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A Local's Guide To Buying Antiques & Vintage In York - 2022

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A Local's Guide To Buying Antiques & Vintage In York - 2022

Hello, hello!  A very happy 'Blog Post Monday' to you all!

Now, in York, my home city, we're lucky to have an abundance of independent vintage and antique shops.  Last year I wrote a local's guide to finding the best antiques and vintage in York.  However, a new year needs a new guide and as there are quite a few new additions to York's trail, I thought I'd do the honours.  Behold a more comprehensive 2022 guide, for shopping antiques and vintage in York.

So, as always, get that kettle on, get those hotels booked and let me guide you through the finest establishments in York for your antique and vintage shopping...

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My Quarterly Visit To York Antique Home & Vintage Fair (York Racecourse)

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My Quarterly Visit To York Antique Home & Vintage Fair (York Racecourse)

Ahoy there!  Welcome to your weekly instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'.

What a lovely Sunday I had!  I spent the day at the fantastic antiques fair at York Racecourse, a fair that never fails to put a smile on my face and a hole in my wallet!  Always a well organised, family friendly event that I very much look forward to.  The popular New Years Day event of this quarterly fair was cancelled this year because of continuing Covid concerns at the time, so it was good to have it back and I wasn't disappointed with what I found!

So, let this week's instalment serve as a tempting little insight into this fabulous event, York Antique Home & Vintage Fair, everybody...!

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When Shipping Goes Wrong In The Antiques Trade - Royal Mail & Other Claims

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When Shipping Goes Wrong In The Antiques Trade - Royal Mail & Other Claims

Welcome to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'.

Over the course of the past six months I've been having some mixed fortunes with the parcels I'm sending through Royal Mail.  Some have been destroyed, some have been delayed significantly and some have simply gone missing altogether, but the issues don't end there!  Quite frankly, I think there's something smelly at the core of some of these postal services, something designed to stitch up small businesses, particularly in the antiques trade, and conversely, designed to protect big business at all costs.

This week, I thought I'd share a few of the issues I've experienced and reach out to you lovely lot for some advice on how you go about your shipping and find out if, like me, you've experienced similar issues, not just with Royal Mail, but with other postal services too.

So, as always, get that kettle on and get your stamps out as we talk all things shipping and discuss what happens when it all goes horribly wrong...

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Antiques & Collectibles - The Trends For 2022

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Antiques & Collectibles - The Trends For 2022

It's Monday once again which can mean only one thing... It's 'Blog Post Monday' time!

Last year I wrote a blog post looking at some potential trends within the antiques and collectibles market for that year.  It proved to be one of my top performing posts, so, with it being a new year, I thought I'd have a look at some potential trends for 2022.  After many hours of research, I think I've managed to come up with a few areas where I see growth continuing or potential for new upcoming trends. 

Of course, I'm not a professional trend forecaster, these are simply my own thoughts compiled from my own research, so please take from it what you will, but more importantly, please tell me in the comments below if you have your own predictions for the year ahead!

So, as always, get that kettle on and settle in for my top antique and collectible trends for 2022...

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Being A Self Employed Antiques Dealer - My 2021 Review

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Being A Self Employed Antiques Dealer - My 2021 Review

Well, hello there, a very merry Christmas to you all! Welcome to the final 'Blog Post Monday' of 2021.

I thought I'd finish off this year by having a bit of a recap of what I've achieved over the course of this year.  Another year on as a self employed antiques dealer.  I'll be sharing some of my highs, as well as some of my lows, in what I hope you'll find to be an honest and personal account of my life as a self employed person or more specifically, an antiques dealer.

I'm truly thankful to every single person who has bought from me, read my blog, watched my YouTube channel, shared something of mine or even offered some words of encouragement or advice. Without your support Source Vintage just wouldn't exist and I wouldn't be living out my dream of being an antiques dealer.

So, as always, get that kettle on and sit back as I invite you into my world of antiques and self employment...

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