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December 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends Welcome to our final newsletter of 2018. If you recall that during the penning of lasts months newsletter Ryan and I were attending the Winter Olympia antiques fair. This years event was set in the upstairs gallery above what was to be an overspill of the highly popular “Spirit of Christmas” show in the main hall below, this new enforced layout was met with cautious trepidation from many dealers including myself, we don’t like change! Now that the dust has settled I have to be balanced and conclude that overall it seemed to work for the majority of dealers, and as I understand will continue in this format next year, congratulations to the organisers for salvaging, in part at least, an event that seemed destined to be swallowed up by the publics seemingly insatiable demand for knitted reindeer jumpers, glitter balls and sparkly phone

February Newsletter 2018

Dear Friends Welcome to our February newsletter With the antiques industry traditionally quieter at this time of year, and a large swathe of UK and European dealers heading to the sunnier climbs of Florida for the various antique fairs (tempting I must say) we tend to find our focus aimed mainly towards on our online gallery’s , we have been pleasantly surprised by the increase in demand for our more “price range “ collectable items during January, and in particular Netsuke, this can be a very specialist marketplace at a much higher price point, and indeed probably the most collected of all Japanese art forms, although not professing to be market leaders in Netsuke, I feel we have a good eye for the right pieces , especially at what appears to be a hugely collectable price point under £5,000, indeed this month alone we have virtually sold all of our Netsuke stock to new clients in Southern Europe and the USA and a very