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PRESS RELEASE - August 2013 PDF Print E-mail

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CATCH THE COLLECTING BUG - VISIT THE ANTIQUES FAIR AT NELSON MANDELA SQUARE SUNDAY 4th AUGUST 2013, 09h00 – 16h00

Following the success of the annual National Antiques Faire, which saw some of the top antique dealers showcasing the very best in antiques, collectables and decorative arts, the interest in collecting is at an all-time high. Collectors can now look forward to visiting several monthly table-top antique fairs which continue the trend in collecting. The biggest and oldest of these monthly fairs is the Antiques & Collectables Fair at Nelson Mandela Square. Started over 20 years ago at the Sunnyside Hotel in Parktown, the antiques fair moved to the Sandton Sun Hotel and then to its current home under the porticos of Nelson Mandela Square. Open from 9h00 to 16h00 on the first Sunday of every month, the Fair stretches along the Upper and Lower Levels of the Square with dealers displaying everything from rare glassware to valuable silver; from porcelain to books and bric-a-brac.

Each month sees a flurry of excitement as collectors scour the Upper and Lower Levels of Nelson Mandela Square to find that something special or a really good buy. Whether you’re a collector of rare silver or fine porcelain or as a fashionista are looking to pick up an original 20’s beaded handbag or some costume jewellery, the Fair has it all… and more.

The over 60 antique dealers, who come from as far afield as Franschhoek and Natal, all have their regular spots and are amongst the most experienced in the country. Many are specialists in their field – be it in silverware, glassware or clocks and are more than willing to advise you and give their expert opinion and market value of any item you might have.

If you are thinking of starting a collection – and the choice is limitless – from collecting thimbles to art deco jewellery; from Murano glass to Royal Doulton; from pipes to children’s dolls – the dealers will be more than happy to give you tips on how to start and will keep an eye out for items to add to your collection.

Visitors to the Faire will also be entertained by a classical quartet between 11h00 and 13h00 on the Lower Level of the Square. Don’t miss the Antiques Fair – Sunday 4th August – 09h00 – 16h00 – Upper and Lower Levels, Nelson Mandela Square

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

CLYDE TERRY ON 082 883-4933 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
MEDIA LIAISON: Giuli Osso – Tel: (011) 802-1611 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
PRESS RELEASE - July 2013 PDF Print E-mail

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ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FAIR AT
NELSON MANDELA SQUARE
SUNDAY 7 JULY 2013
09h00 – 16h00

With mid-winter firmly with us, what better way to spend Sunday 7th July than in the warm porticos of Nelson Mandela Square, browsing through the biggest and best Antiques and Collectables Fair in the country. The many antique dealers come from all over the country and have the widest selection of quality antiques and collectables - from rare glassware to valuable silver; from porcelain to books and militaria.

 

Do what collectors do all over the world – whether it’s in London, Paris, Barcelona or Buenos Aires – spend a leisurely day browsing and buying at what is South Africa’s best monthly antiques & collectables fair. Open from 9h00 to 16h00, the Fair stretches along the Upper and Lower Levels of Nelson Mandela Square well away from the cold.  A classic quartet will entertain you with beautiful music between 11h00 and 13h00 on the Lower Level and when you’re tired of browsing, you can stop at any one of the cafés and restaurants for a bite to eat.  

 

The antiquedealers, who come from as far afield as Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Durban, all have their regular spots and are amongst the most experienced dealers in the country.  Many are specialists in their field – be it in silverware, glassware or porcelain and are more than willing to advise you and give their expert opinion and market value of any item you might have or want to buy.

 

If you are thinking of starting a collection – and the choice is limitless – from collecting thimbles to art deco jewellery; from Murano glass to Royal Doulton; from pipes to maps – the dealers will be more than happy to give you tips on how to start and will keep an eye out for items to add to your collection.

 

For those wanting to book for the prestigious Opening Night of the National Antiques Faire which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from the 19 – 21st July tickets (at R230 per person including snacks and wine) can be bought at the information desk on the top of the escalators next to Wang Thai.

 

The Antiques Fair at Nelson Mandela Square is on Sunday 7th July from 09h00 to 16h00 on the Upper and Lower Levels of the Square.

 

For more information call

Fair Organiser: Clyde Terry on 082 883 4933, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Media Liaison:  Giuli Osso – Cell: 083 377 6721; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
PRESS RELEASE - May 2013 PDF Print E-mail

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ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FAIR AT
NELSON MANDELA SQUARE
SUNDAY 5 MAY 2013
09h00 – 16h00

If you are looking for something a little different this year for that special mother in your life then the antiques fair is the ideal place to find that gift that she can cherish forever and that will appreciate in value. The 60 dealers who come from around the country have been stocking up on those special gifts for Mother - from delicate porcelain to impressive silver; from antique jewellery and accessories to collectable glassware.  Prices vary from just a few hundreds of rands to tens of thousands. Whether you’re shopping for a new mother, a mother of growing children or an older mother with grandchildren, the Nelson Mandela Square Antiques Fair on Sunday 5th May has something for everyone.
 
Antique Mother’s Day Gifts are plentiful and cater for every taste and age group.
 
Jewellery – Whether you opt for real gold and diamonds, want to give a cameo, pearls or are searching for period pieces and costume jewellery, the antique fair has the perfect range.
 
Perfume Bottles - Beautiful crystal perfume bottles with silver tops, miniature or commercial make for both practical and ornamental gifts.
 
Figurines – from beautiful ladies to animals, choose from some of the best English and European porcelain and china makes.
 
Vases – from glassware to porcelain, choose from a range that includes Lalique, Moorcroft and Murano.
 
Jewellery Boxes, Music Boxes, Pill Boxes, Powder Boxes – decorative and valuable, in silver or mother-of-pearl, these will warm any mother’s heart.
 
Picture Frames – choose an original silver antique frame to put a portrait of the family in.
 
Embroidered old linen - nothing can match the exquisite craftsmanship of old linen.
 
Beaded Bags – Victorian or retro beaded or embroidered bags have become all the fashion rage.
 
The Antiques Fair is on Sunday 5th May on the Upper and Lower Levels of Nelson Mandela Square from 09h30 to 16h00.  A quartet will entertain you on the lower level from 11am – 1pm.

 

For more information call

Fair Organiser: Clyde Terry on 082 883 4933, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Media Liaison:  Giuli Osso – Cell: 083 377 6721; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
PRESS RELEASE - April 2013 PDF Print E-mail

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ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FAIR AT
NELSON MANDELA SQUARE
SUNDAY 7 APRIL 2013
09h00 – 16h00

COLLECTABLE BOOKS, MAPS & SIGNATURES A FOCUS AT THE ANTIQUES FAIR AT NELSON MANDELA SQUARE – SUNDAY 7TH APRIL, 9 – 4PM
 
The April Antiques Fair on the Upper and Lower Levels of Nelson Mandela Square which takes place on Sunday 7th April will have, in addition to the close to 60 general antique dealers who come from all over the country, a special focus exhibition on collecting books, maps & signatures. According to Clyde Terry, organiser of the antiques fair, “if you are a collector or an investor in these rare items, it is unlikely that you will get another opportunity to see some of the top dealers together on one day. In our digital age of internet, electronic books and GPS, books and maps will soon be obsolete which makes collecting these tactile collectables all that more important and valuable.”
 
Despite this, there are still millions of rare books in circulation, printed in many languages and in many countries.  South African collectors tend to focus on Africana – i.e. books that relate to Africa – whether they are historical, political or travel related.  But even current first edition books, of famous authors such as R K Rowling’s Harry Potter series or Ian Fleming’s 007 books are fetching record prices. At the antiques fair on Sunday a Rian Malan’s first edition signed copy of his controversial My Traitor’s Heart is on sale as is a signed copy of Wilbur Smith’s The Triumph of the Sun (see pics of books attached).
 
With the world’s political landscape continually changing, maps have also become highly collectable and some of the rare maps on show are over 300 years old and depict Southern Africa populated by the likes of Indian elephants, the Indian rhinoceros and even tigers. Maps on show at the fair include a profusely illustrated Blaeu map by explorer John Speed from 1625 (pic attached) and a 1744 Dutch map of Southern Africa.
 
Signatures of famous people are also highly collectable, with VOC documents signed by the governors Rijk Tulbach and Jan De La Fontaine, a document signed by King Victor Emanuel of Italy dated 1932 and various mining document and share certificates from the early mining days on sale.  Even a dog-eared copy of A Tourist’s Conversational Guide in French, German and Italian, used and with an inscription by Olive Schreiner will be on sale for R4 500.
 
The Antiques Fair on Sunday 7th April covers the Upper and Lower Levels of Nelson Mandela Square and is open from 9am to 4pm.  A classical quartet plays between 11am and 1pm.

 

For more information call

Fair Organiser: Clyde Terry on 082 883 4933, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Media Liaison:  Giuli Osso – Cell: 083 377 6721; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
PRESS RELEASE - March 2013 PDF Print E-mail

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ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FAIR AT
NELSON MANDELA SQUARE
SUNDAY 3rd MARCH 2013
09h00 – 16h00

SHOPPERS INVEST IN ITEMS OF VALUE AND TRADITION AT THE ANTIQUES FAIR AT NELSON MANDELA SQUARE – SUNDAY 3rd MARCH 2013

 

The Antiques & Collectables Fair, Gauteng’s most prestigious event, which boasts over sixty dealers who come from all over the country to exhibit will take place on Sunday 3rd March from 09h00 to 16h00 on the Upper and Lower Levels at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, As the largest and most successful antiques fair in the country, it has become a famous attraction, not only with local collectors but with the many thousands of tourists who pass through Johannesburg and who marvel at stumbling on such a unique antiques fair. 

 

Despite a tightening in the economy, the Antiques Fair started 2013 on a high note with thousands of people visiting the first Fair of the year in February.  According to Clyde Terry, organizer of the Antiques Fair, “We were surprised at the buoyancy of the antiques market, despite the slowdown.  It seems that people, in tough times, become more discerning as to how they spend their hard-earned cash and are opting to invest in items that will retain their value in the long term.  We are also finding that, with hard times comes nostalgia and a return to appreciating beautiful things and upholding old traditions. Given the tumultuous stock markets, savvy investors are snapping up valuable antiques, art, stamps, coins and collectables as a hedge against inflation – these investments will not only appreciate over time but will give infinite pleasure.”

 

The sixty dealers who make up the antiques community are an eclectic bunch of people who have a passion for their trade and who are committed to giving the very best in products and services.  They are passionate about their collections and many are specialists in their fields.  Whether you’re looking for a rare piece of silver, an unusual corkscrew, a map or rare book, or want to start a collection of porcelain, the dealers will give you all the advice, support and encouragement you need to become a devotee of antiques and collecting.

 

Johannesburg’s best kept secret is the Antiques & Collectables Fair at Nelson Mandela Square - with its relaxed atmosphere under the portico’s of  Nelson Mandela Square - shopping to the strains of a classical quartet – it’s the best place to be on the 1st Sunday of every month.  


For more information call

Fair Organiser: Clyde Terry on 082 883 4933, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Media Liaison:  Giuli Osso – Cell: 083 377 6721; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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