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Ian Parmiter, Ian Parmiter’s Antiques
Ian’s most memorable moment after selling at Kempton for over 30 years is selling to Paloma Faith.
Q- How long have you been trading at Sunbury Antiques Market?
A- I’ve been buying and selling at Kempton for at least 30 years
Q- What did you previously do before starting in the antique trade?
A- Trained as a chef then musician with garage-punk band Emptifish
Q- What is your most memorable moment at Kempton (maybe something funny)?
A- Selling to Paloma Faith was a memorable moment she was delightful!
Q- What’s the best find you’ve ever had here?
A- My best find ever was a Chinese vase I bought for £10 and sold for £44,000
Q- What significant changes have you seen in the trade?
A- Sadly online business has spoilt a lot of the fun and mystery of the antiques trade
Q- What brings you back time and again?
A- It’s the people and the characters that bring me back every time I love it!
Q- What is the one thing you cannot live without?
A- I can’t live without the buzz and fun of the chase of the antiques trade we are all treasure hunters and it’s an exciting world!
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