Preston Arms Fair – 4th November 2012

The 4th November saw our Arms and Militaria fair return to the Swallow Hotel at Samlesbury after its short change of venue at The Dunkenhalgh Hotel at Clayton Le Moors.
This was definitely the right move as the fair was the best attended venue that we have ever had in 14 fairs! It’s fair to say that all of the dealers and our visitors were very pleased we had returned to the excellent venue from where we started off, and the overwhelming verdict was it was a great success. Within 10 days of the fair 90% of the tables are sold out for the next fair on the 24th February 2013 which we think proves the point!   It was noticeable that we attracted many new visitors in addition to our regulars which was good to see.
Our next fair will be held on the 24th February 2013, and is one of four in the New Year.
May we take the opportunity at this time to wish all of our dealers and visitors a very happy Christmas and a successful New Year of 2013 and we thank all of our dealers for the professional way in which they have run their tables which has made the fair the success it has become. Many thanks go also to the superb staff at the Swallow who have worked hard to provide a friendly and attractive venue for us.
A final point is that from the New Year,  Preston Arms Fair will be hosting  “ The Preston Arms and Militaria Auctions”  Needless to say that his will be a quality series of venues catering for many eras of history, details of which will be appearing in the Armourer and other quality magazines nearer the time. It is envisaged that the first auction will be in April but this in not yet certain. The new website will be up and running in the next eight to ten weeks, bids can be made by post , phone or in person at each auction which will be held at The Swallow Hotel !  Quality catalogues will of course be produced. If anyone would like to speak to us in the meanwhile, please contact us on the Arms Fair telephones or email.
Best Regards to all from Mave, John, Gary and Robert

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