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Welcome to the Retro Bazaar Spring Newsletter - April 2013
Busy Busy Busy
Well the first months of 2013 have certainly started with a bang! We have had our busiest start to the year since we began this adventure three years ago. We have had amazing online sales and great shows including two fab Furniture Fleas at Bethnal Green (next one 9th June) and a great Mid-Century Modern Show at Dulwich College.
May is looking equally busy with local and London Shows. We are in
Milton Keynes, for the first MK Antiques Fair bank holiday weekend (4th– 6th May) and Alexandra Palace on 12th May. We are also
off to the sunny South-West on the 19th for the first Vintage Home
Show at the Bristol Paintworks – an amazingly quirky venue. For full details of
all the shows we are attending go to the events page of our website.
Retro B Out & About - Scotland Bound
Typical isn’t it - you wait years for a vintage festival to come to Scotland – then like buses two come at once! In the summer we are coming to Glasgow for the Vintage Festival, part of the Merchant City Festival in July then off to Edinburgh in the autumn for Vintage Nation- a one day extravaganza at the Corn Exchange in October.
As in previous years the Vintage Festival Marketplace is being curated by Judy Berger of Judy’s Affordable Vintage and we’re sure it will be up to her usual high standard. Vintage Nation is Judy’s own Festival creation which had its successful inaugural event in Brighton last year.
We are looking forward to both events and hopefully they will be part of the larger festival season for us.
Remember we can bring most purchases from our website or our eBay shop to shows we are attending to save postage costs!
Record Players Galore!
With the resurgence of interest in vinyl the market for our restored record players and radiograms is very buoyant. We were going to enthuse about an amazing Sobell radiogram & bar from the 1950s – but it sold while going to press!
So what else do we have in stock? Well we have just purchased a collection of 11 portable vintage record players from the 1950s – 1970s. We are slowing restoring them and will be bringing them to the shows we are attending in May and they will be starting to appear on the website soon, so please bear with us.
Each record player will be stripped down lubricated and serviced, new stylus, cartridge & valves will be fitted, where needed, and where possible each machine will be adapted for any MP3 player! If you are interested in a record player please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send through photos.
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