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  • Writer's pictureClassic Antique Fairs


Organisers of three quality antique and fine arts fairs are urging dealers to sign up soon if they want to be sure of securing stands in preferred locations at this year’s venues.

Within weeks of announcing dates for the events, Classic Antique Fairs has reported that the two at the NEC Birmingham, which will be the only antique fairs held there in 2024, are already over half full. Almost half the stands at Farnborough International Airport’s Exhibition & Conference Centre – a brand new venue for the fairs - are also taken. 

“This is a really encouraging response,” said John Andrews, of Classic Antique Fairs, who added that it was particularly pleasing to have so many new exhibitors signing up who did not exhibit at the inaugural event.


“We were delighted with the feedback we had after our first fair with dealers saying how pleased they were with the way it looked and the quality of what was on offer. We know word has spread so we would encourage any dealers who are interested to get in touch soon with InLoco Events who handle arrangements for us.”


There are a range of stand sizes available to suit individual needs. Exhibitors will benefit from complimentary tea and coffee throughout the fairs and each stand includes a power socket, two spotlights and chair within the rent. Each fair is open to the public for the three days, with set up the day before. Dates for the fairs are July 12-14 (NEC); September 20-22 (Farnborough International) and November 29 – December 1 (NEC).


Charlotte Morris Roper of Plaza Jewellery at the Classic Antique Fairs event at the NEC, Birmingham in November 2023.
Image: Charlotte Morris Roper of Plaza Jewellery at the Classic Antique Fairs event at the NEC, Birmingham in November 2023.

One of the first to put her name down for all three fairs was Charlotte Morris Roper whose vintage jewellery business Plaza Jewellery was inspired by the years she spent on the French Riviera. Charlotte even gave up a planned holiday when she heard the Classic Antique Fairs dates as she was so impressed with the first one. “It looked great and I really liked the quality,” she said.


Another dealer who is returning is Tom Smith of Dovecote Antiques, a specialist in 19th century decorative arts who featured on Michael Portillo’s GB News programme promoting last year’s fair. He was pleased to see the iconic antique and fine arts fair revived at the NEC and said it ‘looked fantastic; well displayed and with a wide range of objects.’


Numerous well-known names and experts in the antiques world will be joining Charlotte and Tom including Andrew Muir Decorative Arts & Design, Art World, C&R Scattergood, Hickmet Fine Arts, Julian Eade Antiques, Kembery Antique Clocks and Scarab London.


To find out more about all the forthcoming fairs, visit


For more information, please contact:

Karen Morledge, Morledge & Co. | 07717 756644

Vicky Banham, Morledge & Co. | 07540 495441



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