Antiques - London to L.A.

If you’re looking for antiques in London, don’t miss Alfies Antique Market - a large, bustling indoor emporium, housed in an art deco style building in trendy Marylebone - where over 100 antiques dealers display their wares, including furniture, art, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics and jewellery.

Alfies, named in Wallpaper magazine as one of the best shopping destinations in London, with fans including Stella McCartney, Jean Paul Gaultier and Keira Knightley, has been trading since 1976.

For the first time in its 40 years of trading, this year Alfies will be exhibiting at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair at Battersea, at the autumn edition taking place on Tuesday 27 September to Sunday 2 October.

Christopher Hall at Alfies 

If you’re in town, visit Alfies at 13-25 Church Street, Marylebone, London, NW8 8DT. You’re bound to find something intriguing!

If you can't make it into London for that special, collectable find, don't despair, visit Paddle8, the online auction house which holds monthly themed auctions. Paddle8 is a convenient market place for collectors seeking extraordinary art and objects, including artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Sol Lewitt and Pablo Picasso.

Ceramic plate: PABLO PICASSO
Vase au bouquet, 1956
Lot Number 27 

For my readers across the pond, looking for that special something closer to home, or visitors to the USA, look no further than for the Top U.S. Towns for Summer Antiquing.  Alternatively, download Invaluable's app for iPhone or iPad and stay up to date on sales, wherever you are in the world!

Elvis fans may be lucky enough to purchase some Elvis Presley memorabilia including a pair of boots he wore, his guitar case or a signed photo such as this...

Lot 13, 1955 Elvis Presley signed early promotional photo, The Auction at Graceland (August 13)
7 Rockin' Objects Owned by Elvis Presley