Joan Porter of Antiques Trade Gazette reports on Salvo Fair (16 January 2010).
'Advance news from the Salvo Fair organisers who had their busiest fair to date last year, despite the recession.
Ruby Kay tells me that with around 6,000 visitors expected over the three days of the fair, the number of stands has been capped at 80-75 of which are reserved for antiques and reclaimed materials.
"We want to make sure visitors have enough money to go round the number of exhibitors," she explains. "As visitor numbers increase, we will increase the number of exhibitors. Exhibitors re-booking tend to reserve bigger pitches so, even with the 80-stand cap, we expect to see the fair grow in scale."
Among the more quirky offerings at the June 25 (trade day) to June 27 fair, are two cast-iron radiators once owned by Orson Welles, from well known purveyors of all things reclaimed, Architectural Forum of Islington.
The Salvo organisers are particularly keen to welcome groups of specialist collectors as exhibitors of architectural, garden and decorative items.'