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Manet's 'Le Printemps' up for auction

Well, this is exciting!

Manet's 'Le Printemps' is to be sold at auction. The portrait, painted in 1881, has been owned by the same family for a century.

Christies' are predicting (i.e. 'hoping for'?) $35million. Pshaw! I for one don't think they have to worry. I predict this blows the previous record, around $32mill if memory serves, out of the water!


Lucky Door Prize - Newcastle Antiques Fair

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*Lucky Door Prize* at the Newcastle Antiques and Collectables Fair, 8 - 10 August 2014.

Entry is free to all persons 17 and older who have purchased a ticket for entry into the Fair.

One lucky winner will be drawn and will win $1,000.

Terms and conditions can be found at the following website address:  http://www.antiquesandvintagefairs.com/sweepstakes-rules

NSW Permit No. LTPS/14/05064

Announcing the Inaugural Newcastle Antiques & Collectables Fair 2014!

Antiques and Vintage Fairs announce with pleasure the first
Newcastle Antiques and Collectables Fair,
to take place on 8th – 10th of August 2014.

Opening dates and times

Friday 8th          5pm – 9pm
Saturday 9th      10am – 5pm
Sunday 10th       10am – 3pm

The venue will be the Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre
Brown Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2292
(100 metres from Broadmeadow Railway Station, next to the Newcastle Entertainment Centre)

$10 adults
$8 pensioners
Children under 16 accompanied by adults, free.

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.