27 October 2009

Antiquexplorer magazine - October issue

Editor's Note October Issue
Yet again we’ve had a hectic month, what with the deadline and launch of our annual Homexplorer Interiors Guide which has been greatly supported by the Antiques and Interiors trade even during the uncertain time at the beginning of the year.

The Art Editor of the antiquexplorer also had to find the time to publish his first book The Golden Age of Zoo Postcards, and lastly reaching the deadline for this issue, which thankfully we achieved if you’re reading this right now!

The past few weeks have also been rather interesting for the antiques trade on ‘the box’. In particular ‘Trust Me I’m a Dealer’ with presenter Paul Martin on BBC2.

I was hooked straight away I have to say, especially when a number of my regular haunts and favourite customers were featured (mentioning no names Jonny!)

The feedback from most dealers I’ve spoken with has been really positive, and some even saw a dramatic upturn of trade in their town. And of course, the antiquexplorer certainly got a plug or two, described as “A great trade source”, which no doubt instigated the sharp increase in our yearly subscriptions – in turn this can only be of further benefit to our loyal customers. The power of television hey!

Antiquexplorer is coming up to its tenth anniversary in the new year and with this, we’ve made a few subtle changes one of which is our logo, another is our new-look website. So if you haven’t visited it before, take a look.

You can search our back issue catalogue by cover – most people recognise which one they’re amiss by the cover – and you could buy yourself, or a friend, one of the specialist pottery books from our online bookstore.

Our dealer directory is currently under construction, but other than that we are confident the new website will become a great online resource, especially with our future expansion plans.

P.S The November issue will be out Friday 30th October, so watch for the updates!