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The Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market draws enthusiasts and collectors to the United Counties Showground from all over the UK.  Arrive early, bag a bargain and pick up interesting additions to house and home, choose from an truly eclectic mix of collectable and household items.


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2015 will be Towy’s twenty-second year of organising antiques events in Carmarthen and this year we have responded to increasing popular demand and changed the format of the fairs.  We shall be arranging eight Antiques and Flea market fairs, each of them one-day events.  These one-dayers have been hugely well-received and provide the opportunity for trading at very reasonable cost.

All indoor stands at the Carmarthen Antiques and Flea must be pre-booked.  

Outside stands at the Flea can be had by turning up on the day and paying at the gate (£35).

Gates open at 7.30 am for sellers.

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Visitors please note that admission for adults will be £4.00 to all events in 2015.

Further details may be had from Towy Events 01267 236569 or for details for exhibiting, please complete the form on the "Contact Towy Events" page of this website.

The Showground Postcode is SA33 5DR, but take care, your sat nav will take you to the farm across the main road, so look out for signs to the Showground when you get to within a mile of us.                                            

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Carmarthen Flea Market Continues to be a Collectors Paradise

The next Carmarthen Flea Markets take place on Sunday December the 28th between 10.00am and 4.00pm at United Counties Showground, admission for adults is £4.00. For more information, including details on exhibiting email us at info@towyevents.co.uk  or call us on 01267 236 569. All indoor pitches must be pre-booked whilst outdoor pitches will be available on the day with set-up at 7.30am. Meanwhile keep up to date with all our news and events by following us on Twitter @TowyEvents.

Amongst the treasures to be found at the next Carmarthen Flea Market to be held on Sunday December the 28th will be two special watercolours depicting agricultural life in the 1930’s.  Not only are these beautiful paintings in their own right, but they were specially commissioned for a collection of cigarette cards.    

The earliest cigarette cards date from 1875 and were issued by the US-based Allen and Ginter tobacco company. Many other US and then UK companies soon followed suit but it was John Player & Sons in 1893 that produced the first general interest sets ‘Castles and Abbeys’.

Each set of cards typically consisted of 25 or 50 related subjects, but series of over 100 cards per issue are known. Popular themes were 'beauties' (famous actresses, film stars and models), ‘sporters’ (in the US mainly baseball, in the rest of the world mainly football and cricket), nature, military heroes and uniforms, heraldry and city views.

The printing of cigarette cards was discontinued in order to save paper during World War II and never fully reintroduced thereafter.

These paintings will be of interest to a number of different collectors as well to visitors who will simply appreciate the quality of these watercolours.