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.
We shall once again be exhibiting at the Northern Antiques Fair held at the Exhibition Centre in Harrogate. The fair will be open from Thursday 3rd until Sunday 6th October this year, and we shall as usual be bringing along some choice pieces of new stock for everyone to see. Please do get in touch if you are not on our mailing list, as we shall be happy to send you a complimentary invitation ticket.