Do you have a favorite antiques shop or auction house? Is there a dealer who knows about your passion for vintage scent bottles and phones you the moment he has some in? While some people are antiques collectors, gathering items like antique furniture, others just enjoy picking up the odd gem! During National Antiques Week (14th – 21st November 2011) – Antiques News and Fairs want to promote the green ‘credentials’ of antiques, and at the same time, the great value these rare antiques offer. To celebrate this year’s National Antiques Week, Homes & Antiques magazine and Antiques News & Fairs (the organizers of National Antiques Week) have joined together to find Britain’s’ best auction house.
Do you think could be an antiques collector in the making? You never know! Even if you find it’s not for you, we believe in trying everything once. You could also try you hand at winning one of 10 fantastic prizes by simply nominating your favourite antique shop. Prizes up for grabs include an overnight stay at the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath and porcelain dinnerware worth over 200 GBP! The winners will be announced at the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair on 8th March 2012. But you’ll have to hurry if you want to be in with a chance of winning – the closing date for the competition is 30 November 2011, so good luck!
“I’ve found many of my most loved treasures in antiques shops and auction houses – and a few bargains to boot too!” says author, Antiques Roadshow specialist and spokesperson for the campaign, Mark Hill. “Tapping into the expert experience and friendly enthusiasm of dealers makes all the difference. Many have become friends, and I’ve learnt plenty, making my unique new purchases even more enjoyable when I get them home.”
“Allow your home to speak about your life, loves and experiences, and seek out the individual and the characterful by visiting one of the thousands of antiques shops, fairs and auction houses spread across our country. It’s green and wise for your wallet too.”
“This is a great opportunity to raise the profile of Auctioneers and in particular your own saleroom. It will be fascinating to see who the public vote for!” says Clive Stewart-Lockhart, committee member of National Antiques Week.