Happy New Year—2017 is going to be a banner year for Royal Doulton enthusiasts. The highlight will be the Summer Royal Doulton Fair on Sunday, June 11. We’re excited because this year it will be at the newly refurbished World of Wedgwood in Barlaston.
This event features a guest appearance by Michael Doulton, an exclusive fair special and a full day’s activities for collectors. There will be a vast selection of Royal Doulton for sale from the UK’s top Royal Doulton dealers and you’ll also be able to preview Royal Doulton’s latest additions. The World of Wedgwood location gives us even more special things to do.
As a bonus, Candy and Bill Beal of White Nights Northern Lights travel company are building one of their “To The Manor Born” UK tours around our event from Monday, June 5, through Sunday, June 18. Their tour includes guided tours in and around the Cotswolds, Stoke-on-Trent and the Potteries, Oxford and the Thames Valley; ground transportation; gourmet meals; and rooms at exclusive manor houses that have been converted to hotels and selected for their comfort, fine dining and unique atmosphere, such as Barnsley House in the Cotswolds (below).
Tours will include iconic locations like Windsor Castle, Chatsworth House, Little Moreton Hall and the Cotswold countryside, but also many places especially designed to interest Royal Doulton collectors. Candy and Bill live in the US but this tour is open to collectors like yourself from anywhere. More details and surprises will be coming soon but if you’d like to get more details now please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll be participating in some of the tour events so I’m looking forward to seeing many of you there in June. Space will be limited at these manor houses so please contact the Beals as soon as possible.