellers with the same old stuff being howked around from fair to fair , if it doesn't sell third time round , get rid , IMO

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Post by Nic on August 21st 2010, 5:46 pm

I know a few dealers - usually in ceramics - who're so entrenched in their ways that as soon as they sell one item, they replace it with another one exactly the same. To anyone who visits fairs regularly it just looks like exactly the same old stuff.

IMO, this is not the way to build a steady and interested client-base.

Personally, I do try to sell only what I like because I don't think I could raise the enthusiasm to spend hours learning about stuff that I thought was grot. But then I very rarely buy the same item twice (unless it's cheap and/or I know I can sell it quickly) because I get bored of looking at the same stuff all the time.
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Post by dantheman on August 21st 2010, 6:15 pm

big ed wrote:I know dan , i'll be honest with you I went out to horncastle as well and couldn't find anything , the guy in the corner antique shop near the museum in lincoln said it was good but we didn't see it that way, I spent about £400 over the period and I might double that when I sell it , but after accomodation petrol etc. it's a loser week for me still the weather was nice and the beer was tip top , there was a german guy at lincoln fair ,who sells on germany ebay and to a few names I know , apart from a schaeffenacker piece at £250 all he brought over was carp, BTW that dealer near the museum has some little Jane hamlyn cups at £7.50 each , ( not yours by any chance?)

dantheman wrote:They will be if I go to Lincoln tomorrow Jumping For Joy

well I did go to Lincoln and will be posting pics of all the lovely Hamlyn pottery soon
Thanks for the heads up Ed Most Excellent

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Post by big ed on August 21st 2010, 7:21 pm

Nic wrote:I know a few dealers - usually in ceramics - who're so entrenched in their ways that as soon as they sell one item, they replace it with another one exactly the same. To anyone who visits fairs regularly it just looks like exactly the same old stuff.

IMO, this is not the way to build a steady and interested client-base.

Personally, I do try to sell only what I like because I don't think I could raise the enthusiasm to spend hours learning about stuff that I thought was grot. But then I very rarely buy the same item twice (unless it's cheap and/or I know I can sell it quickly) because I get bored of looking at the same stuff all the time.

The ones I'm talking about Nic are certain sellers who have had the same gear for years , I can understand replacing items that sell , but I know a w/friars guy who's had the same shite overpriced for at least 3 years , it's as if he's on a blinkin' tour with the stuff , then there's the ornament gang who spend half the day setting up and the other half taking it down , with a natter and a coffee in between to break up the boredom Shock

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Re: Lincoln and Newark fairs

Post by big ed on August 21st 2010, 7:21 pm

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big ed wrote:I know dan , i'll be honest with you I went out to horncastle as well and couldn't find anything , the guy in the corner antique shop near the museum in lincoln said it was good but we didn't see it that way, I spent about £400 over the period and I might double that when I sell it , but after accomodation petrol etc. it's a loser week for me still the weather was nice and the beer was tip top , there was a german guy at lincoln fair ,who sells on germany ebay and to a few names I know , apart from a schaeffenacker piece at £250 all he brought over was carp, BTW that dealer near the museum has some little Jane hamlyn cups at £7.50 each , ( not yours by any chance?)

dantheman wrote:They will be if I go to Lincoln tomorrow Jumping For Joy

well I did go to Lincoln and will be posting pics of all the lovely Hamlyn pottery soon
Thanks for the heads up Ed Most Excellent

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Post by Nic on August 21st 2010, 7:55 pm

big ed wrote:The ones I'm talking about Nic are certain sellers who have had the same gear for years , I can understand replacing items that sell , but I know a w/friars guy who's had the same shite overpriced for at least 3 years , it's as if he's on a blinkin' tour with the stuff , then there's the ornament gang who spend half the day setting up and the other half taking it down , with a natter and a coffee in between to break up the boredom Shock

Oh, I mean dealers who are only replacing previous stock when buying in new gear, without ever venturing into anything new. To people who see them regularly, it looks like they trudging around with the same old stuff.

Although you can usually spot the stuff they've had for years - it gets increasingly more knackered-looking, yet the pricetags remain the same.

Some of the dinnerware sellers astound me with how fast they can stall out - I seem to be regularly plonked opposite a seller of high chintz, and they've got 6 tables set up and 250 items out before I've even finished rummaging through my first box.

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Post by dantheman on September 21st 2010, 8:17 pm

October starts with a bang this Year,Peterborough Festival of antiques is one of my favorite fairs and is held on the 1st and 2nd (Fri-Sat)

Lincoln Fair (The new Swinderby site) is on the 5th and 6th

and last but not least comes Newark fair on the 7th and 8th Shock

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Post by big ed on September 21st 2010, 10:19 pm

I would only consider the Newark fair from now on , the Lincoln one has been a big big disappointment to me .

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Post by dantheman on September 22nd 2010, 1:25 pm

not Peterborough?

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Post by big ed on September 22nd 2010, 2:05 pm

Never been there Dan , so wouldn't rule that out , but swinderby is a no no .

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Post by dantheman on September 22nd 2010, 2:25 pm

all the more studio pottery for me then Jumping For Joy

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Post by dantheman on October 8th 2010, 6:09 pm

back from Newark with some great bargains but Peterborough had the edge as it was the first of the 'Big Three' and the stock had not been picked over

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Post by kirkmodern on October 9th 2010, 5:16 pm

well done Dan, I missed Peterborough but did Lincoln and Newark and they were without doubt the worst for me yet. I could barely find anything to look at never mind buy and by lunchtime in Newark I had managed to purchase a bottle of water and a cup of tea! You must have got to all the best stalls before me!
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Post by dantheman on October 9th 2010, 6:12 pm

you probably couldn't run to a large spending spree after buying that! I went for a cuppa and it set me back £1.80 Shock

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Post by dantheman on January 30th 2011, 9:46 pm

Lincoln Antiques fair will be held on the 31st of January 2011 - the 2nd of Febuary (a three day event) followed by Newark fair on Feb 3rd - Feb 4th

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