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Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Insta Decorative Home & Salvage Show – Saturday 9 May


Antiques News & Fairs - Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Insta Decorative Home & Salvage Show – Saturday 9 May


We applaud the efforts of the AS Fairs team and supporters to pull this together and set the scene for others to follow. This is the only way we can continue to do what we all love to do even if at a distance!  Please do give them all your support on Saturday 9 May!

In a continued effort to support the trade through the Covid19 crisis, lockdown and the halting of on-the-ground fairs, Arthur Swallow Fairs is taking its first Decorative Home & Salvage Show of the year online. Scheduled to take place at Ripley Castle near Harrogate, Yorkshire over the weekend of 8 – 10 May, this event will now take place virtually on Instagram @asfairs on Saturday 9 May, using the hashtag #asfairsinstaevent.

Kicking off at 9.30am with an Instagram Live launch with antique dealer and Salvage Hunters presenter Drew Pritchard and ASFairs PR person, writer and stylist for Reclaim and Period Living magazines, Alice Roberton, this will be a showcase of approximately 40 dealers booked into exhibit at the Decorative Home & Salvage Shows 2020. The event will run between 10am and 4pm but will remain available to view on Instagram Live @asfairs to ensure if can be viewed any time – some stock will inevitably be sold however the visitor still gets the benefit of being introduced to an excellent roster of dealers who they can later do business with.

How it works:

Just like a real fair, Arthur Swallow Fairs will be providing a platform where visitors can browse and buy direct from a range of dealers; instead of the location being a field in the countryside the location will be Instagram. The virtual door will open at 10am, whereupon a post will be made for each dealer including a bio, a selection of photos and an invitation for the visitor to click-through to the dealer’s profile, each dealer will also feature in @asfairs stories. Just like at a real fair, if you see a stand you like the look of you can step in, ask questions, enquire about stock and make a direct purchase. Just like at a real fair, Arthur Swallow Fairs will not be handling any transactions or fulfilment – this is between buyer and dealer on the dealers own platform/s.

Instagram Live

Throughout the day there will be Live talks viewable in Instagram stories with regular visitors to the Decorative Home & Salvage Show aimed to give you some shopping inspiration, insight and tips.

As a lead-in to the event, @asfairs will be hosting a Live Trade Talk #asfairstradetalks with antique dealer Chris Holmes of Chris Holmes Antiques, a stalwart exhibitor at the Ripley Decorative Home & Salvage Show, at 6pm on Thursday 7 May.

Quote – Alice Roberton: "We’re really excited about this online development at a time when the trading landscape was looking very bleak for fairs and the trade. The trade and public will always want the pleasure of walking amongst antiques, getting close to and touching stock and meeting dealers face-to-face but this is the next best thing and, if the current buzz is anything to go by, we anticipate a fantastic day for buyers and dealers alike. Selling online, Instagram in particular, has truly come into its own during these challenging times and we would encourage any dealer, large or small, to set themselves up on Instagram as a priority – it’s free! Visibility and presence is everything right now, let’s work together to keep the trade alive!"

Link to our online directory, with instructions on how to get involved AS Fairs Covid-19 Support Dealer Directory


We will continue to update via our social media: Facebook
Instagram and Twitter  and over on our blog at AS Fairs


 





News & Fairs Previews

Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Insta Decorative Home & Salvage Show – Saturday 9 May


Antiques News & Fairs - Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Insta Decorative Home & Salvage Show – Saturday 9 May


We applaud the efforts of the AS Fairs team and supporters to pull this together and set the scene for others to follow. This is the only way we can continue to do what we all love to do even if at a distance!  Please do give them all your support on Saturday 9 May!

In a continued effort to support the trade through the Covid19 crisis, lockdown and the halting of on-the-ground fairs, Arthur Swallow Fairs is taking its first Decorative Home & Salvage Show of the year online. Scheduled to take place at Ripley Castle near Harrogate, Yorkshire over the weekend of 8 – 10 May, this event will now take place virtually on Instagram @asfairs on Saturday 9 May, using the hashtag #asfairsinstaevent.

Kicking off at 9.30am with an Instagram Live launch with antique dealer and Salvage Hunters presenter Drew Pritchard and ASFairs PR person, writer and stylist for Reclaim and Period Living magazines, Alice Roberton, this will be a showcase of approximately 40 dealers booked into exhibit at the Decorative Home & Salvage Shows 2020. The event will run between 10am and 4pm but will remain available to view on Instagram Live @asfairs to ensure if can be viewed any time – some stock will inevitably be sold however the visitor still gets the benefit of being introduced to an excellent roster of dealers who they can later do business with.

How it works:

Just like a real fair, Arthur Swallow Fairs will be providing a platform where visitors can browse and buy direct from a range of dealers; instead of the location being a field in the countryside the location will be Instagram. The virtual door will open at 10am, whereupon a post will be made for each dealer including a bio, a selection of photos and an invitation for the visitor to click-through to the dealer’s profile, each dealer will also feature in @asfairs stories. Just like at a real fair, if you see a stand you like the look of you can step in, ask questions, enquire about stock and make a direct purchase. Just like at a real fair, Arthur Swallow Fairs will not be handling any transactions or fulfilment – this is between buyer and dealer on the dealers own platform/s.

Instagram Live

Throughout the day there will be Live talks viewable in Instagram stories with regular visitors to the Decorative Home & Salvage Show aimed to give you some shopping inspiration, insight and tips.

As a lead-in to the event, @asfairs will be hosting a Live Trade Talk #asfairstradetalks with antique dealer Chris Holmes of Chris Holmes Antiques, a stalwart exhibitor at the Ripley Decorative Home & Salvage Show, at 6pm on Thursday 7 May.

Quote – Alice Roberton: "We’re really excited about this online development at a time when the trading landscape was looking very bleak for fairs and the trade. The trade and public will always want the pleasure of walking amongst antiques, getting close to and touching stock and meeting dealers face-to-face but this is the next best thing and, if the current buzz is anything to go by, we anticipate a fantastic day for buyers and dealers alike. Selling online, Instagram in particular, has truly come into its own during these challenging times and we would encourage any dealer, large or small, to set themselves up on Instagram as a priority – it’s free! Visibility and presence is everything right now, let’s work together to keep the trade alive!"

Link to our online directory, with instructions on how to get involved AS Fairs Covid-19 Support Dealer Directory


We will continue to update via our social media: Facebook
Instagram and Twitter  and over on our blog at AS Fairs