Fairs and Auctioneers

Enjoy the thrill of hearing the hammer come down, or just enjoy picking over the bits and pieces at the fairs.

Derwen Antiques Fairs

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow 

Derwen Antiques Fairs has a long and established track-record of providing quality Antique Fairs within Carmarthenshire. Why not make a trip to their spring, summer and autumn fairs at National Botanic Garden. Here you’ll discover everything from Welsh oak furniture and country pine to French clocks and Persian carpets and much much more. This fair is going places and has doubled in size over the years. Double the opportunity to seek out your perfect take-home find among 60+ inside stands as well as an open-air Vintage market under the cover of 20 marquees. Leave your brolly at home. Just bring a bag and a purse. 

Fast Fact

Set in an iconic location – discover something historic in Paxton’s Tower and something futuristic in Foster’s wonderful centrepiece glass dome – the largest single-span glasshouse in the world.

National Botanic Garden of Wales Llanarthne SA32 8HG

www.derwenantiques.co.uk

Towy Events

Simply second hand

The Carmarthen Antiques and Flea markets at the United Counties Showground are must-go -to events. A regular feature of life in Carmarthenshire, they are a magnet for enthusiasts and collectors of all manner of interesting bygones that have been pre-owned and pre-loved. There’s a buzz inside and out as crowds of treasure-hunters from across the UK, pick up must-haves for house and home. You name it; you’ll see it – Antiques, Georgian furniture, garden tools, Welsh pottery, vintage, retro, up-cycled, the list is eclectic and limitless. You’ve got nine chances to be part of the action in 2018. Don’t miss out. Arrive early. Beat the crowds. Bag a bargain.

Fast Fact

Convenient location –minutes away from the historic market and county town of Carmarthen situated along the banks of the glorious River Towy.

Carmarthen Showground Nant-y-ci SA33 5DR

www.towyevents.co.uk 

Peter Francis Auctioneers

Under the hammer
Peter Francis Auctioneers is a name synonymous with quality and professional, specialising in the buying, selling and valuation of antiques, fine arts, and collectors’ items. If you’re a serious buyer or seller, or simply curious, make a visit to their regular fortnightly auctions at Towyside. Here you can view between 650-750 lots of all manner of wonderful and marvellous items, from the general to specialist areas such as classic vehicles, oriental ceramic, toys and juvenilia, rugs and textiles and of course, Welsh interest. But that’s not all. There are also periodic Fine Catalogue Sales and online timed sales. Make a bid. Enjoy the thrill of the hammer coming down.

Fast Fact

Auction days open at 08.00 auctions begin 09.30, also checkout the ‘wonderful things’ video on their website

Towyside Salerooms Old Station Road Carmarthen SA31 1JN

www.peterfrancis.co.uk

 

Jones and Llewellyn Auctions

More to explore

Jones and Llewelyn are a big name throughout Wales and beyond. It’s not surprising really as thousands of items that need valuing and auctioning pass through their trusted hands on a daily basis. That’s why they’re never short of a vast range of often unique and always interesting objects and works to auction at their much talked about fortnightly sales at Llandeilo. There you’ll find big lots. Over 1,000 in each sale, giving you so much more to explore. Take your pick from antique furniture, collectables, rare china, fine art, toys and valuable and quality modern furniture. Take home that piece you didn’t know you wanted till you saw it.

Fast Fact

Located just minutes from the lovely market town of Llandeilo, brimful with niche shops and funky eateries. Make a day of it and carry on 10km along the Talley Road and take time out at the 12th century Abbey in the Cothi Valley.

Llandeilo Auction Rooms Talley Road Llandeilo SA19 7HR

www.jonesandllewelyn.com