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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