Who am I

June 7, 2016

 

This must be the one question every single one of us has asked ourselves at least once in our life.  So when I sat down to write, this question of who I am what do I want to write what knoweledge do I want to pass on to entrall to entice and entertain you.  Loomed up and gave me writers block.  So here I am an ordinary person no better than you I have no fancy titles after my name my knowledge has been earned through years and years of experiance.  50 to be exact.  I am a 1966 baby.  Giving you a Little insight into my world of antiques fairs the organising the standing, the collecting the passion.  The pitfalls the highs the lows.  The mistakes good and bad.

 

 

 

I have been dealing from the age of around 16.  I started collecting as a child of 12 from the first carboot sales.  I would go along and buy costume brooches and knecklaces pretty sparkly things out of old ladies jewellery box's for 50p and less. I also took  a fancy to  cottage ware it was cheap it was pretty and I spent my pocket money.  Most children bought sweeties I bought sparkly things.   My parents are dealers so I did have a little of a head start.  At the age of 16 I decided I wanted to collect something else so I sold all of my cottage ware to a lovely old lady who owned our local antiques shop.  Sue Hannaway became my mentor she passed away a few years back now.  I still think of her and ask what would Sue do.

 

With a pocket full of money and a tidy profit I decided yes this could be for me.  Mom and dad allowed me to stall out with them with my own stock.  I stood my first antiques fair at Stafford Bingley hall.  Mrs Bowman ran the fair.  It was fantastic.  I was hooked and now 34 years later I am still dealing and now organising fairs myself.  I had a great time I sold a massive amount of stock and bought my first piece of Monart glass with the profit.  I have bought and sold many collections over the years but Monart has stayed with me.  I call it my pension fund.  I have a few collections which I hope to share a little of with you over the coming months.

 

 

 

This is me my collecting has been a major part of my life and luckily for me I had the right people in my life to help me turn a passion into a  something I could earn a living off.   I still have the passion for the trade and now I pass that knowledge given to me on to those that want it.  I am not all knowing, all seeing I am honest and fair in all my dealings and will always give the best advice I can.  I have customers who have become life long friends and dealer friends who we have been standing fairs with for 30 years.  I have customers who are now dealing.  So if your thinking of having a go at becoming a dealer just do it .  You may even make a few pounds along the way.  I hope in years to come someone will be looking back and thinking what would Vicky do. 

 

 

 

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