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EXCITEMENT IS MOUNTING FOR RETURN OF OUR POPULAR ANTIQUE FAIRS

Preparations are well underway for the first of the Classic Antique Fairs of the year at the ever-popular NEC Birmingham, once synonymous with quality antique and fine arts events.


Our decision to revive the much-loved Classic Antique Fairs reflects our belief that there is no substitute for face-to-face contact between buyers of fine objects and the knowledgeable experts who sell them.


Having dipped our toes in the water in 2023 with a December fair, we were encouraged by the response from dealers and visitors and have booked a repeat for the end of November 2024 as well as the new summer fair running from July 12th -14th. The antiques trade has changed in recent years with many dealers moving off the high street and onto the internet. Classic Antique Fairs believe this makes their style of high-class, face to face fair even more important. That is why we are offering, for a limited time only, complimentary tickets; please email DavidE@inlocoevents.co.uk or call 07395 056393 / 07789 502027


We are also pleased to announce that customers can take advantage of a special reduced parking rate of £8 for Classic Antique Fairs events at the NEC by pre-booking on the NEC website - a reduction from £18.95 on the day.


Tom Smith of Dovecote Antiques, who will be selling in July explained: “We do the searching for fine pieces so our customers do not have to. They come to a show like this and find everything beautifully displayed by knowledgeable dealers and it is a great buying experience.”


For Tom, who is Midlands based, this is his ‘local’ fair and he believes it is the best outside London, likely to attract people from all over the UK and abroad. It suits him particularly as it has tended to have a strong focus on ceramics, his speciality and part of the area’s heritage.


The NEC is also ‘local’ for Andrew Muir Decorative Arts & Design, a leading dealer in Clarice Cliff, Moorcroft and 20th Century Ceramics who is delighted our fair has returned as it is accessible and renowned for its quality.


They will be joined by Worcestershire based Simon Hearnden of Berlin Walls Gallery who has a fascinating tale about how he came to manage the legacy of collectable artist Walter Lindner (1936-2007) and to collect a large body of modern works by artists from both former East and West Berlin.  



Back again will be Jacksons Antique with a range of Decorative, Japanese and Fine Objects from all over the world; Mark Goodger with his antique boxes and tea caddies; Scottish and Scandi Designs; Plaza Jewellery and W R Harvey, specialists in fine English furniture.


Newcomers to Classic Antique Fairs are Drove House Antiques of Wiltshire bringing their antique Parian figures and busts and Hispanic Antiques with their focus and the art and antiques of the Iberian Peninsula. Also signed up is well-known specialist in 19th - 21st Century British & European Paintings and Sculptures, Rowles Fine Art


We will also have fine examples of glass, furniture, silver, jewellery, sculpture, art nouveau, art deco and 20th century art. Doors are open to the public from 10am - 5pm on Friday July 12th and Saturday July 13th and from 10am - 4pm on Sunday July 14th.


We hope to see you there!




Image 1: Rare 19th century Austrian cold painted bronze galleon stamped Namgreb (Franz Bergman) and electrically fitted for a lamp being sold by Jacksons Antique.


Image 2: ‘Harlequin trio’, an original 1981 monotype by Walter Lindner (framed), with added gold leaf, 30cms x 40cms from Berlin Walls Gallery.


Image 3: Gillows George III Mahogany Library Secretaire Cabinet with ‘private drawers’ exhibited by W R Harvey.




NOTES TO EDITORS

For more information, please contact:Karen MorledgeMorledge & Co. karen@morledgeandco.com / 07717 756644Vicky BanhamMorledge & Co. vicky.banham@btinternet.com / 07540 495441

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