Buying and Selling Antiques, Vintage Items and Collectables for Pleasure and Profit

This is a practically oriented course that will look at the options for buying antiques and vintage items from auctions, antique markets, online and car boot sales.  We will identify the advantages and disadvantages of each and explore the many categories and periods of antiques and vintage items to be traded and consider the costs of acquiring them and the potential profits to be made.

This is a fun course for all whether you are a complete beginner or have been dabbling in antiques and vintage items for years.  Stephen Poulter, the tutor, is an experienced antiques dealer and was previously an auctioneer and is well known locally for his lively and entertaining courses.  This particular course has been a sell-out at different venues in East Anglia so we welcome him to Learn:

Please note that Stephen will not be able to value your possessions during the course itself.

The 8 week course begins on Monday, September 30th 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Eye Bowls Club and the cost is £45 including refreshments.  There will be a half-term break.

Stop Press:  Mark Mitchels will be returning to Stradbroke Community Centre for Learn: on Wednesday, October 16th at 2.00pm to deliver one of his last talks.  The subject will be The Witchfinder General.  More details next month and in our newsletter.

Classic Cinema Matinees

Learn: is collaborating with Stradbroke Cinema to show classic films as Wednesday matinee performances with a short introductory talk to the film and finishing with tea and cakes.  We will be taking advantage of the superb facilities at Stradbroke Community Centre for this venture beginning in November.  More details next month or in our newsletter.

If you would like further details about any of the above or would like to be added to our mailing list for a regular newsletter please contact me at or 01379 384248 or 07730011951