Our efforts have not been in vain - National Antiques Week 2013 was a smash hit and we have to say an enormous thank you to David Juran of The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair who hosted our wonderful party and Awards Ceremony!
The evening was a two part event which we shared with our colleagues over at Homes and Antiques Magazine who were presenting their awards for Shop of the Year.
The Homes and Antiques awards were presented by Judith Miller and our very own Antiques Young Gun Mark Hill and the Young Guns Awards were presented by Mr Nicky Haslam and another of our home team Young Guns Mr George Johnson
And the awards went to!
Winner of the 2013 Antiques Young Gun is Timothy Medhurst, 21, of Reeman Dansie Auctioneers whom the judges all agreed was an outstanding ambassador for the trade based on his enthusiasm and energetic support for the campaign, his willingness to promote his fellow dealers and his absolute commitment to his profession. Well done Tim!!
Keeley Harris who owns Discover Vintage and runs multiple events across the UK including Festival of Vintage. The judges agreed that Keeley's achievements and hard work together with her ability to include and work with her peers has really put her on the map and we felt that her success will be an encouragement for other young dealers in the vintage trade.
Chris Oxley of the family firm P A Oxley Antique Clocks has been a pivotal member of the Antiques Young Guns group on Twitter and has been a fantastic supporter of the campaign and his fellow Young Guns. Chris has displayed a heartfelt commitment to the family business since his teenage years and has taken the business, a traditional and highly respected business into the 21st Century with gusto.
The judges were delighted to be able to award one extra prize on the night having struggled to select just three winners from such a starry line-up! Alfies Antique Market generously offered a free stand at this famous and iconic London landmark antiques, vintage and Mid C Retro emporium for two months in the summer of 2013 and this award went to Alys Dobbie of Nana Dobbie who the judges agreed was the ideal person to make the very best of this opportunity. Alys has established a destination vintage and Mid C shop in Brighton and works with her father to manage another Nana Dobbie shop in Cornwall. She is perfectly poised to take London by a storm and what better place than Alfies? Alys has a great sense of personal style and her shops reflect this and at Alfies she will have the chance to meet and interact act with the seasoned and experienced dealers - a true Young Gun experience.
All the Young Gun shortlist will benefit from a fantastic package of prizes from our generous sponsors including: Hotel Una Brighton;Cooper Antiques Fairs; Penman Antique Fairs; On-Line Galleries and Antiques are Green
HOMES & ANTIQUES SHOP OF THE YEAR
There were tears of joy from one of the winners of the prestigious Homes & Antiques Shop of the Year Awards and we will be posting lots more pictures on Monday.
THE OFFICIAL SHORTLIST FOR YOUNG GUNS OF THE ANTIQUES TRADE
AS PART OF NATIONAL ANTIQUES WEEK 2013
In no particular order:
|Matt Nunn (37) runs Apsley Antiques Ltd & Fleaglass Ltd and he has been bringing the scientific antiques market to a whole new generation.
|Natalie Smith (32) she opened her own antique centre at only 26 years old and proves that antique centres are not an old person’s game.
Woodbridge Antiques Centre
|Alys Dobbie(29) owns two vintage shops under the Nana Dobbie brand, one in Brighton and one in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, and is causing a stir in the 20th century collectables and vintage worlds.
|Keeley Harris (36) who runs Discover Vintage & Vintage Emporium, has been causing waves from her shop in York and from the various vintage fairs she runs nationwide including Chiswick, Brighton, Somerset, Bristol and Birmingham.
|Paul Jones (29) runs Morgan Fairs and also owns his own shop in Cheshire specialising in Victorian pine and country furniture, and also selling smaller items including books, folk art & kitchenalia.
P Jones Antiques
|James Gooch (30) who’s another founding member of the #AntiquesYoungGuns runs Doe and Hope a web based antiques and curios shop that aims to bring a bit of fun and showmanship to the trade.
Doe and Hope
|Chris Oxley (36) is another founding member of the #AntiquesYoungGuns. He has been bringing a young outlook to the traditional world of longcase clocks.
P A Oxley Antiques
|Sam Loxton (33) travels the world sourcing the finest jewellery for Lucas Rarities and has a love for the finest items. In his words: “I consider myself a champion of antique jewellery and hope to kick start a revolution against the modern jewellery which is being distributed and mass marketed worldwide”
|Kieran Mathewson (26) is a dealer in tribal art, architectural reclamation and country furniture and has carved out a career through determination and a inner love for the objects he deals in.
|Timothy Medhurst (21) has turned a childhood love of coins in a career, he is an auctioneer specialising in the numismatic world. He is determined to bring a young edge to an area of the trade that is sometimes seen as old and stuffy.
|Robbie Timms (30) of S&S Timms Antiques from Ampthill in Bedfordshire is one of the founding members of the original #AntiquesYoungGuns. He has been bringing a new outlook to the traditional furniture side of the trade and Robbie was behind the launch of the first antiques shop in the world to launch their very own Iphone/Ipad app.
S & S Timms Antiques