I have been a collector of antiques for more than thirty years, and for the last ten years I have been dealing in my area of specialist interest which is British porcelains made in the years prior to 1850. I trade in quite a broad range of values and types of wares, which can include collectable and useful items as well as fine ornamental pieces.
At the moment I only exhibit at fairs occasionally, but I do offer a retail outlet at the Mission Hall Antiques Centre in Barnard Castle Co. Durham which is close to the A66 and the North Yorkshire and Cumbrian borders. I am also available by appointment, and I am always pleased to talk to specialist collectors, and also to people who may only buy something because they just happen to like it.
When sourcing new stock, I like to bear in mind five specific criteria, namely condition, quality, rarity, visual appeal and cost, as I do like to satisfy as many of these conditions as possible before I make acquisitions. In addition, I try to seek out those special pieces which are so difficult to come by these days.
Moreover, I like to think that I am an approachable person, and if you think that I may be able to help you, then please see my contact page for details of how to get in touch with me.
I shall once again be exhibiting at the Harrogate Fair held at the Exhibition Centre. The fair will take place at a slightly later date this year, and will run from Thurs 19th to Sun 22nd October. The fair has also been rebranded, and will revert to its former name and will be known as ‘The Northern Fair’ once more. Please do get in touch if you would like a complimentary invitation ticket.