Vintassion Uncovered - #47, 12/09/14


Hi Vintage Lovers,


Following on from last week's re-launch of our Blog we're pleased to offer another great guest Blog courtesy of Vintassion Seller Marieanne of All That Glitters Vintage who shares her passion for sourcing, collecting and selling "the very best vintage has to offer"...


Marieanne's stall at The Grand Vintage Fair St Albans earlier this year


Marieanne's Blog is a must read if would like to see more and learn about how the brooch was invented by Louis Cartier, and how best to maintain the value and condition of jewellery.


To see close-up "the very best vintage has to offer" get along to one or more of the lovely vintage fashion fairs Marieanne enjoys setting up stall - Upcoming Vintage Fairs and Events for All That Glitters Vintage.  The next being Ruby's Vintage & Retro Fair At Abingdon this Saturday, which of course is one of our selected fab Vintage Fairs to visit this weekend from around the UK, which also include on Saturday: the award winning Norwich Fleamarket, the very popular Original Vintage & Handmade Autumn Fair in Chipping Sodbury, Panama Fairs' Antiques & Vintage Fair Nr Epsom, and Miss Ivy Events will be at the International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay. 


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Tricia & Martin Evans

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Featured Vintassion Seller


Our Uncovered Vintassion Seller in this issue is Vintage Rosie who has enjoyed collecting vintage costume jewellery from the 1940’s to 1980’s for many years...


Here's a small sample currently listed for sale on their Online Stall...



Go and visit Vintage Rosie's Online Stall and treat yourself to something fabulously vintage! 


New Vintassion Sellers


We are very pleased to welcome the following new Vintassion Sellers who opened their own Online Vintage Fair Stall in September: Gillard and May, stvintage and Vintage Outlook.


To view the Stall profiles of all the current Vintassion Sellers please visit our A-Z of Stall Holders.


Sellers' Special Offers


Please find Uncovered a selection of Special Offers for your perusal.  To view all Sellers' Special Offers please visit

Latest 12 listings


Please find Uncovered below a recent snapshot of the 12 latest listings for your perusal.  To view the very latest listings please visit and click on an item to view details.



Daily favourites


Our selected daily favourite lot this week is by Vintassion Seller Sarah Anne Vintage -  1980's 'Madonna' Little Black Dress Size 8, £30.  This 1980's 'Madonna' style dress with lace sleeves and frill skirt with velvet bodice and cute side bow is perfect for any occasion. Perfect for the upcoming festive season and a truly sweet little black dress for any occasion! The back of the dress goes into a flattering 'V' shape with back zip.




Like to view more of our daily favourites then visit our facebook album for September's Favourites.


Vintage Fairs to visit this weekend


If you too enjoy visiting or selling at vintage fairs and events, then take a look below at a select few happening around the UK this weekend and visit those Vintassion Sellers’ web pages (just click on their Stall name below) who are setting up their Stall and maybe arrange to take a closer look and pay and collect at an event!   Please always check for latest event details using the Organisers' web page links before visiting.


  • Norwich Fleamarket

    Saturday, 13th September, 2014

    The award-winning fabulous Norwich Fleamarket has been held at the beautiful Grade I listed St. Andrew's Halls since 1975. The city's favourite fair has over 100 stalls offering a huge selection of antiques, vintage, retro and collectables attracting 1,500 buyers from the UK and Europe.

    Opening Times: 0830 to1630  Entry Fee: £4 before 0930. £2 after 0930, free to under 18s
    Address: St Andrews & Blackfriars Halls, St. Andrews Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AU
    Organiser: Norwich Fleamarket

  • Ruby's Vintage & Retro Fair At Abingdon

    Saturday, 13th September, 2014

    A vintage fair full of lovely people selling gorgeous things - vintage clothes and accessories, costume jewellery, homeware, kitchenalia, toys, vintage & upcycled furniture, retro gifts and so much more! Vintage teas and refreshments served all day. FREE parking for 2 hours in town.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1, under 16s free
    Address: Abingdon Guildhall, Abbey Close, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3JD
    Organiser: Ruby's Vintage & Retro Fairs
    Vintassion Sellers: All That Glitters Vintage.

  • Original Vintage & Handmade Autumn Fair

    Saturday, 13th September, 2014

    Carefully selected vintage dealers, artists & creative designer-makers from the South-West & beyond will be displaying their wares for your shopping pleasure. With everything from vintage china & glass, toys & games, books & ephemera, fabrics & haberdashery, homewares, handmade hats, quilts, notebooks, cards, dolls, bags & so much more, you will find much to inspire & delight you!
    With the added bonus of a fundraising vintage tearoom, it is a day not to be missed!

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1 (children free) - free parking around the town
    Address: The Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, BS37 6AD
    Organiser: Vintage and Handmade

  • Martha's Vintage Market

    Saturday, 13th September, 2014

    Lots of dealers selling all kinds of vintage and retro items - clothes, accessories, jewellery, homewares, furniture, and all things lovely to satisfy your vintage desires.
    Teas and homemade cakes served on vintage china

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1
    Address: The Catholic Hall, 7 Bath Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 3AG
    Organiser: Martha's Vintage Market

  • Antiques & Vintage Fair

    Saturday, 13th September, 2014

    Panama Fairs are pleased to hold regular monthly antiques & vintage fairs at Bourne Hall with up to 40 quality stalls. Kitchenalia, militaria, vintage clothes and accessories, small furniture, fine jewellery and silver plus lots in between. Valuations by Catherine Southon in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity at £1 per item.

    Opening Times: 0930 to 1530  Entry Fee: £2
    Address: Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell Village, Nr Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1UF
    Organiser: PANAMA FAIRS

  • Tewkesbury Vintage & Collector's Fair

    Saturday, 13th September, 2014

    An enjoyable biannual event taking place in April and September, carefully planned down to the last detail for a perfect nostalgic experience for all vintage fans. Visitors are invited to browse an eclectic selection of stalls heaving with vintage goods, antiques and collectables.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1630  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: George Watson Hall, Barton Hall, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 7RJ
    Organiser: Tewkesbury Events

  • Frock Me Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 14th September, 2014

    The original vintage fashion fair in London. Established for more than 10 years, the fair has fifty of the best vintage dealers from the UK and beyond. So whether you're looking for that original 1920's flapper dress or for collectable labels such as Biba, Ossie Clark and YSL, it's the place to find it. The fair also hosts a 1940s tea room, provided by Blackbird Tea Rooms of Brighton.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1730  Entry Fee: £4, NUS £2
    Address: Chelsea Town Hall, King's Rd, Chelsea, London, SW3 5EE
    Organiser: Frock Me!
    Vintassion Sellers: Galontique.

  • International Agatha Christie Festival

    Sunday, 14th September, 2014

    A brand new event this popular week long festival in a beautiful venue, with live music, stalls, dancing and classic cars.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1630  Entry Fee: £5 (includes entry to the Abbey)
    Address: Torre Abbey, The King's Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5JE
    Organiser: Miss Ivy Events

  • Pop Up Vintage Fairs at Alexandra Palace

    Sunday, 14th September, 2014

    We’re bringing ‘Vintage Glamour’ to London’s largest Antiques & Collectors Fair held four times a year. Vintage stalls include designer & affordable ladies & menswear, vintage & antique jewellery, retro homeware, fine china & ceramics, furnishings, furniture, posters, collectables & curios.

    Opening Times: 0930 to 1630  Entry Fee: £6
    Address: Old Spitafields Market, 16 Horner Square, London, E1 6EW
    Organiser: Pop Up Vintage Fairs London

  • Something Blue Vintage Wedding Fair

    Sunday, 14th September, 2014


    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: tbc
    Address: The Ageas Bowl, Botley Rd, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 3XH
    Organiser: Yellow Vintage Fair

  • The Vintage Collections - London Fashion Week

    Sunday, 14th September, 2014

    Vintage is the new black this London Fashion Week with Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair. Held every London Fashion Week this is the definitive event to pick up designer vintage and on-trend pieces that have withstood the test of time from 1800s-1980s. To keep you refreshed and entertained there will be a traditional tea room and live music, as well as alterations & a nail bar.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1700  Entry Fee: £4 (£2 with NUS card)
    Address: The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RP
    Organiser: Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair

  • Shebbear Antiques & Collectors Fair

    Sunday, 14th September, 2014

    About 20 indoor stands offering a wide selection of good antiques, vintage & retro items. Superb refreshments. Call Harvey Paulger 01409 281152

    Opening Times: 1200 to 1600  Entry Fee: Donation to "Help for Heroes"
    Address: Village Hall, Shebbear, Devon, EX21 5RS
    Organiser: Harvey Paulger

No worries if you can't make any of these events, as there are always more Upcoming Vintage Fairs and Events to indulge your passion for vintage!


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If you haven't traded at one of Britain Does Vintage fab fairs now's your chance to book one up and receive a 20% saving on your first event stall booking.   Thanks to Britain Does Vintage all Vintassion Uncovered followers are eligible for this great introductory offer, so if you haven't signed up yet to receive our weekly Newsletter direct to your email inbox just click here.


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There are plenty of fairs taking place in Yorkshire and further afield to choose from throughout 2014 -Britain Does Vintage fair dates  but don't wait too long to take up this offer as spaces tend to get booked early...