didcot_toy_fair_2015_07_11sThe launch of the first Didcot & Oxfordshire Toyfair is just a few days away now, and we’ve been giving the publicity a big push in the last few weeks. There are pages for the new fair on many on-line listing websites, within events diaries and “What’s on” guides.  We’re very grateful to all those who have agreed to give us a mention, and hope that lots of people respond to the listings and come to see us on Saturday.

We distributed a Press Release (left) at the start of the month announcing the new Didcot & Oxfordshire Toyfair. This was mailed out to all the local newspapers, radio stations and TV studios, as well as trade and collector’s magazines and websites. We were delighted to see that it was picked up by Joan Porter of the Antiques Trade Gazette – the ‘trade’ publication for the antiques, art and collectables industry – and a piece appears in this week’s issue. Unsurprisingly, they chose the fabulous photo of the Britains’ Napoleonic redcoats for their headline image – thanks to Military Miniatures HQ for permission to use this.

Antiques Trade Gazette, cutting from Issue 2201, p46, July 25th 2015didcot_toy_fair_2015_07_20sWe sent out another press release yesterday (right), with a new slant on what we’re doing with the Valuation Roadshow. Since we started this feature as part of our Cirencester Toy & Train Fair, it has become increasingly popular, and we’ve discovered some real gems. We hope that members of the public coming to Didcot will surprise us with even more intriguing and rare items next weekend.

We’re also hoping that our visitors will arrive with armloads of goodies that they may be looking to sell. Our fairs are all about buying and selling toys, games and collectables, and they’re a great opportunity for turning childhood’s treasures into cash.

If you’re planning on visiting us at Didcot, and spend any time on social media, then please give the fair a mention, and we’ll look forward to seeing you on Saturday.