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Christmas Sale and Newsletter

02.12.2016

We are holding a special Christmas sale of selected items of stock including treen.  Go to our website, www.collinsantiques.co.uk , and you will see the discounted items selected in red, then click on it and the discounted price will appear.  The price of all small items will include postage, packing and insurance for a next […]

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PERIOD FURNITURE IN VOGUE

23.04.2016

At a recent fair we met an interior designer, who mentioned that her clients with modern tastes were requesting one or two period items of furniture per room.  We came across a brochure that had a sitting room illustrated in this manner and the George III mahogany bureau as a single item looked in keeping […]

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Demand Increases As 2016 Progresses

25.01.2016

The new mass mailing system is now operational, so newsletters and notifications of fairs can now resume.  It has certainly been a lengthy interval since the one last year.  As the year of 2015 progressed we noticed business improving with a strong demand for treen and an improving demand for good furniture, especially oak and […]

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BUSINESS MUCH MORE VIBRANT

31.03.2015

The winter months showed much more interest and sales gained with the recession now behind us and period furniture once again more fashionable.  Since the last blog we have exhibited at Shepton Mallet three times, Westpoint near Exeter once and a fair at Ardingly near Gatwick in January.   Many new sales were achieved, particularly […]

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IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS

29.10.2014

With Christmas less than two months away, many will be looking for ideas.  Whether it is a piece of treen such as a sycamore bowl, chess board, a tea caddy or knife box, we have a fine selection of items in stock and on the website suitable as gifts.  In the past, clients have treated […]

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Summer Good For Business

31.07.2014

Since the last blog in May we have exhibited at the Shepton Mallet Fair in our usual spot in Mendip One.  On display was our usual wide selection of furniture, pictures and treen.  Numerous sales were achieved including amongst the treen a long handled butter print and a few items of furniture found new homes […]

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Time Waits For No Man

21.05.2014

Time waits for no man and since the last blog at the beginning of March we have exhibited twice at the Shepton Mallet Fair and once at the Westpoint Fair, near Exeter.  A number of sales of treen were achieved including a burr birch salt and pepper flask and a well turned sycamore dish.  Amongst […]

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Fairs and Activities

04.03.2014

Since the Westonbirt School Fair near Tetbury at the beginning of January, we have exhibited at our usual spot in Mendip One at the Shepton Mallet Fair and taken a small stand at the Powderham Castle Fair, near Exeter.  Both fairs were well attended and among the sales at Shepton Mallet was a good quality […]

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Shepton Mallet Fair and New Stock

24.01.2014

Last weekend we exhibited at the Shepton Mallet Fair in our usual spot in Mendip One.  The attendance was good and we had much interest in many items on the stand including sales.  Among the sales, new homes were found for a George IV Mahogany Sewing Table and the 1970’s Glass Retro Table with a […]

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Little Brown Shoots

10.01.2014

Welcome to my first blog since our new and comprehensive website went on line.  My business, dealing with Georgian and Regency furniture, Known as ‘brown furniture’, has been extremely difficult during the last five years and although we continued buying and selling during this period it was obvious to us that there are still many […]

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