Fairs and auctions taking place around the UK in September 2021

Diaries at the ready, we have picked out the finest antiques auctions taking place around the UK in September 2021

Carmarthen Flea Market (29th June 2014)

What could be nicer than a day at a local auction, bidding on an array of covetable antiques? From vintage cameras and antique photographs, to Chinese ginger jars and antique insect jewellery, there are myriad treasures to be found at your local auction house. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best auctions taking place around the UK (and online) this September.


*Check ahead – Please contact event organisers to check for postponements & last-minute cancellations*

Antiques fairs in the North of England and Scotland

4th–5th Edinburgh Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Market, The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB. 8.15am–4.30pm Saturday, 10am–3.30pm Sunday. £5 Saturday (£6 before 10am), £4 Sunday. 01636 676531; b2bevents.info

10th–12th Galloway Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Arley Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA. 10.30am–5pm (4.30pm Sunday). £5–£6. 01423 522122; gallowayfairs.co.uk

10th–12th Ripley Decorative Home & Salvage Show, Ripley Castle, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY. 10am–5pm (12pm–5pm Friday). £7.50 (£10 Friday). 01298 27493; asfairs.com

17th–19th The Chester Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair, The County Grandstand, Chester Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY. 11am–5pm. £5. 01278 784912; cooperevents.com

18th Vintage Home Show Leeds, Pudsey Civic Hall, Leeds, LS28 5TA. 10.30am–3.30pm. Timed advance ticket system. £3 (£5 before 11am). buytickets.at/discovervintageltd/533311

24th–26th Galloway Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB. 10.30am–5pm (4.30pm Sunday). £5–£6. 01423 522122; gallowayfairs.co.uk

25th Antiques & Salvage Market, Cheshire Showground, Tabley, nr Knutsford, WA16 0HJ. 10am–2pm (trade from 8.30am). £6 (£10 trade). 01298 27493; asfairs.com

30th–3rd October The Northern Antiques Fair, The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG. 11am–6pm (closes 5pm Sunday). £7.50. 01797 252030; northernfair.com

Antiques fairs in Central England

18th–19th Oswestry Antique & Collectors Fair, Oswestry Showground, Shropshire, SY11 4AB. 8.30am–3.30pm Saturday, 9am–3pm Sunday. £3.50. 07584 357808; josevents.co.uk

19th Himley Hall Antiques and Collectors Fair, Himley Hall, Himley, Dudley, DY3 4DF. 9am–4pm. £2. 01384 817817; himleyhallandpark.co.uk

19th Malvern Flea & Collectors Market, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW. 7.30am–3.30pm. £5. 01636 676531; b2bevents.info

25th–26th Derby Conference Centre Antiques & Collectors Fair, London Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8UX. 9am–5pm Saturday, 9am–4pm Sunday. £3 (£4 before 10am Sat). 01332 830444; jaguarfairs.com

25th–26th Shrewsbury Flea, West Midlands Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF. 8.30am–3.30pm Saturday, 9am–3pm Sunday. £3.50. 07584 357808; josevents.co.uk

27th Runway Monday at Newark Antiques and Collectors Market, Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY. 8am–early afternoon. £5 (£10 before 10am). 01636 702326; iacf.co.uk

Auctioneers at Clevedon Salesroom

Antiques fairs in the East of England

5th The Autumn Grand Brocante, Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0BT. 9am–3pm. £3. ablackdogevent.com

11th The Norwich Brocante, St Andrews Hall, St Andrews Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AU. 8am–3.30pm. £2 (£3 before 9am). 07921 707116; norwichbrocante.com

12th Antiques & Collectors Fair, Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Hertfordshire, WD3 6AS. 9.30am–4pm. £1. 07887 648255; marcelfairs.co.uk

13th Mid Suffolk Mondays, Stonham Barns Park, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk, IP14 6AT. 7am–2pm. £5. 01449 797175; stonhambarns.co.uk

19th St Albans Antique and Vintage Market, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3DH. 9am–3pm. Free. stalbansantiqueandvintagemarket.com

25th–26th Long Melford Antiques & Vintage Fair, The Old School, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DX. 9.30am–4pm. £1. 07837 497617; melfordantiquesfair.co.uk

26th Antique & Vintage Outdoor Market at The Museum of Power, Langford Museum of Power, Steam Pumping Station, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QA. 10am–4pm. £3. 07519 276507; haddonevents.co.uk

Antiques fairs in the South of England

3rd–5th Petersfield Antiques Fair, Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4EA. 10am–5pm (closes 4pm Sunday). Free. 01825 744074; penman-fairs.co.uk

4th Vintage & Very Nice Handmade and Vintage Market, Assembly Room, North Street, Chichester, PO19 1LQ. 10am–4pm. Free. vintageandverynice.co.uk

4th Wanstead Vintage, Wanstead United Reformed Church, Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2HD. 10.30am–4.30pm. £2.50 (£4 from 9.30am). wansteadvintage.com; @wansteadvintage

5th Adams Antiques Fair, Lindley Hall, The Royal Horticultural Halls, 80 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE. 10am–4.30pm. £4. 020 7254 4054; adamsantiquesfairs.com

5th The Big London Flea, EartH, 13–15 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH. 11am–6pm. £1. hackneyfleamarket.com

5th Wimbledon Homes & Antiques Fair, Prince George’s Playing Fields, London, SW20 8TE. 10am–3pm. £1. 01932 230946; sw19antiques.com

7th–8th Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Market, South of England Showground, Ardingly, Nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TL. 9am–5pm Tuesday, 8am–4pm Wednesday. £20 Tuesday, £5 Wednesday. 01636 702326; iacf.co.uk

11th–12th Hackney Flea Market, Abney Hall, 73a Church Street, Hackney, London, N16 0AS. 11am–6pm. Free. hackneyfleamarket.com

11th–12th Detling Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Market, Kent County Showground, Detling, nr Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF. 8.30am–4.30pm Saturday, 10am–3.30pm Sunday. £5 Saturday (£6 before 10am), £4 Sunday. 01636 676531; b2bevents.info

12th Dorking Decorative Vintage Brocante, St Martin’s Walk, Dorking High Street, Surrey, RH4 1UX. 11am–4pm. Free. 07952 689717; dovehousefineantiquesfairs.com

14th & 28th Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ. 6.30am–2pm. Free (£10 before 8.30am, £5 8.30am–10am). 01932 230946; sunburyantiques.com

18th Whitstable Brocante, Whitstable Umbrella Centre, 10 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DD. 10am–4pm. Free. 07903 286144

19th Dorking Halls Antiques & Decorative Arts Fair, Dorking Halls, Reigate Road (A25), Surrey, RH4 1SG. 10.30am–4pm (trade from 9.30am). £2.50. dovehousefineantiquesfairs.com

19th London Antique Textiles and Tribal Art Fair, Hilton London Olympia Hotel, 380 Kensington High Street, London, W14 8NL. 10am–4.30pm. £5. 020 8543 3028; pa-antiques.co.uk

21st White Door Brocante, The Barn, Goosecroft Lane, Purley on Thames, Berkshire, RG8 8BW. 10.30am–3.30pm. £5. whitedoorbrocante.co.uk

21st Epsom Racecourse Antiques & Collectables Fair, Epsom Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5LQ. 9am–3pm. £3. 01584 873634; continuityfairs.co.uk

21st–26th The Chelsea Antiques Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3 5EE. 11am–7pm Tuesday to Friday, 11am–6pm Saturday, 11am–5pm Sunday. £10 (admits two). chelseaantiquesfair.co.uk

22nd–25th Design London, Magazine London, 11 Ordnance Crescent, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0JH. Opening times vary. £15 advance tickets only. 020 3225 5200; designlondon.co.uk

23rd–26th Henley Decor Fair, Greenlands Park, Marlow Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3AP. £30 Thursday trade day, £20 Friday, £15 Sat & Sun. Opening times vary. henleydecorfair.com

25th Vintage Home Show North London, St Mary’s Church, Primrose Hill, London, NW3 3DJ. 10.30am–3.30pm. Timed advance ticket system. £3 (£5 before 11am). buytickets.at/discovervintageltd/533323

26th Antiques & Brocante Street Market, Broad Street, Alresford, nr Winchester, SO24 9DA. 9.30am–3.30pm. Free. acvrevents.co.uk

26th Lingfield Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fair, Lingfield Park Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6PQ. 9.30am–3.30pm. £3.50 (£5 before 10.30am). lovefairs.com 

28th–3rd October The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, Evolution London, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ. Two timed entries per day, booked in advance. £10 (£20 on Tuesday 28th). decorativefair.com

Antiques fairs in the West of England and Wales

4th–5th The International Antiques Fair of Wales, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, LD2 3NJ. 8.30am–5pm Saturday, 10am–5pm Sunday. £10 Sat, £5 Sun. 01584 873634; continuityfairs.co.uk

11th V&H Fairs Vintage Jumble Sale, Rangeworthy Village Hall, Rangeworthy, South Gloucestershire, BS37 7LZ. 10am–1pm. Free. vintageandhandmade.co.uk

18th The Country Brocante Harvest Fair, Daylesford Organic Farm, nr Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG. 9am–5pm. £55 VIP ticket (from 8.30am), £20 pre-booked early bird (from 9am), £12 standard (from 10am). thecountrybrocante.co.uk

25th–26th Enys House Antiques & Decorative Fair, Enys Gardens, St Gluvias, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9LB. 10am–5pm Saturday, 10am–4pm Sunday. £5. 07966 534181; ludgatehouseantiques.com

26th Bath Vintage & Antiques Market, Green Park Station, Green Park Road, Bath, BA1 1JB. 8am–4pm. Free. 07711 900095; vintageandantiques.co.uk

September Auctions

1st Five Centuries: Furniture, Paintings & Works of Art, Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR. 0131 557 8844; lyonandturnbull.com

7th & 30th Antiques & Collectables, Special Auction Services, Plenty Close, off Hambridge Road, Newbury, RG14 5RL. 01635 580595; specialauctionservices.com

7th–9th September Country House & Fine Interiors Auction, Anderson & Garland, Anderson House, Crispin Court, Newbiggin Lane, Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 1BF. 0191 430 3000; andersonandgarland.com

8th The Robin Simpson Collection of Commemorative Ceramics, Woolley & Wallis, 51–61 Castle Street, Salisbury, SP1 3SU. 01722 424500; woolleyandwallis.co.uk

9th Photographica, Special Auction Services, Plenty Close, off Hambridge Road, Newbury, RG14 5TR. 01635 580595; specialauctionservices.com

10th The Friday 500, Bellmans, Newpound, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0AZ. 01403 700858; bellmans.co.uk

14th–15th Silver, Jewellery, Asian, Antiques & Interiors, The Cotswold Auction Company, Bankside Trade Park, Love Lane, Cirencester, GL7 1YG. 01285 642420; cotswoldauction.co.uk

15th The Autumn Auction, Halls, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DR. 01743 450700; fineart.hallsgb.com

16th Country House Sale, Mallams Auctioneers, Grosvenor Galleries, 26 Grosvenor Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2SG. 01242 235712; mallams.co.uk

16th–17th The September Sale Including Back to the Future, Fieldings, Mill Race Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 1JN. 01384 444140; fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk

17th–18th Country House Sale, Tennants, The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG. 01969 623780; tennants.co.uk

21st Antique Furniture, Clocks, Eastern Carpets & Traditional Paintings, Capes Dunn, 40 Station Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3QT. 0161 4321911; capesdunn.com

21st–22nd Fine Art & Antiques, Sporting Art, Chorley’s, Prinknash Abbey Park, nr Cranham, Gloucestershire, GL4 8EU. 01452 344499; chorleys.com

22nd The Oxford Library Sale, Mallams Auctioneers, Bocardo House, St Michael’s Street, Oxford, OX1 2EB. 01865 241358; mallams.co.uk

22nd Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks, Woolley & Wallis, 51–61 Castle Street, Salisbury, SP1 3SU. 01722 424500; woolleyandwallis.co.uk

22nd Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs, Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR. 0131 557 8844; lyonandturnbull.com

22nd Fine Art & Antique Auction, Trevanion Auctioneers & Valuers, The Joyce Building, Station Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1RE. 01948 800202; trevanion.com

29th Scientific & Musical Instruments, Cameras & Tools, Tennants, The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG. 01969 623780; tennants.co.uk

30th The Collectors’ Auction, Anderson & Garland, Anderson House, Crispin Court, Newbiggin Lane, Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 1BF. 0191 430 3000; andersonandgarland.com

Online Antiques Fairs in September

If you’re unable to make it to one of your local antiques fairs this month, there are still plenty of other great antiques fair organisers to have on your radar for later on in the year. Plus an array of brilliant places to buy antiques online or on Instagram.

26th Virtual Vintage Market An all-day event from 9am @thewealdenbazaar

  • Visit the Wealden Bazaar Instagram account at 9am and browse the vintage traders who will be announced in lists in several posts the day before the market. Each list includes the trader’s Instagram name, which you can click on to reach their account and what they are selling. The organisers also use a hashtag so you can see sellers’ stock in one place, so keep an eye out for this too.

24th–25th The Autumn Online Brocante 7pm Friday to 10pm Saturday @thedorsetbrocante; thedorsetbrocanteonline.co.uk

  • The brocante will open at 7pm on Friday and will close at 10pm on Saturday. When the event opens you will be able to view the 50 selected exhibitors in one place on the Dorset Brocante website. They are listed in categories to make it easier for shoppers to find what they are looking for. Simply click on each exhibitor to reach their gallery of products. From there you can follow the link to their individual website or online store to buy from them.