news from the DriverJohn store

We are just back from another Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage. If you’ve not been yet do try and come along to the UK’s best preserved WW2 bomber station and see what they have to offer at this award winning heritage site. The next Scramble is on October 2nd and you can find us there in our regular spot in the Transport Yard. Continue reading

Newbury Antiques & Collector’s Fair 26th October and 7th December 2015

Many thanks to all of those customers who braved a wet August Monday and came along this week to buy from us traders. This was our first time at Newbury with the Driver John stand. It wasn’t the nest of weather for much of what we stock, and so we have signed up for the next two fairs in October and December for an inside pitch instead. Continue reading

our new space at Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre @glosantiques

We have moved into our new space (unit 2.6)  and are now on the opposite side of the top floor overlooking the docks and Waterways Museum.

Chris Bayley Automobilia, who we used to share a space with, now have a cabinet more or less opposite our new space and into our old space has moved a seller specialising in sporting memorablila so there are plenty of Mantiques amongst all of the other 100 or so dealers who sell at GQAC.

Having more room has allowed us to get more stock in and we have a diverse range of car, bus, train, truck, plane, ship and horse related items at prices from around a fiver up to a few hundred quid. We try to top up stock every three weeks or so and are always on the lookout for new things. Pride of place this week goes to a standard lamp in the form of a Victorian street lamp complete with flickering gas light effect bulb.

It looks like a scorcher of a summer this year, but the docks and the river do bring a cool breeze and the antiques centre is air conditioned so come on out and spend the day in Gloucester docks and quays. loads to do and see, plenty of places to eat, lots of car parking and we are only about a ten to fifteen minute walk from the station.

some great new stock arriving at our Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre space

A recent buying trip has yielded some great advertising signs for oil, tyre and vehicle companies. Continue reading

Gloucester Antiques Centre is back in business

I think that officially it will now be Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre and it will take a little while to get the social media and web side of things working again, but the centre is back in business as of yesterday. Continue reading

some nice car badges from our automobilia selection

We have a number of car badges available, some of which are in the photo here. Continue reading

so what’s new for sale at DriverJohn then?

Despite the problems with Gloucester Antiques Centre we are still very much in business. Amongst what we have for sale at the moment there are a number of aviation related collectibles from BOAC, Pan Am, American Airlines and others, mostly from the 1960s and 1970s, but some 1950s and some contemporary. Many of these have been listed on our eBay store and there are some more to come, so do click the link on our eBay site to subscribe for updates. Continue reading

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