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Antiques and Vintage Fairs in and around Birmingham for May bank Holiday Weekend 2016

One of my favourite weekends of the year is that first proper almost summery May bank Holiday weekend. This year bank holiday monday is May 2nd.  So what's going on for people who want a good antique and vintage rummage, all either in Birmingham, ...

1950's Kandya Kitchen

The Kandya Trimma kitchen. Designed by Frank Guille – but did it inspire IKEA?

I love cooking, which also means I'm partial to a kitchen.  Often the antiques I buy are kitchenalia.  This particular large "kitchenalia" item I won't be buying, (auction here - ends 17th April 2016 - at 18:51 BST, was a snip ay £109 when I ...

Alex Gregory New Yorker Cartoon on Vinyl

What on earth is an Edison Shaver?

There's an auction lot up for sale in Birmingham tomorrow which shows just what a wonderful faff analogue was/is. Alongside a lot of Edison rolls and two Edison phonographs at the Biddle and Webb Auction is this beauty - an Edison shaver, ...

Biddle and Webb interiors – antiques and vintage auction, viewing.

Just a quick piece to say that Biddle and Webb have a Saturday auction tomorrow.  Hundreds of lots - lots of furniture and crocks and vases and paintings and toys  - and, well all sorts. Viewing today - auction tomorrow, Saturday April 9th, ...