PRESS RELEASE - November 2014 Print

plateANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FAIR AT
NELSON MANDELA SQUARE
SUNDAY 2nd November 2014
09h00 – 16h00

VISIT THE ANTIQUES FAIR AT NELSON MANDELA SQUARE THIS SUNDAY AND ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF JUDITH MILLER’S ANTIQUES PRICE GUIDE

If you are a seasoned antique collector or want to start collecting, then a visit to the Antiques Faire at Nelson Mandela Square this Sunday 2nd November is a must! You can also enter to win a copy of Judith Miller’s Antiques Handbook and Price guide for 2014.2015, valued at R500. This annual publication from UK antiques specialist and author Judith Miller is the ‘bible’ of the antiques industry, offering not just the latest prices but also informed tips on collecting.

Whether you are a dealer, collector or auctioneer, this 648 page book with several thousand colour photos of antiques from around the world offers a comprehensive look at antiques and their current value and a brief description of what to look for. Sidebars reveal more detail about a particular piece or art style. Says Clyde Terry, organizer of all the monthly antique fairs in Gauteng, ‘Judith Miller’s Antiques Price Guide is invaluable to anyone in the antiques industry – whether for dealers, auctioneers or collectors – as it is the most up-to-date handbook on the movement and sales of antiques around the world. It reflects the trends in collecting and Judith is considered one of the most experienced antique experts in the industry.”

With the festive season just around the corner, the antique dealers have been scouring the country to pick up the very best in antiques, collectables and decorative that would make ideal gifts. Says Clyde Terry, organizer of the Fair, “It seems that people, in tough times, become more discerning as to how they spend their hard-earned cash and are opting to invest in items that will retain their value in the long term. We are also finding that, with hard times comes nostalgia and a return to appreciating beautiful things and upholding old traditions. Given the tumultuous stock markets, savvy investors are snapping up valuable antiques, art, stamps, coins and collectables as a hedge against inflation – these investments will not only appreciate over time but will give infinite pleasure.”

The Antiques & Collectables Fair, Gauteng’s most prestigious event, which boasts over sixty dealers who come from all over the country to exhibit will take place on Sunday 2nd November from 09h00 to 16h00 on the Upper and Lower Levels at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton. As the largest and most successful antiques fair in the country, it has become a famous attraction, not only with local collectors but with the many thousands of tourists who pass through Johannesburg and who marvel at stumbling on such a unique antiques fair equal to any of the top international antique markets.
Johannesburg’s best kept secret is the Antiques & Collectables Fair at Nelson Mandela Square - with its relaxed atmosphere under the portico’s of Nelson Mandela Square - shopping to the strains of a classical quartet – it’s the best place to be on the lst Sunday of every month.

For a preview of what is available from the dealers who participate at the Fair, shoppers can visit their website on www.ssaf.co.za.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Fair Organiser: Clyde Terry
Cell No: 082 883-4933 – email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Media Liaison:
Giuli Osso - Tel: 011 802 1611; Cell: 083 377 6721; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it