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The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23 May 2021

Antiques News & Fairs - The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23  May 2021

The Octagon, The Pavilion Gardens

 

Event: The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair
Organiser: Cooper Events
Venue: The Octagon, The Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE
Date: 20 – 23 May 2021
 
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Antiques News & Fairs - The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23  May 2021

John Anthony Park - St Ives

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

Holding the award for the first prestige fair out of the gate since the first lockdown of 2020, Sue Ede of Cooper Events will welcome visitors to The Annual Buxton Antiques Fair at the Octagon at the famous Buxton Pavilion Gardens from 20-23 May 2021.

Sue Ede told ANF: "We are delighted to be back at last. Visitors can be assured the Fair will be fully compliant with the latest Government Covid guidelines. And we are very pleased to have have a very special treat in store at the fair - a collection of antiques and collectables that belonged to the late Nicholas Parsons, the well-known TV and radio presenter, actor and comedian." 

Held in its special setting in the famous spa town in the Peak District, the Buxton Antiques Fair has been a major attraction for collectors across the Midlands and North of England for the past fifty years and Cooper Events has been staging the famous annual at the Pavilion Gardens for more than ten years.

More than forty specialist dealers quickly signed up for the fair, eager to get back to normal trading and will show a range of fine art and antiques from the 16th to 20th century. Prices range from less than £25 for a Victorian silver spoon to more than £50,000 for the finest oil paintings.

Antiques News & Fairs - The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23  May 2021

Nicholas Parsons

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

New exhibitor David Harvey of WR Harvey Antiques from Witney, dealer in fine period furniture, will be the exhibitor to show the pieces that belonged to the late Nicholas Parsons CBE (1923-2020). David Harvey’s father Walter was a personal friend of Nicholas Parsons for many years.

David Harvey explains: "Many years ago Nicholas Parsons was a regular visitor to our shop in Chalk Farm in London. He was an aspiring actor and comedian who lived in Hampstead who shared with my father not only a love of English antique furniture but also the same model of car, an Alvis TE 21.

Sadly, Nicholas passed away last year after a long and very successful career in stage, radio and television, notably the long-running radio programme ‘Just a Minute’ and the TV show ‘Sale of the Century’. I have been asked to find homes for a number of pieces from his estate for which his family no longer have space and these include his fascinating volumes of showbusiness diaries. I am sure he would have appreciated the collection going on sale in Buxton where he appeared on stage at the Buxton Opera House only a few years ago in his one-man show, 'A Laugh a Minute.’

Among the fine antiques from Nicholas Parsons will be a superb late 17th century oak refectory table (shown right) priced at £2,450, a collection of six English 19th century copper and brass military powder flasks (shown left), a pair of original lithographs of equestrian hunt scenes by H.Heath, circa 1829; and a large collection of 18th and 19th century copper and brass tankards, jelly moulds jugs and various kitchen items.

The show business diaries include 32 bound volumes of working scripts, notes and suggested stories from Parson’s work with Arthur Haynes, the popular 1950s and 60s comedian (left here); scripts for Parson’s one-man show, and scripts for various TV shows from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. They are an invaluable record of a much-loved comedian and showbusiness legend who entertained on stage, TV and radio for more than 70 years. They also offer a fascinating insight into the world of showbusiness comedy and light entertainment throughout the second half of the 20th century.

Among the well-known regular exhibitors will be Mark Buckley Antiques with English furniture and accessories; art specialists Ellis Fine Art with British oil painting from the 18th & 19th centuries, Granta Fine Art with 20th century works; Art of the Imagination specialising in contemporary illustrative artists; Jo Bennett with Northern and contemporary oils and watercolours; and returning exhibitor Rowles Fine Art from Shrewsbury with fine English and Continental paintings and Brian Ashbee & Wes Wotruba specialists in art pottery and fine porcelain.

Others include Roger de Ville with early English pottery, J. Dickinson Antiquarian Maps & Prints; The Antiques Bazaar specialising in silver; and jewellery specialists Plaza, Shapiro & Co, and Saul Greenstein Antiques.

Antiques News & Fairs - The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23  May 2021

A late 17th century oak refectory table from Nicholas Parsons.

Antiques News & Fairs - The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23  May 2021

Haynes script extract.

TICKET INFO:
 

Admission: £5.00 or Free with downloaded ticket here  For more information visit Cooper Events

 

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ANF Calendar for future fair dates

Fairs + Dealers to read more about Cooper Events

 

Cover Image: Nicholas Parsons

 



ANF News

The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23 May 2021

Antiques News & Fairs - The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23  May 2021

The Octagon, The Pavilion Gardens

 

Event: The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair
Organiser: Cooper Events
Venue: The Octagon, The Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE
Date: 20 – 23 May 2021
 
FOLLOW THIS ORGANISER:
 
facebook Twitter Insta  pinterest_logo_30 

 

Antiques News & Fairs - The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23  May 2021

John Anthony Park - St Ives

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

Holding the award for the first prestige fair out of the gate since the first lockdown of 2020, Sue Ede of Cooper Events will welcome visitors to The Annual Buxton Antiques Fair at the Octagon at the famous Buxton Pavilion Gardens from 20-23 May 2021.

Sue Ede told ANF: "We are delighted to be back at last. Visitors can be assured the Fair will be fully compliant with the latest Government Covid guidelines. And we are very pleased to have have a very special treat in store at the fair - a collection of antiques and collectables that belonged to the late Nicholas Parsons, the well-known TV and radio presenter, actor and comedian." 

Held in its special setting in the famous spa town in the Peak District, the Buxton Antiques Fair has been a major attraction for collectors across the Midlands and North of England for the past fifty years and Cooper Events has been staging the famous annual at the Pavilion Gardens for more than ten years.

More than forty specialist dealers quickly signed up for the fair, eager to get back to normal trading and will show a range of fine art and antiques from the 16th to 20th century. Prices range from less than £25 for a Victorian silver spoon to more than £50,000 for the finest oil paintings.

Antiques News & Fairs - The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23  May 2021

Nicholas Parsons

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

New exhibitor David Harvey of WR Harvey Antiques from Witney, dealer in fine period furniture, will be the exhibitor to show the pieces that belonged to the late Nicholas Parsons CBE (1923-2020). David Harvey’s father Walter was a personal friend of Nicholas Parsons for many years.

David Harvey explains: "Many years ago Nicholas Parsons was a regular visitor to our shop in Chalk Farm in London. He was an aspiring actor and comedian who lived in Hampstead who shared with my father not only a love of English antique furniture but also the same model of car, an Alvis TE 21.

Sadly, Nicholas passed away last year after a long and very successful career in stage, radio and television, notably the long-running radio programme ‘Just a Minute’ and the TV show ‘Sale of the Century’. I have been asked to find homes for a number of pieces from his estate for which his family no longer have space and these include his fascinating volumes of showbusiness diaries. I am sure he would have appreciated the collection going on sale in Buxton where he appeared on stage at the Buxton Opera House only a few years ago in his one-man show, 'A Laugh a Minute.’

Among the fine antiques from Nicholas Parsons will be a superb late 17th century oak refectory table (shown right) priced at £2,450, a collection of six English 19th century copper and brass military powder flasks (shown left), a pair of original lithographs of equestrian hunt scenes by H.Heath, circa 1829; and a large collection of 18th and 19th century copper and brass tankards, jelly moulds jugs and various kitchen items.

The show business diaries include 32 bound volumes of working scripts, notes and suggested stories from Parson’s work with Arthur Haynes, the popular 1950s and 60s comedian (left here); scripts for Parson’s one-man show, and scripts for various TV shows from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. They are an invaluable record of a much-loved comedian and showbusiness legend who entertained on stage, TV and radio for more than 70 years. They also offer a fascinating insight into the world of showbusiness comedy and light entertainment throughout the second half of the 20th century.

Among the well-known regular exhibitors will be Mark Buckley Antiques with English furniture and accessories; art specialists Ellis Fine Art with British oil painting from the 18th & 19th centuries, Granta Fine Art with 20th century works; Art of the Imagination specialising in contemporary illustrative artists; Jo Bennett with Northern and contemporary oils and watercolours; and returning exhibitor Rowles Fine Art from Shrewsbury with fine English and Continental paintings and Brian Ashbee & Wes Wotruba specialists in art pottery and fine porcelain.

Others include Roger de Ville with early English pottery, J. Dickinson Antiquarian Maps & Prints; The Antiques Bazaar specialising in silver; and jewellery specialists Plaza, Shapiro & Co, and Saul Greenstein Antiques.

Antiques News & Fairs - The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23  May 2021

A late 17th century oak refectory table from Nicholas Parsons.

Antiques News & Fairs - The 55th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair - 20 – 23  May 2021

Haynes script extract.

TICKET INFO:
 

Admission: £5.00 or Free with downloaded ticket here  For more information visit Cooper Events

 

Visit;

ANF Calendar for future fair dates

Fairs + Dealers to read more about Cooper Events

 

Cover Image: Nicholas Parsons