The antique-hunter's indispensable guide to the best places to go in the UK and Ireland to browse, buy, and bid for antiques. The main section of the book is devoted to antiques shops and dealers, centres, and auction houses, which are listed ...
alphabetically after being divided by region, county, and town. Each entry shows information such as address, phone number, opening hours, e-mail address and website, member organizations (e.g. LAPADA), and year established, along with - depending on whether dealer, centre, or auction house - details of stock, services provided, frequency of sales, availability of catalogues, and numbers of dealers within a centre. The directory of Associated Services, added to every year, is organized alphabetically according to the service offered, and regionally within that if necessary, and offers vital details on insurance valuers, repairers, restorers, packers, and shippers. The Fairs section lists over 1,000 fairs that will take place throughout 2006, allowing the collector to plan trips around particular events. To enable the reader to find a dealer for the specific subject they are interested in an Index of Specialists is provided, and to go directly to any entry that mentions a specific area needed, there is the Index of Place Names - all along with a general index. So whether it is a specialist dealer or a French polisher you need, Miller's Shops, Fairs & Auctions in the UK & Ireland 2006 is your essential guide to finding out where to find them.