Sunday, 17 January 2016

Exciting News, International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair

Great News for the New Year. Daniel Agnew and Hilary Pauley are organising a New Fair this year on Sunday 20th November 2016 called The International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair to be held in the magnificent Olympia Pillar Hall. This Fair will have Dealers from all around the world so a Fair not to be missed. I will be trading there under my business name The Optimists. 

Even more exciting news on Saturday 19th November 2016 they have organised a day of Seminars in the Olympia Hilton Hotel with lots of  speakers including yours truly with a lecture on Norah Wellings at 10 am. I will be adding more about my lecture on Norah Wellings later. Here is a list of all the speakers.


Bunny Campione from the Antiques Road Show, "Dolls and the Antiques Road Show";
Sue Pearson, "A Lifetime's Love of Teddy Bears";
Eric Petit on "French bears";
Andrew Greetham on "Identifying Early British Teddy Bears";
Hugo Marsh on "Diecast Toys";
Rebekah Kaufman on "Steiff";
Gillian Trotter on "Norah Wellings";
Rachel Gotch on "Rare Dolls";
Olivia Bristol on "The history of early British Dolls' Houses;"
Sarah Holmes on "Merrythought-The Early Years";
Pierre Patau on "The history of the Peepshow"
Deborah Rosenthal on "Photographing your treasures"
Chris Littledale on "Trains"
Davis Pressland "the Art of the Tin Toy"
And some mystery guests to be announced!!

You must take a look at their website so you can see all that will be going  on for the weekend 19th and 20th November 2016 . If you want to book any Seminars you can do it on the website. Not only are there the Seminars and Fair but also the event will be opened by Bunny Campione of The Antiques Road Show and an Exhibition of Bunny Rabbits ( including some from Bunny's Collection). 

You do not have to finish your Seminars on Saturday 19th by going home you can book the Gala Dinner at the same Hotel. There will be a Champagne reception followed by a Piano Recital by Jena Pang, after which will be a three course meal with wine. As I said Very Exciting News so please check the webiste.
 
http://london-international-antique-teddy-bear-doll-and-toy-fair.myshopify.com/

Hope you can make it I would love to meet you there :-)

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