LAPADA, the British Association for Art and Antique Dealers, has taken a technological leap forward with its new electronic newsletter, which went live in July 2012.
Even if it’s only an antique balloon back dining chair you’re after, a Lancashire dealer sporting a LAPADA logo is your guarantee of quality, knowledge and service. There are now around 600 LAPADA dealer members in the UK, who until recently kept up with association events through a newsletter, ‘News and Views’. Even though it was only printed three times a year, it was expensive to produce and lacked the immediacy which LAPADA wanted for its members.
This changed in July, when the first News and Views e-newsletter was published on the LAPADA website. This has not only slashed costs; it has also made the magazine far more up-to-date and topical, with members able to respond immediately to articles that grab their attention by email. Another bonus is that non-members can also keep up with events.
The first edition held a particularly welcome piece of news – full details of the 2012 LAPADA/Country Life Object of the Year competition, which was won by a magnificent piece of 17th Century beadwork. The third prize was a tie between two polar items of furniture; a modernist Gerald Summer plywood antique dining chair and an ornate Victorian billiard table made for the heir of the Gilbeys Gin distillery. In the People’s Choice award the public voted rather differently, with an antique chest that had likely seen service at Waterloo voted the winner. The runner up was entirely appropriate – a gold medal from the 1912 Stockholm Games.
From antique chests to Victorian mahogany pedestal desks , there are quality Lancashire antique dealers – just look for the LAPADA logo.
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