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Bendigo Easter Antiques Fair 2014

Next stop for us will be Bengido, Victoria, over the Easter weekend, Saturday 19th April to Monday 21st April.

Bendigo has a huge Easter Festival, and the Antiques Fair has been part of it for 18 years. Dealers come from many states, and I know Martin's looking forward to catching up with old friends.

We'll have this lovely Georgian longcase clock there, if it's not sold beforehand.
George III
Mahogany & Satinwood
Longcase clock


Australian Exhibition Season Begins


The 2014 antiques exhibition season got off to a great start in Australia, with the annual Hobart Collectors Antique Fair.


This was our first time exhibiting at this well-run event. Martin was stunned to see the queues of people waiting to get in - something that has been sadly lacking at antiques fairs over the past couple of years.


There was also great improvement in the quality of goods at Jupiter’s Antiques Fair earlier this month. 

While the weakened Australian dollar isn’t good news for importers, it’s great news for people overseas wishing to buy from Australia. We hope that these are signs of a strong selling season in 2014.

Real Hidden Treasure

It's bananas!
You might want to examine that little old ceramic bowl again!

Like most people, I love a good fantasy, and because I deal in antiques, a recurring daydream is finding a true ‘sleeper’, an ordinary, everyday object that turns out to be a million dollar artefact.

It happened just last week, though, alas, not to me.

A New York family bought a small bowl a garage sale, and it turned out to be a 1,000 year old Chinese Northern Song Dynasty treasure. The only other know example of similar size, form and design is in the British Museum.

The bowl was auctioned at Sotheby’s and brought USD 2.2 million.

Lucky beggars!

Bendigo Easter Antiques Fair 2013

The next major stop on the Australian Antiques Fairs circuit is the Bendigo Easter Antiques Fair. This will take place over Easter Weekend, -

Doors open on Saturday 30th March 10am until 6pm, Easter Sunday 10am to 5pm, Easter Monday 10am to 4pm.

We'll be thrilled to catch up with old friends, and make some new ones.  We'll have some lovely English furniture and an absolutely lovely bijouterie (jewellery cabinet).  Among our rarer pieces will be the gorgeous Meiji Era bronze pictured above.

For further details contact the promoter Rob Dennis on
03 9369 2306 or 0414 248 120 

Mick Lawson

We are shocked and saddened by news of the death of Sydney antiques dealer Mick Lawson in an auto accident.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

Small business and the Internet

Interesting article from Forbes.

In the US, they're arguing about 'Gigabit Communities'.  Talk about yer 'First World Problems'.

Meanwhile, Australian business just needs reliable Internet, full stop. While Americans argue over whether or not they need this technological superiority by 2015, many rural communities in Australia won't even have consistent, affordable Internet by then. Which is bad news for Australian small business. (So...how're we doing with that National Broadband Network, huh?)

One could weep.

Martin Curry to voice Charity Auction

Martin Curry of Tallong Auctions will be the auctioneer for a charity auction in the Marulan Memorial Hall, Marulan, NSW on Sunday 18th of November 2012. The auction is hosted by the Lions Club of Marulan.

We're proud to support the Lions and the terrific work that they do.