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Perfect Pieces September Newsletter…Out Now!

The latest Perfect Pieces newsletter is now out!

In this month’s issue we detail some of the antique fairs that are happening in September 2013 and also take a look at a few of the interesting retired and collectable PenDelfin rabbits that we have added to the Perfect Pieces PenDelfin rabbit section this last month.

CLICK HERE – To read our September 2013 newsletter

If you’ve visited any antique fairs and think they’re worth visiting again then do get in touch – we’re always really interested to read reviews of other antique fairs we’ve not visited.

AMK EVENTS – North Yorkshire 2011 Further Fair Dates

I have just received further dates for AMK Events Antiques Fairs for 2011. They are as follows:

Thirsk Auction Mart Foyer, Blakey Lane, North Yorkshire, YO7 3AB. Dates:

  • 22nd October 2011
  • 19th November 2011

Ingleby Cross Village Hall, N0rthallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3NQ. Dates:

  • 9th October 2011

Admission 60p to both these antique fairs.

For further details about any of these antique & collector fairs please speak to the organiser Audrey Coupland at AMK Events on 01642 711036.

If you do visit any of these Antique Events be sure to leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts – were there lots of people there? What kind of things were on offer? Were there many stall holders standing at the antique fair?…

It’s always interesting to receive feedback on antique events so that other visitors know what kind of thing to expect if they decide to visit so get commenting below!

Buying Pottery From Perfect Pieces

If you’ve been having a tour around the Perfect Pieces website and are interested in purchasing an item but are wondering how to go about paying for it…then read on!

Perfect Pieces can accept payment by UK cheque, UK postal order or we can take payment by credit/debit card through PayPal. Now if you haven’t heard or used PayPal before you’re probably wondering what it is.

PayPal allows you to use your debit or credit card to send and receive money for fee, simply and most importantly safely.

Click here to visit PayPal’s site and read all about it

If you choose to use PayPal then we will sent your item to the address you used when completing your PayPal payment. This address is confirmed by PayPal to ensure the card isn’t being used fraudulently.  So, now you’ve mastered PayPal it’s time to put in your order!

Click here to view our current selection of pottery & collectable for sale

Perfect Pieces Guide To Auctions

If you’ve been buying pottery and glass for your collection or even for someone else and are now thinking of visiting an auction house having seen them on television you might like to look at our guide:

Buying Antiques & Collectables At Auction

It’s not as easy (or cheap!) as you may think and it’s always worth knowing a few things before you start.

In this guide we cover most things from viewing goods at auction, registering to bid, all the way through to actually bidding and then paying for any successful purchases!

If you have any comments or experiences at auction you want to share then do drop us an email or leave a comment, we’re always interested in hearing from people.

Antique & Collectable Resources

If you’re looking for information on antiques and collectables or are simply looking to buy a piece of antique pottery then it’s definitely worth checking out the Perfect Pieces website.

We have a wide range of information for you to browse including a Pottery Mark database, information on the history of many of the well-known British Potteries, and an online antique pottery price guide which features many pieces we have sold over the years.

We also offer information on how to pack pottery when posting it, how to check pieces over so you can be sure of their condition and we have a comprehensive list of FAQs to answer any of those unanswered questions!

If you can think of anything else we could add to our site that you think would be of interest or use to fellow visitors then do let us know. We’re always keen to continue expanding the Perfect Pieces website so any suggestions are always welcome.

Click here to visit the Perfect Pieces website

Perfect Pieces – Payment Methods & All You Need To Know!

If you’re looking at buying a piece of pottery or glass from the Perfect Pieces website then you’re probably wondering how you go about paying for your chosen item(s).

If you’re based within the UK we can accept various payment methods. I’ve included a summary in the list below:

  • UK Cheque – Most people have a cheque book for a bank account. We can only accept UK Sterling cheques only and all cheques should be made payable to “Perfect Pieces
  • UK postal orders – These are available at most post office branches. Full details can be found on the Post Office website – click here for details.
  • On special request we can accept instant bank transfer as a payment method. On request we will provide you with the relevant details for payment to be made.
  • Finally, PayPal. PayPal allows you to pay using your debit or credit card. You don’t need to have a PayPal account to make a payment, one-off payments can be made. Click here for further details about PayPal. Please note, PayPal payments do incur a 2% surcharge.

For international buyers, we only accept payment by PayPal. This allows you to make swift easy payments online using your chosen credit or debit card, and protects both you and us from any potential problems.

So, once you’ve finished browsing our site and have found an item you’d like to purchase simply choose your payment method and the rest is easy!

If you have any problems or have got any questions then do not hesitate to get in touch.

New Stock On Perfect Pieces

Hello Perfect Pieces Visitors!

If you want to keep up to date with the new items that we add to the Perfect Pieces website then all you have to do is look at our home page:


On this page you will see a gallery showing the five latest pieces of stock to be added to our site. For further information about any of the pieces shown all you have to do is click on any of the images.

We hope this will help you when checking out our site, you’ll be able to see easily the latest items added. The Perfect Pieces site is usually updated once a week if not more often so it’s always worth checking back if you can’t find quite what you’re after the first time.

And remember, if you’re after something specific then simply drop us an email to see if we can help or know of anyone else that might be able to help you.

Inspecting Ceramics – How to check for damage & restoration

When you’re buying from an Antique Fair or auction it’s always wise to properly inspect the items so you can be sure you’re getting exactly what you think you are. Whilst the auction house might not have listed any damage on your particular lot, they aren’t required to and once you’ve bought the piece there’s no going back!

Checking for restoration, hairline cracks or any other damage can often be tricky, especially as the light in many of these places isn’t brilliant. That’s why it’s always wise to carry around an eye glass or small magnifying glass.

Here is an example of an eye glass (left) and a jewellers loupe (right). Click on any of the images to see the range that Amazon currently offer:

These really allow you to get up, close and personal with an object and really inspect it. It’s always wise if at all possible to take the item either to a window or towards a light just to give you the best chance of noticing anything.

Why not check out our How to Check Ceramics for Damage, Restoration & Wear guide to help you on your way.