I have been a collector of antiques for more than forty years, and for the last fourteen 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.