Organiser Stan Woodhouse is greatly encouraged by response to his new East of England Paper Fair at St Ives, Cambridgeshire on March 11.
He has more than 20 dealers already signed up, and others who haven’t paid yet but who are pencilled in.
“I am expecting to have 35 to 40 dealers on the day, so for a first fair I’m quite pleased. But I would like to remind any dealers who are thinking of coming that there is a discount for those who have paid me by February 1.
“All the wall tables have been taken, but the cost of a double-centre table is £75 (£65 with discount) or a single £40 (£35.)
“Also all customers will get the chance to win one of two £50 prizes of postcards or accessories on the day. There’s a £2 on the door entry, and I will be inviting all customers to let me have their personal contact details. Those who agree will go into the draw.
“There will be two draws during the event and anyone whose name is picked out can buy £50 worth of cards or whatever from any dealer and I will go and pay that dealer for them there and then.”