Dealer and Trade Organisations

Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association

The AAADA is the leading Australian antiques and art industry association, with six state chapters, representing 137 leading antiques and art dealers throughout Australia. Members and Service Providers must meet entry criteria before being admitted, and uphold the principles of the Association and adhere to Codes of Practice. The AAADA holds an annual antiques and fine art fair in Sydney each year. Check the web site for dates and venue.


The initials stand for Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Ouvres D'Art, and it is the worldwide umbrella organisation for antique and art dealers. Lists of CINOA members from dealer organisations from South Africa, Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, U. S. A., France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Holland, Sweden and Switzerland are listed on the site.


The web site of the British Antique Dealers Association, the leading British Association for the antique trade. Founded in 1918, the Association now has over 400 elected members.


The web site of the Association of Art and Antique Dealers of the United Kingdom, with over 750 members, offers an index of members geographically, alphabetically and by stock classification, as well as advice on shippers and other services offered by the organisation.

The Australian and New Zealand Antiquarian Booksellers Association

Association has established their own site which lists all their members, some of whom have catalogues on line.

The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America

ABAA site lists all the members of the ABAA together with their specialities and links to their catalogues, some of which offer search facilities. There is also a link to the site of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

S. L. A. M. (Syndicat National de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne)

The French antiquarian bookseller's association was created in 1914 and has 220 members. This site lists the members alphabetically, geographically, and by speciality, and includes the catalogues of some members.

Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA)

The Gemmological Association of Australia is Australia's historic trade-accepted non-profit educational authority for gemmology, and is responsible for producing Australia's gemmologists by educating and updating members of the gem and jewellery industry, and the general public, about all aspects of gemstones and their substitutes. The GAA conducts extensive professional training programs in each state. Membership of The Gemmological Association is open to people from all walks of life.

Multiple Dealer Sites

France Antiques

France Antiques, is growing and adding new features each week. The latest feature is information on the 18th Biennale des Antiquaires, in Paris, billed as the most prestigious antique fair in the world. The design and background are very easy on the eyes, and the site contains information on antique dealers, antiquarian booksellers, fairs and markets (in France) and auctions.

Carre Rive Gauche Web des Antiquaires

Carre Rive Gauche Web des Antiquaires is another yet another French based site, this one covering the 100+ dealers between the Musee d'Orsay and the Grand Louvre in Paris. The site includes a handy clickable map of the area as well as news, services and a search facility.

Antiques Scotland

If you have visited Scotland you will know what a waelth of antiques there are in the highlands and the lowlands. For the definitive guide go to Antiques Scotland, for a directory of antique dealers, auctions, fairs and events in Scotland.

Collector Online

Antiques on Collector Online, also based in the United States, is devoted entirely to antiques and collectibles. It's an easy-to-use marketplace, offering an Antique Mall, classified ads, collectors clubs, and more. Find your favorite antiques and collectibles, or advertise your items and experience the selling power of the Web!


D'Antiques displays Antiques/collectibles items from many makers in one of the most comprehensive on-line catalogs on the Web. The couple that run the site, Dan Dotson and Marilyn Saul, sell exclusively through their site on the Web, and since setting up have made over 1,200 transactions to over 25 countries in the course of a year. The pictures alone are worth the visit.

The Internet Antique Shop's Antiques and Collectibles Resource Guide

A smorgasbord of links here in this United States site, some of which are located at the site and some of which lead off to independent dealer's pages. Lots of information on U. S antique magazines and books.

MJ's Antique Hangups & CyberMall

A very impressively presented and informative site, based in the United States, including a learning centre, antiques appraisal, and its featured namesake, a Cyber Antique Mall.

Antique Web UK

Antique Web UK is a multi-dealer site promoting antiques and related businesses in the UK to the rest of the world.

Art Network

Art Network, requires special software, which it supplies free of charge, to access the artists, galleries and the 'World Wide Antique Market', a database of images of art and antiques respectively. It also contains a listing of the members of The London Society of Art Dealers.

International Collector's Network

International Collector's Network of the UK covers all types of ephemera and related collecting areas including records, CD's, cassettes, cigarette cards, phone card, posters, stamps, coins and medals, juke boxes and models and toys.


This online Australian and New Zealand price guide includes over 40,000 items covering antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design, from 1500 BC to the present day, with a price range from $5 to $400,000. Data and images are from Carter's Publications, who have been producing antiques and collectable price guides for over 23 years.

Specialist Collecting Areas

Australian Art Sales Digest

The Australian Art Sales Digest is an online database of past Australian and New Zealand auction results, from the early 1970s to the present timeand includes over 300,000 works by more than 11,400 artists. The database is updated regularly with the latest results, as auctions take place. Short and long term subscriptions available.

Australiana Society

The Australiana Society has over 450 members interested in collecting, researching and preserving Australiana. It produces a quarterly 40-page magazine, Australiana. For more information, visit our website. Enquiries,, telephone 02 9389 4404 or mail to Australiana Society, 1151 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108.

Rare Books and Collectibles Australia

Australian booksellers - rare, old, out of print books and collectibles. Antiquarian, rare and used books from our Australian book search engine, linking dealers worldwide, to provide you with a massive database of hard to find books. Books and Collectibles offer an all encompassing range of collectible books, maps, prints, records, cd's and ephemera from our huge online bookstore, backed by an online database that is constantly updated. Featuring a sophisticated book search engine, we source rare, used and out of print books from all over the world. Based in Australia, our service offers you the opportunity to search the stock of book stores worldwide.


The Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) was established in 1985 to foster interest in the decorative and fine arts, to cultivate their appreciation and study, and to encourage the preservation of our cultural and artistic heritage. ADFAS provides for its members a yearly programme of illustrated lectures given by overseas and Australian lecturers chosen for their communication skills and expert knowledge in their fields.

The Belleek Newsletter

The Belleek Newsletter is a meeting place to buy and sell Belleek, obtain general information about the pottery and locate chapters of the Belleek Collectors International Society.

Corkscrew Pages From Don Bull

Another informative site for corkscrew collectors is Corkscrew Pages From Don Bull which offers general information on organisations, newsletters and books on the subject, corkscrews for sale, and most importantly links to other corkscrew sites and a list of corkscrew collectors.


And still another corkscrew site where there is a plethora of information on corkscrews, corkscrew books, corkscrew people, all the corkscrew clubs in existence at the present in the world, articles by expert collectors, links to all other corkscrew websites and even a list of e-mail addresses of corkscrew people plus auction dates and results, Annual General Meeting dates and places, and how to join or participate in corkscrew clubs.

The International Sewing Machine Collectors Society

ISMACS is the world's largest group of sewing machine collectors. ISMACS caters for all those interested in collecting and learning about full size and toy sewing machines. The society has access to a large research library and is regularly consulted by organisations and the general public to help with identification and valuation of early sewing machines.

Major Events

The Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fairs

Three major antique fairs are run at Olympia (London) each year, attended by leading antique and fine art dealers from Britain, Europe and the United States. This site includes dates, ticket hotline, accommodation and press information.


Antiques Reporter

You can find forthcoming auctions and auction results from antiques, decorative arts and collectables auctions from all over Australia and New Zealand at Antiques Reporter. This site will save you searching through countless auction sites for details of forthcoming auctions or to check the price of an antique or collectable.

Art and Australia Quarterly Journal

Sample articles, back issues, artworks, links and more. Australian and Aboriginal visual arts.

World Art Quarterly Journal

The magazine of Contemporary Visual Arts. Sample articles, back issues, artworks, links and more. Contemporary international visual arts, and digital/computer generated visual arts.

World Wide Art

An aggregation of everthing to do with art that is to be found on the Internet. Particuarly useful are the list of links to other art resources, and of interest is the list of artists with illustrated works for sale.

Collector Online Club Directory

Club contact details (United States) for every conceivable type of collectible, from apple corers to zeppelin memorabilia is listed here. Some clubs have home pages. New listings ar