I have been a collector of antiques for more than forty years, and for the last twelve 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 AFE fair to be held in hall five at the NEC in April. My stand number will be L5 this time, and I shall be bringing along some exciting new acquisitions mainly from the Worcester, Chelsea and Rockingham factories. The fair will be open from Thursday the 5th until Sunday the 8th of April, and I shall be sending out complimentary invitations soon. Anyone who is not currently on my distribution list is quite welcome to contact me, and I shall be very pleased to mail an invitation to you.