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Do You Visit Antique/vintage/collectable Fairs?

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horseshoes | 18:00 Thu 24th Oct 2019 | Society & Culture
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Are you a fan of antiques and collectables? Do you visit Antique and collectables fairs? What are you on the hunt for; what do you collect?

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Go with my friend when he's available. I tend to go for Georgian silver. But I've also picked up a couple of nice bits of Moorcroft pottery.

I also on the online auctions too. They're good fun.
Yes, I love antique fairs. Generally look for pretty ceramics or jewellery. Never found anything worth a fortune though !
Im more of a vintage girl, love some of the 70s styles.
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I've been standing at a few small, local fairs selling a bit of everything, but I'm wanting to concentrate more on one thing. I've considered glass especially the big 70s pieces that I always manage to sell, but they're very heavy to lug around so I'm just wondering about other things.

Thanks for you replies.
No, never been to one.
I don’t like having ‘stuff’ around although I do enjoy watching all the antique programmes. I’ve never understood the need/desire to collect things, they just gather dust.
The only things I have in my house are those passed down through the family, maybe one or two items we’ve bought because we liked them.
I'm at the stage now where I'm getting rid of stuff, not acquiring more. If I was selling at fairs I would target a younger market with Art Deco and 50s/60s retro designs that would go well in minimalist interiors.
We stood at Antique Fairs for about 5 years. We would have a selection of lots of things from vintage dinner sets, Japanese tea sets, Goebel birds, Beswick dogs and birds, Blue Mountain pottery and lots of old glassware; in fact anything we could buy at auction and make a goodly profit.
The more variety you can offer the wider your target audience will be; just to sell one specific range rather limits to a certain section of collectors.
Good luck though, we thoroughly enjoyed it and meet some terrific traders.
One tip - always display off a black cloth.
I can't go to fairs right now because of the dogs but I browse online. I collect sliding hinge cigarette cases and inexpensive treen. I have recently discovered a bloke called Anthony Ottignon who used to live in Morfolk and produced the most amazing repro georgian treen with marquetry decoration. His work was sold with swing tags on but unsigned. The person I have bought most of my bits from knew him because he was a friend of the person's parents. He thinks there could be bits floating around believed to be the real thing. It wouldn't surprise me!
not Morfolk, Norfolk
Antique firearms,edged weapons and militaria are my first choice but am interested in horology as well. I miss my chats with Stuey. :-(
My ex and I always haunted fairs on weekends. I still have masses of the studio pottery we'd collected. We also got quite a bit of furniture (Arts and Craft style) via fairs and auctions. I miss going to fairs, but now I should really sell some of it on.
More recently I also collected 60s thru 80s Scottish *Miracle* costume jewellery.
I collected old perfume bottles for years at boot fairs/ antique fairs and ebay. Ended up with over 200 but didn't have enough room to display them all so sold most of them and just now have about 30 left, I still look for them, can't get out of the habit.
I like these plastic brooches. Think theyre made from windows of war planes - anyone know different?

https://ibb.co/5LGZZQs
Reverse carved lucite. I have never heard about the war plane windows thing.
Thanx woof but Nothing similar in your link.
This is similar - Trench Art WW1

https://ibb.co/s9fhVQq
yes, that article is about Lucite and the myth that jewellery was made from plane windows...apparently the lucite was too thin although some pilots did make gifts for their loved ones. The reverse carved brooches that you show are very skilled work, unlikely to have been often made by amateurs. From my link "Jewelry historian Bobye Syverson, who also flew and worked on some of the planes, questions this story, explaining that the windshields were only ¼ to ½ of an inch thick. Although it's true that many military mechanics would carve rings out of Lucite windshields as souvenirs for their girlfriends, those tended to yellow in a way Jelly Bellies do not."

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