Celebrating over 30 years with Fleming Fine Antiques
FROM EBAY TO VICTORIAN UNDERWEAR, MARK FLEMING, CAMDEN'S RESIDENT ANTIQUES EXPERT HAS SEEN IT ALL...
A trusted buyer and seller of the finest antiques, Mark Fleming has been a mainstay at Camden Market for over 30 years. Finding his footing in the antiques world through Victorian jewellery, Mark has been seen on daytime TV valuing items and can now be found valuing pieces worth several thousands and travelling across the country for his next classic.
We caught up with Mark to learn more about the antiques world…
How did you start in Camden Market?
Mark: I started with selling Victorian mourning jewellery, not morning, jewellery for funerals in Bermondsey. I sold at Camden Market out of a big black shed where Market Hall stands today. Then I had three antiques shops up at the Horse Hospital (now FEST) and eventually moved to my shop in Saddle Row behind North Yard.
How long have you been in Camden?
Mark: Since the late 70s, definitely over 30 years.
What is the most interesting piece you’ve valued?
Mark: This Buddha statue used for Hindu festivals. It’s over 200 years old and would have been carried on wooden pillars carried by 4 people.
The most expensive piece?
Mark: This mirror and console dating back to the early 1800s. The frame is wood and the piece is worth over £10,000.
Have you ever valued anything out of the ordinary?
Mark: I once did a piece from Papua New Guinea. It was a penis sheath.
You can find Fleming Fine Antiques down near North Yard, filled to the brim with unique and intricate items. Find out more about his shop here!