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THE ANTIQUES FAIR AT NELSON MANDELA SQUARE – JOBURG’S BEST KEPT SECRET - IS ON SHOW ON SUNDAY 1ST JULY 2018
 
The Antiques Fair at Nelson Mandela Square ranks amongst the best tabletop antique fairs in the world – be it in London, Lisbon, Paris, New York or Buenos Aires.  Collectors and shoppers will see a wealth of antiques, collectables and decorative arts from the close to fifty antique dealers that showcase their wares on the first Sunday of every month.
 
With our diverse historical past that saw English, Dutch, German and French settlers bring their craftsmanship to our shores hundreds of years ago, the Antique Fair is a treasure trove for both collectors and visitors who may find a rare antique or simply want to buy a collectable memento to remind them of their visit to our shores.
 
At the Antiques Fair on the Upper and Lower Levels of Nelson Mandela Square 4th July from 10am to 4pm you will be able to:
 
• Find that elusive collectable piece – perhaps to complete a set of figurines or that elusive pattern in crockery or silver.
 
• Into the vintage clothing and accessories – pick up designer handbags, art deco jewellery or a throw for those cold winter nights.
 
• Admire the craftsmanship from years gone by – in an intricately decorated silver rose bowl to our uniquely South Kalahari ware, Lynn ware or Ardmore Ceramics.
 
• Invest in an early map of Africa, a first edition book or a rare collectable coin.
 
• Instead of spending money on trivial trinkets, find a really special gift that will have both sentiment and value.
 
The Antiques Fair at Nelson Mandela Square is open from 09h00 to 16h00 on Sunday 1st July.  Buyers will get a free copy of The Collector magazine with purchases.
 
For further information contact Clyde Terry on 082 883 4933

Media Liaison:
Giuli Osso on 083 377 6721 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 


 

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE

May/June 2018

 

THE ANTIQUES FAIR AT NELSON MANDELA SQUARE FOCUSES ON FATHER’S DAY

SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2018 – UPPER AND LOWER LEVELS – NELSON MANDELA SQUARE

09h00 – 16h00

 

June puts the focus on Father’s Day and the Antiques Fair at Nelson Mandela Square, which takes place on the Upper and Lower Levels of Nelson Mandela Square on Sunday 3rd  June, is the best place to get something totally different for fathers and grandfathers. Forget about buying boring sweaters, aftershave and socks – this year give Dads something totally different that they can treasure and that will increase in value over time. 

Collecting antiques is wonderful because there is such a variety of collecting disciplines that appeal to so many tastes – and the range in antiques and collectables is endless.  Whist the Fair has a wide range of antiques and collectables across all collecting disciplines, there are a wide range antiques that appeal specifically to men. 

  • For the discerning Father or Husband, give him something that will be put on display rather than shoved at the back of a cupboard.  A rare collector’s book or print for the study;  start him collecting silver calling card holders or hip flasks or if he enjoys the finer things in life, why not invest in a beautiful crystal decanter with matching port wine glasses or start him collecting corkscrews. 
  • If he’s a more modern man, you could give him a classic watch, an original Zippo lighter, or buy him an original Corgi or Matchbox car.
  • For Grandfathers why not look at an antique walking stick, a good old-fashioned shaving kit, military antiques such as compasses, medals or swords or a good old fashioned Toby jug. 

The range is endless from the over 40 antique dealers who come from all over South Africa to exhibit at the Antiques Faire at Nelson Mandela Square.  

 

It’s Joburg’s best kept secret – don’t miss it!

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

CLYDE TERRY ON 082-883-4933

 

MEDIA LIAISON:

GIULI OSSO  – EMAIL;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 


 

 

FIND THAT SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY GIFT AT THE ANTIQUES FAIR AT NELSON MANDELA SQUARE SUNDAY 6rd MAY 2018 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 always 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 6th May has something for everyone.
 
Antique Mother’s Day Gifts are plentiful and cater for every taste and age group. Below are some stunning gift ideas:
 
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.
 
Dinnerware - dinnerware in timeless patterns from some of the best English and European porcelain and china makes. Whether you’re a traditional floral person or prefer the more edgy Clarisse Cliff Art Décor style, there is something for everyone.


Vases and Figurines – choose from a range of porcelain vases and ornaments that include the commissioned Royal houses of Doulton and Royal Albert and Morrcroft to the more modern Lalique and Murano in glassware.
 
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.
 
Vintage Accessories have become all the fashion rage – from Victorian, Art Deco to Retro, find that special gift in a beaded or embroidered evening bag or go for vintage designer handbags or scarves.

 

The Antiques Fair is on Sunday 6th May on the Upper and Lower Levels of Nelson Mandela Square from 09h30 to 16h00. 
For further information contact Clyde Terry on 082 883-4933 - Media Liaison: Giuli Osso - email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 


 

 

THE ANTIQUES FAIR AT NELSON MANDELA SQUARE ON SUNDAY

1ST APRIL 2018 CELEBRATES EASTER AND PESACH

 

The Antiques Fair at Nelson Mandela Square falls on Easter Sunday this year and we invite collectors to visit the Fair and see the very best in antiques and collectables.

April is truly a blessed month for many religions. With Easter for Christians and the Jewish Pesach falling on roughly the same dates we wish all our collectors – whatever faith they might be well over the religious holidays.  Whilst seen as vastly different, in many ways they are closely linked – for their position in the calendar and in a symbolic way.  

Whether a person collects to show devotion to a faith or simply because of the value and beauty of the pieces, this collecting discipline can be very rewarding. Antique collecting per se can be traced back to the preservation of valued religious objects in antiquity and this line of collecting continues to this day. With so much history and spiritualism attached to religious icons, the value of an item transcends the fiscal worth and aesthetic appeal and takes on a deeper, more spiritual meaning.

Collectors should look for quality pieces that reflect their uniqueness and that show distinct inspiration in design. Usually the more elaborate and rare the piece, the more valuable it will become. 

Some of the religious collectables that people collect include:

• Silver religious items are highly collectable – whether it be English, Irish, Russian or Cape silver – in items such as candelabras, Menorahs, Kiddish cups, ritual pointers and finials or christening mementoes.

• Religious art in the form of religious images, icons, statues, crosses and rosaries.

• Bibles and other holy books – especially those that trace family histories – have become very relevant and highly collectable.

• Antique church pews and other religious furniture are sought after for their craftsmanship and symbolism.

The first Sunday of every month is a special day in the calendar of most Jo’burgers! It’s when they head towards Nelson Mandela Square and the Antiques Fair. You will see them all eagerly examining everything from intricate jewellery pieces, paging through old books, taking out their eyeglass to examine a marking under a piece of silver or the stamp on a piece of porcelain. They are the antique collectors – people who have a passion for beautiful things from the past and who help preserve those treasures for generations to come.

So, if you want to invest in something really special that will stand not only the test of time but also of volatile markets, don’t miss the Antiques Fair on Sunday 1st April which is spread over both the Upper and Lower Levels of Nelson Mandela Square.

 

Johannesburg’s best kept secret is the Antiques Fair – with its relaxed atmosphere under the porticos of Nelson Mandela Square – making it the best place to be on the first Sunday of every month!

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Clyde Terry on 082 883-4933

Media Liaison:   Giuli Osso on Tel No: 802-1611 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it