12/09/2018 by Mancave- Collectables 0 Comments
The Beaulieu International Auto-jumble 2018
The Ultimate Show for the Motoring enthusiast
Beaulieu International Auto-jumble August 30th - September 2nd 2018
Welcome to our maiden blog where we share information and stories and discoveries form the biggest fairs around the UK. Other than a great day out we also are sourcing the very best in Antiques, Collectables and Advertising treasures to give you the unique opportunity to own..
The Beaulieu International allocated alongside the National Motor Musuem is one of the largest gatherings in Europe and attracts collectors, buyers and sellers from around the world. This is the one show I certainly look forward to each year around the start of September. Spread over 3 large fields covering each of British, French, Belgium, Dutch and German sellers with the ultimate in diversity you can no doubt source any car part that has been a lifetime to find. Now although this is a motoring advertised show it also consists of such things Film posters, Enamel Signs, Juke Boxes, Fruit Machines, Badges and all types of Antique Ephemera. On the motoring stalls there is always a varied selection of vintage car barn finds waiting to be restored to former glories, this together with horns, clocks, dials and petrol pumps and sad looking seats, the place never fails to disappoint.
I always head for regular trusted colleagues to catch up and see their new wares to see possible new ideas to bring to the web site to enhance your
searching experience. I immediately target 2 extremely rare Chipperfied Circus posters from the early 1950’s with Edinburgh location stickers and after an
initial tense negotiation followed by an lighter version we both reached a satisfactory deal to secure both.
With a spring in my step from my first buy I turned into the large covered marquee to fix eyes on a stunning 1950's Goodyear Tyres logger lorry advertising poster, the vibrant colours were a joy on the eyes and ad I’ve known the dealers for a few years, deal done and move on to my next opportunity. An early coffee and snack break later we had a relaxing zig-zagging stalls to see the more hidden items that people had unearthed. The afternoon produced some interesting pieces and discussions feedback from the fair and possibilities that next year will be our 1st time as a stall holder.
After 7 miles of walking and coffee breaks we decided to head back to the base in Brockenhurst to enjoy a pint of Village Idiot and a Dorset Knob to wash down a lively Thai Curry and swapping stories and unusual finds makes this the most important part of the event as you can’t take everything in.
If you choose to go to any show add this one to your bucket list , please flick through the photos and in the future join me there one day.