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Post by Nic August 11th 2012, 10:47 am

Oh, I found out last night that if you become a member of Newark Showground for £25/pa you get 2-for-1 on tickets for the antiques fair. At £20p/p it only takes two fairs to start saving money.

On the website it only mentions it for this year - will have to enquire if the 2-for-1 is valid for next year's fairs too.

For those going on the Friday this time around, there's a 2-for-1 offer here: http://www.iacf.co.uk/showoffer/?fair=Newark
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Post by Nic August 12th 2012, 11:46 am

August tends to be the deadest one of the year for trade buyers so they tend to push it a bit harder with the public. Olympics and sunny weather don't help either.

October tends to be trade buyers stocking up for Christmas, so probably no offers.
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Post by dantheman August 12th 2012, 1:48 pm

there were lots of 'weekend dealers' at the Lincoln fair this time.
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Post by dantheman August 24th 2012, 3:18 pm

I just returned from Newark fair,there were very few foreign buyers,I think this was a result of inflated air fares designed to cash in on the London Olympics

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Post by big ed August 24th 2012, 5:33 pm

there is usually quite a few at the october fair , well our hotel always seems full of americans anyway and they buy bigtime , maybe it will be different this year Shrugs
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Post by dantheman August 24th 2012, 10:03 pm

Chinese are the big spenders these days

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Post by big ed September 29th 2012, 9:02 pm

Arthur Swallow fair this mon ,tue & wed , Newark Thurs & fri .
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Post by big ed October 5th 2012, 5:02 pm

Just got back today and am very pleased , got some great bargains , best visit yet Jumping For Joy
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Post by dantheman October 5th 2012, 5:07 pm

Most Excellent you should do it more often Ed and maybe add Peterborough

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Post by Davee October 5th 2012, 7:00 pm

big ed wrote:Just got back today and am very pleased , got some great bargains , best visit yet Jumping For Joy

Looks like you got some really good stuff Ed, well done. I'm guessing the Rie saucer will be on ebay? it'll be one to watch!

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Post by big ed October 5th 2012, 8:13 pm

Cheerd Dave , it was my best visit by far this year , got the saucer , got small st ives / lowerdown stuff , a large davis , barbara cass , huge david frith , Ray finch , castle hedingham ( one of my favs) loads more run of the mill but bargains none the less .
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Post by dantheman January 23rd 2013, 6:25 pm

the fair was planned to take place onMonday and Tuesday, the 28th & 29th January 2013. but bad weather has forced the cancellation

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Post by dantheman June 3rd 2013, 8:47 pm

big Ed was at the Lincoln fair today,I'll be there tomorrow then it's Newark on Wed,Thurs & Fri

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Post by dantheman June 6th 2013, 10:02 pm

the TV shows are taking over the fairs,I was in a building with Tim,Anita and Charlie plus their 3 film crews oh and Karen was selling there too!Lincoln and Newark fairs - Page 8 677383

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Post by Potty June 6th 2013, 10:08 pm

Quite glad I don't have TV channels Cheeky

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Post by big ed June 7th 2013, 7:28 pm

dantheman wrote:the TV shows are taking over the fairs,I was in a building with Tim,Anita and Charlie plus their 3 film crews oh and Karen was selling there too!Lincoln and Newark fairs - Page 8 677383

Yes saw that lot , Tim with the pink shirt from dickesons deal was selling , Mike Melody was just hanging about , Iv'e never saw anything by the tv sellers worth a jot on their stalls , yesterdays antiques are not todays collectables , I do find it funny at times when you go to these fairs , I enjoy browsing around but it's like groundhog day , same people at the same pitches with the same stock , all on first name terms , how do they make any money ? Pondering
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Post by dantheman October 2nd 2013, 8:45 pm

Lincoln next week (7th - 8th)  followed by Newark (10th -11th)

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Post by dantheman March 30th 2014, 4:40 pm

Lincoln tomorrow (31st) and Tuesday (April 1st) followed by Newark

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Post by big ed May 30th 2014, 1:34 pm

Lincoln -monday 2nd june & tuesday . Newark thursday 5th June & Friday .
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Post by big ed August 7th 2014, 3:06 pm

Going to this one next week , hope the bad weather forecast won't be too bad .
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Post by studio-pots June 1st 2015, 9:07 pm

Has everyone else gone to Lincoln/Newark this week? It's very quiet on here.

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Post by l33ham180 June 2nd 2015, 7:55 pm

Newark is Thursday/Friday(4th/5th) and I will be up there for the Thursday. Last time we went to Lincoln is was rubbish so have not bothered with it since.
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Post by Mordeep June 6th 2015, 5:41 pm

Stopped doing the Lincoln and Newark fairs here. 4 hours car drive from London followed by hotels means it needed to be fantastic for the numbers to work. Tried Lincoln once (terrible rocky tables) and Newark 3 times and could not call any of them fantastic. Now Peterborough on the other hand (twice a year) is a fantastic fair.
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Post by denbydump June 6th 2015, 10:23 pm

Funny, both Lincoln and Newark are less than 1 hour away, but haven't bothered for
many years now, however Uttoxeter fair last Saturday was great, £1.50 admission,
after going to the adjacent (free) carboot, made for a good Saturday.
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Post by l33ham180 June 7th 2015, 6:40 am

I went up on the Thursday and i think they should drop the word antique from the title. If you wanted shabby chic then this is the fair for you. Pottery collectors need not bother going as that was very poor ( not much Moorcroft even!!!! ) but it was a lovely day out in the sun. Pity Peterborough is only twice a year and if only they could slot a third one in during the year
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