Stock pricing, and honey cake!

Hello again! It really does seem odd, as so far this year there hasn’t been one of events in Bibury yet, and despite discussing the possibilities, we haven’t a date yet. So, tonight, I decided to photograph a set of glasses for sale, and as I was doing so, thought it rude not to try one of them out, and here I have a small piece of honey-cake to compliment the dram. This isn’t how many Monday evenings are at all! May I wish everyone a good day, or evening, wherever you are, and I am off to list these on our virtual fair, they can be seen at https://www.antiques.co.uk/antique/6-Ale-Glasses Thank you for looking. Andy.

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Wait for it! Not yet, sorry folks!

Hello all.

Current Government advice is that Village Halls in Gloucestershire, and most likely elsewhere, should remain closed.

We cannot return our event to Bibury yet, and we will have to wait.

Please follow the link for Gloucestershire County Council advice.

https://www.grcc.org.uk/news-events/news-events/post/172-coronavirus-guidance-for-community-buildings-and-village-hallsa?fbclid=IwAR3W8Doyuqaan92NyqgD5Ul8au1XS7G0jslk0ZvfV0fER8MYlBpqdZV25nQ

Regards, Andy

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Strange Times Indeed!

Hello again! Here we are, another month when we should be having another event, we are quietly waiting. Meanwhile our virtual fair continues at https://www.antiques.co.uk/search-results.cfm?priceRange=0-max&criteria=Bibury+Antiques+Fair+2020&sellerType=&searchregion=0&maxrows=25&order=priceDesc Have a look around and make an offer on something and I’ll put you in contact with the dealer. Hopefully there will be some good news to share with you all before too long, but no timescale yet, sorry! Here are a few photographs from some of our previous events. All the best in the meantime, Andy.

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Half Way For Virtual Fair!

Hello all! Well, amazingly we are half way through our May Virtual Fair! With help from antiques.co.uk we have had over 40 items listed for sale for just over 2 weeks, and now a few items have been viewed over 100 times. I think that’s more than most items get viewed at an event, and here’s the one which at the rime of writing, is the most viewed, at 106. https://www.antiques.co.uk/antique/Gilt-and-Laquered-Wooden-Monk other items are close behind at 104 and 103. Have a look and see if you fancy anything. There’s a payment option on the site, or please make an enquiry. Sadly not everyone from the fair can take part in this as they cannot access their stock from closed shops and centres, but we have a good cross section of items listed.Have a good day folks, and here are a few photo’s of the event last year. It really is a sweet Village Hall and I look forward to returning one day. Regards, Andy.

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Hello Jack!

Aha! So, maybe it was thought that The Bibury Antiques Fair for May wasn’t to be, however, that’s not so. An initiative with a well know website selling antiques means some of our items for sale ca be looked at until May 27th! Here’s the link …………………. https://www.antiques.co.uk/seller-items.cfm?seller=4448 Want some interesting jewellery? Look carefully and there’s a name on either side of the fretted setting. Hope you like it, and if you know someone called Jack who wants a ring for himself and his lady, well, there’s a special one listed. See if you can find it. Thanks again, Andy.

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Our Virtual Fair is Open Now, and tomorrow, and ……..

Hello all! I have some amazing news. Bibury Antiques Fair may only be a small event, however we believe we are the first Antiques Fair to have a “Virtual Fair”. Yes! With the help of Iain Brunt, and his website, we have our listing at https://www.antiques.co.uk/seller-items.cfm?maxrows=25&seller=4448&order=priceDESC&start=2 have a look and see what you find! This will be live for longer than our usual time, of just one Sunday a month, but we are entering exciting times, and so if you like it, we hope to be able to continue, so please have a puruse and possibly even a purchase! Shown here just to make you hurry, is “A Russian Bangle”. Hope you like it, and thanks for looking. Regards, Andy.

Vintage Russian White Metal and Enamel Bangle.

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A little background work, and a surprise to come!

Hello again! I realise it’s been a while since I was in touch, but there have been a few things going on in the background, and one of them is this Rosewood Bookcase which I am restoring ready for sale this summer, offer a price if you want to buy it, sadly the marble top is missing, but a wooden one could go on-top, not everyone likes marble! Hope you like the photographs, and yes, there’s still a bit to be done, but it’s a lot better than when I got it! There’s also something else which I hope some of you may well be interested in, and more about that on Friday I hope! Pop back to find out, but in the meantime, here’s the bookcase. All the best, Andy.

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Home revision!

Today, April 5th 2020, would have been the first of our fairs at Bibury Village Hall, one day maybe this year we will return? In the meantime, many folk are re-assessing their lives, work, hobbies, and in some cases, looking at what they have! It’s over 30 years ago that I started buying a few reference books to learn about furniture, clocks, and as I like glass, then that too. Here is a little area of my study as it is now, with some of those items, as well as bits and bobs picked up on the way, from friends, all having sentimental value. One day when we return, people will be able to add to their collections, and the items gained will help the times be remembered. Bye for now, Andy.

A little study shelf!
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Fair on Hold!

Sorry, but it’s not much of a surprise I’m sure, the Bibury Antiques Fair is, like much of the Country postponing it’s events. However, I have asked the dealers and I’m hoping they will send me some photo’s of their stock so I can keep you entertained, and I’ll add a few of my items to the “Furniture For Sale” page, hopefully that can be found above! I hope to be back with news soon, and maybe the fair will be able to return this year, I do hope so, but I’m not offering a “Copper Bottom” guarantee! Speaking of which, this is an Ash stool with a “Copper Pot from The Willis Meeting Rooms, St. James Street, London.” Interesting venue, and I hadn’t heard of it before I got this. According to what I have found quite easily, there was a meeting some years ago there, and resulting from that, The Liberal Party was formed. This pot is a few years after that meeting, so maybe there was so much going on they needed more kitchen staff and utensils! Anyway, here it is, sitting on a fine Ash stool. Both items for sale, send me an email and make an offer, I was thinking around £70 for the stool and £120 for the Copper Pot, because of it’s stamp and history, is that fair? Regards, Andy.

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Holt! We’re ready to Go!

Hello all! Many of you will know that Bibury Antiques Fair is due to return on April 5th, less than a month away now! However, there’s a great fair this weekend, the 14th and 15th March, at The Holt Hotel, between Banbury and Woodstock, where I will be and many more people too. Here is a link for you. http://www.antiques-at-the-holt.co.uk/ Open Saturday and Sunday! Maybe see you there? Here are few photo’s of my stock, or my stand at previous fairs at The Holt. Thanks for looking, did you see the little winning jockey? Well, it is Cheltenham week! Bye for now.

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A Pine Martin? No, an Elm Martin!

Hello again all. Just a quick catch up and a bit of wildlife for you to enjoy I hope, a rare Elm Martin! I say that as being carved from Elm, and it’s just easier to say that rather than, “An Elm Pine Martin!” Here, shown having had a little tidy up and a quick wax, measuring approximately 15″ long, 10″ high, and 6″ deep, so that’s about life size. Hope you enjoy the photo’s, and yes, this is for sale, offers discussed, ticket price £285. Thank you, Andy.

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Time Rolls By!

Hello all! Recently I have been getting ready for the fair returning to Bibury, and I have noticed that time keeps whizzing by, but it is nice that the evenings are drawing out. It won’t be long before we will be unloading by the riverside and into The Village Hall. Here’s an item one could see for sale there, a small 8 Day Brass Lantern Clock, hope you like it. Thanks for looking, Andy.

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Carved Elm Pedestal Table

Hello again! For those people who are planning trips out to various places, our dates for 2020 have been released and can be found on this website on the “About & Dates” page. Our first fair this year in Bibury is on April 5th. In the meantime, I have been getting a few items ready, including tidying up this little Elm table, I was told it was unusual before I saw it, and I think you may agree, that it’s a “little different”. Still in need of a final couple of photo’s here are some for you to see now. I can’t recall ever seeing anything quite like this, could this be Welsh, or perhaps an “Oddfellows Table”? Have a look and see. Regards, Andy.

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Happy New Year and Decade Folks!

Hello, and best wishes to one and all! As we hit the new year and decade, here are a few photographs of a current project I am working on, and the date being set correctly, one can almost hear the bell strike! Our event in Bibury starts in April, if you wish to send me your email, I will keep you in touch about our fairs and maybe others too. Should anyone enjoy a whisky for the season, I may well join you later, and toast you, Slainte Mhath! See you soon. Regards, Andy.

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Seasons Greetings Folks!

Hello all, and best wishes for the Santa Season! Just don’t forget to wear wellies if coming close to here as it’s a bit soggy! I think sledging is out this year, but water skiing maybe in! Wassail, Sliante, Chin Chin, or whatever one’s toast, may be! Here are a few photo’s of Bibury from earlier this year when it was frosty, and also our grey mog Shadow relaxing on her favourite chair! Best wishesfor the season and New Year. See you soon!

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Clocked Off?

Hello again all. Thanks to those that came to ” Antiques at The Holt!” some people may have noticed I was the first stall in after the organisers, Marcus and Franca. Many of us had a good fair, and although I still have a display cabinet for sale, it did get a few nice comments about it’s affordability and pleasing size and colour, being walnut and with a large glass door. So, moving on to get some projects finished before Santa time, is my next concern, but! Yes, I know! Here’s a longcase clock I’m really looking forward to having completed for the next “Antiques at The Holt!” which in in mid March 2020 and if some of you want to follow my progress, let me know and I may well do a few photographic updates of the general tidying and replacement of the mouldings which were in the base, so here it is! Thanks, Andy.

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“Bowled Over!”

Well, Bibury Antiques Fair is having a break until the spring…….. BUT…….. Should people have time over the weekend of 23rd and 24th November, there’s an antiques fair on at The Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire. I’m bowled over, and going to be there again! Oh yes, and I’ll have this Sycamore Dairy Bowl with me, and I think it’s got a good colour and patina, but I’ll have to let you decide if you agree! This bowl is about 12″ in diameter, and 3 1/2″ high. Here it is….. The link for the Holt event is http://www.antiques-at-the-holt.co.uk/ Maybe see you there, and if I remember rightly, the steak sandwiches are very nice there too!

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Pinch, Punch, First of The Month and No Return!

Hello again all! Do you remember saying that? Maybe you still do. I have just realised, that for those who don’t know, “No Return” meant they shouldn’t hit you back! One day we will return to Bibury for our Antiques Fair. Well, for those who are following our Virtual Fair, it’s still rolling on antiques.co.uk so have a look and see what else has been added since we started. It may be a while until we return, as there are complications in public buildings, and although we can easily do a one way system, we need to wait a little to see how bigger events cope, and maybe we can learn from them, although we are a small venue! This was a stall from one of our dealers a while ago, but it shows we sell a good mix! Please stay in touch, and I look forward to writing more soon! Although it’s a hobby I haven’t done for a while, colleagues of mine are re-opening their business, have a look at https://www.cotswoldarchery.co.uk/ and see if you’d like a go, it can be fun! Regards, Andy.

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Inspiration and a Relaxing Read!

Hello all! Just a brief note and a quickly taken photo just before I sat down in the garden to read a new book which arrived yesterday. The Welsh Stick Chair. As usual with all of the Bowen’s catalogues, it’s superbly printed and a joy to read and look at, I’m sure over the years it will become a well thumbed book. Thanks to Tim and Betsan. Have a look at their website, it’s got some nice items on it! https://www.timbowenantiques.co.uk in the meantime, bye for now. Andy.

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