We have found these sites useful and friendly. They help us to keep an eye on the Internet Antiques scene.
Penman Antiques Fairs
We have been exhibiting at Caroline Penman's fairs for more years than we wish to remember and believe that they offer good value for money.
Antiques for Everyone, Birmingham National Exhibition Centre
2009 will be our 3rd year at this venue. With Olympia priced out of the reach of most of our collectors, we think that this fair represents a good — and pleasant — compromise between smartness and affordability.
The Portobello Market!
The Virtual Portobello Market: Portobello Road is the most famous Antiques Market in London and probably the world. Sadly it's being eroded with new High Street chain stores taking over the area. A virtual Portobello Road Market is the future. Many past and current dealers (like us) now have a place in the new VIRTUAL PORTOBELLO ROAD.
Have a look to see the latest items dealers have for sale.
Portobello Antiques Market It used to be 'the world's Largest Antiques Market'.
This is the site of tthe Portobello Road Antique Dealers Association. They have a helpful stand at the corner of Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road and negotiate with various official bodies on behalf of the dealers.
My Family Silver This novel site brings together the stock of some of the biggest silver dealers in the United Kingdom with the facility to search for pieces by the crests engraved on the silver. Very suitable for finding gifts for anyone with a surname to which a crest has been assigned. You can look at Schredds pieces displayed there.
For General Information:
Basic information on hallmarks and English silver A useful site which should give you a start. But for consulting hallmarks, we think that a book is a better device than a web-page.There is a large selection of silver-related titles in their bookshop.
For research on Britain and things British, try This Britain
A direct link to a new Antiques listing at Antiques Roadshow as well as English weather and special British search engines make this an interesting site.
ANTIQUE SILVER SPOONS specialise in — guess what? — and carry a good range of informative links as well as the spoons themselves.
Collectable antique silver with good descriptions and
photographs, and an interesting links page — located in South Africa
Old South Silver is the website of Jerome Redfearn, specialist in
antique silver from the south and mid-western U.S.A.. A commercial venture, but
with a folksy side, offering interesting information on southern and
Founded 50 years ago by Billy Buck to cater for his interests in English porcelain and silver, the Buck Family antiques empire now includes furniture (Christopher Buck). David and Billy Buck get fine collectable silver and Billy covers porcelain also. Collectors of small silver items should find much of interest here.
Founded in 1952, it holds 2 meetings a year for its members who are interested in all aspects of wine-labels and wine-label collecting. It has a very knowledgeable and well-illustrated journal that also appears twice a year.
Directory For Antiquing and Collecting on thes Net!
They wish to make this the premier resource for antiques-hunting and are going the right way about it. Some snags with the indexing at the time of writing: a huge, if ungainly "site-map"
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