Sydney Antiques & Vintage Fair
Antique lovers won’t want to miss the second annual Sydney Antiques and Vintage Fair from Friday evening 8th April through Sunday 10th April at the majestic Sydney Town Hall in the central business district. Some of the most prestigious antique dealers from across Australia will be displaying all manner of collectables – from rare and unique items hundreds of years old, to vintage items that seem to never go out of style. All exhibits will be for sale, and one fairgoer will win $1,000 in the ‘Lucky Door Prize’.
Invited dealers are recognised specialists in their areas of expertise and the wide range in goods and includes 18th Century glass and silver to toys and even weaponry – and also dealers whose specialties are 1970s retro or 40s and 50s vintage fashion. This variety is intended to attract serious collectors in Sydney and people who are new to the hobby, as well as buyers who just want to find something interesting for their home or a unique present for someone special.
Most recently, the promoters organised fairs in Newcastle and Melbourne that were well received by dealers and the public alike. ‘It was an extremely well organised, well promoted and attended event” according to one attendee . Another noted that “from the very impressive list of dealers participating, they clearly have the respect of everyone in the industry’.
The promoters, Martin and Aleta Curry, are new to antique fair promotion but not new to the antique business, having run their own antique dealership and auction house. They decided to organise antique fairs because they saw opportunities to infuse new ideas and energy into the industry. After colleagues suggested repeatedly that he should be mounting his own fairs, Martin Curry decided to do just that.
Exhibitors will be coming from across Australia to attend the Sydney Fair.
Fran and Kenny Handley of Kenny’s Antiques are exhibiting an impressive William Moorcroft exhibition vase. The piece, which would have been specially-made for exhibition, is of baluster form in the ‘Wisteria’ pattern. It is signed ‘Wm Moorcroft’ and dated 1927. The vase is 48 cm in height.
Lena Slater the owner of Coutura Vintage in the Southern Highlands of NSW, will be there and is widely considered to be a leader in the area of Vintage Fashion. Russell and Sandy Brooks from Circa Collectables in Sydney will be displaying an eclectic mix of high quality Retro wares, and Craig Leven from Leven Antiques in Tasmania will display what may be the best selection of Georgian glass in Australia
Nicole from Jennifer Wren Antiques will be displaying their best selection of antique, art deco, and vintage jewellery.
The Sydney Antiques & Vintage Fair will be open to the public on Fri 8 April 4pm—9pm, Saturday 9 April 10am—5pm, & Sunday 10 April 10am—4pm. There will be a $1,000 door prize for one lucky attendee.
Admission is $15 for adults, $12 concession and accompanied children under 16 are admitted free of charge. Tickets can be purchased online via http://www.trybooking.com/HFPQ
More information and an exhibitor list can be found on the Fair website, where tickets can also be purchased: http://sydneyantiquesfair.com