Established in 1998, Blyburgate Antiques is a single owner Antique shop selling a wide variety of antiques and collectables.
The owner, Kate Lee, like many other dealers, didn’t begin her working life dealing in antiques but through a mixture of chance and some would say luck found herself working in London buying and selling antiques in the early 1980’s and moved to Beccles fifteen years ago.
Blyburgate Antiques began life as two separate units but with rapidly expanding stock the premises were soon merged to create one large shop. Stocking a wide variety of quality antiques and collectables including silver, china, metalware, linen, furniture, jewellery, postcards, vintage and modern jewellery plus much more. However, it can often encompass so much more depending on what has been recently bought such as stuffed animals, paintings, carpets, curios etc as the shop does not specialise in just one particular area. Stock is often obtained straight from private sources which means that the majority of the stock is ‘fresh’ not having been bought from another dealer.
‘I enjoy every aspect of antiques, from the buying to the selling, it attracts so many interesting people that each day is different and I would hope that the shop reflects this eclectic range of customers.
Blyburgate Antiques also offers a free verbal valuation, although if you require more formal insurance or probate valuations these can be arranged very easily. They are always interested in seeing anything antique or collectable that you might want to sell. House clearances also undertaken.
Kate Lee has also used her extensive experience of trading at antique fairs to run a twice yearly antique street market in the centre of Beccles, this has become a favourite of both casual interest buyers and serious collectors due to the wide variety of antique traders that attend this buzzing market that has a quite unique atmosphere.
Open Tues, Thurs – Sat 10am – 4pm with plenty of parking in pay and display car park at rear of property. Blyburgate Antiques is also featured in the Beccles Antique Trail Map which shows the location of the other antique shops in Beccles and is a great day of antique hunting and supported by the other various local independent shops and restaurants makes for a excellent day out. For more information on Beccles go to town web site www.beccles.info