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A Fondness for Fruit Tea Caddies

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February 18th 2021
A warm welcome to our all lovely readers. Thank you to all of you romantics that took us up on our valentines special, we have been well informed by most of you that the Chocolate was the icing on the cake! We hope you are all doing well and are in good health.
The voices on the radio in the office have been telling us that the vaccine rollout has been steaming ahead and our Prime Minister is to announce an exit plan for this current lockdown in the next few days. With the weather finally starting to warm up and some sort of plan on the horizon, it feels like the weight of this pandemic is starting to lift.
We hope that everyone remains cautious and stays safe. We are looking forward to seeing you all when the fairs start again!

In the meantime, we will continue populating the website with new stock regularly so don’t forget to check in frequently so you don’t miss out on anything.

Featured Stock
Antique Jewellery Box
Coromandel Jewellery Box
James Dougall Face Box
Henry Clay Tea Caddy
Gentleman’s Jewellery Box
Rosewood Jewellery Box
Pollard Oak Decanter Box
Green Tortoiseshell Box
James Dougall Silver Box
Burr Yew Tea Caddy
Oak Letter Box
Mercedes Decanter
Rosewood Jewellery Box
Art Deco Jewellery Box
We are listening to your feedback and appreciate some items are a little out of reach, so we are now accepting layaway payment methods.
Contact us for more details about the item you’d like to purchase.

+44 (0) 1604 863979     

“To buy or not to buy that is the question”?

How many times have I stood in front of an object, gazed at it and pondered why on earth I need to buy it? The brain then ticks away thinking where could I put it,  how good it would look and lastly whether I can afford it. Why on earth does anyone need an 18th-century tea caddy in the shape of an apple?

Then the obliging expert miraculously appears in this case Mark Goodger, master of all things beautiful, small and perfectly formed. He fires up my enthusiasm with his knowledge of the said object and encourages me to buy with his comments on the caddy’s wonderful colour, condition, value and of course the fact that it’s a real collector’s piece!

So, I deal …..enjoy doing the deal and then find myself smiling all the way home, feeling perhaps a little guilty but what the hell! Yes, it looks great amongst my other tea caddies as I knew it would and having rearranged things a little, I may just have found a small space for perhaps yet another one …one day!

I’ve often asked myself why I feel the need to buy more tea caddies but for me it’s a real and abiding passion, as tea caddies for me tell a story and just looking at them sends me back a couple of centuries.  They seem to speak to me with their shape, colour and the fact they are so tactile… I wonder who has touched them, who has used them and where they have sat.  What have they seen if only they could speak! Of course, caddies once held a very important place in a grand household when tea was very expensive so had to be kept under lock and key!

With Mark Goodger at my side with his encouraging words, persuading me to buy yet another of his tea caddies it surely beats collecting Tupperware and tin boxes.

It’s fruitwood caddies for me every time.

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and our guest writers daughter is an artist and just as passionate about these precious fruit caddies. Rather than a photograph memento, Emma prefers to capture them in another medium! Which we think is fantastic.
If you are interested to see any more of Emma’s work she can be found on Instagram: 
We would love to hear from you, tell us your story so we can publish in this newsletter, we can add images and will liaise with you. Rest assured your identity will be kept strictly private.
Click here: mark@markgoodger.co.uk  or call Mark.
We thought we should show off just some of the beautiful fruit tea caddies we have available.
Treen Apple Caddy
Squash Tea Caddy
Blushing Apple Caddy
Pear Tea Caddy
Melon Tea Caddy
Apple Tea Caddy
Pear Tea caddy
Fruit Treen Tea Caddy
We are also starting to upload content to our youtube channel. This will include featured items that will give you a better look at some of the wonderful items we have available.

We are also planning on a few video features on some of the subjects and questions we are often asked.

So don’t forget to subscribe and click on the notification bell so you don’t miss out on future uploads!

Founded By Dealers for Dealers

We are very excited to announce we are now part of a new website platform founded by Dealers for Dealers. 2Covet have some really exciting ideas and we are pleased to be part of their journey together. More hot off the press news will be revealed in our next newsletter.

2Covet provides a transparent, reliable marketplace that connects world-renowned dealers and their most exceptional pieces with discerning buyers and collectors, in order to foster mutually beneficial relationships.

2covet has also taken over The Chelsea Antiques fair.

Chelsea is the longest established event of its kind having run consecutively since 1951. The proposed 2021 Fair will host around 30 dealers, initially inviting 2Covet members and former Chelsea exhibitors. Displays will reflect the stunning architecture in the newly refurbished Chelsea Old Town Hall, adding style and elegance to the event, which is anticipated to be open for seven days, Monday to Sunday, offering a sumptuous selection of art and antiques accompanied by tempting food and drink.

More information can be found HERE

We are geared up for Brexit and everything should be ready to keep our delivery times as speedy and efficient as they always have been.
We are not liable for any extra customs or VAT charges that may occur.
If you have any concerns or questions, please get in touch.

Purchasing online
With no exhibitions and unable to see, inspect or handle our pieces, we understand this can be frustrating. More and more of us having to come to terms with purchasing goods online, which is not what we’re used to – but please feel free to call or email any further questions you may have regarding any of our items, we are only too happy to hear from you and always here to answer any of your questions.

If you happen to see an item on our website click the ADD TO CART blue button and proceed to purchase or contact us by the ENQUIRE blue-button.

For your peace of mind! All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this, our items come with a 14-day no-quibble money-back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

Many have now taken advantage of our LAYAWAY payment process; making what would normally be outreach purchases more affordable. For more details, please contact us here sales@markgoodger.co.uk

If you ever miss a newsletter or are a new subscriber – our previous newsletters can be found in the “catalogue” section or our website; they are added a few days after the initial email as we like to give you, our subscribers, the first look.
Click on the grey banner to view now. 

Looking for something specific? Don’t forget to use the search tool on our homepage!
A warning about fakes!

More and more of us are shopping online during these times, which has unfortunately seen a surge in rogues out there keen to prise you of your hard-earned money. Please be careful when buying antiques online, fakers have been extremely busy and making lots of money!

So many flaws hidden by clever photography, added inlays, period caddies re-veneered and turned into what appear to be rare unusual designs – these unscrupulous fraudsters giving us dealers a bad name! 
So please, do your homework thoroughly on the person/dealer and the item you are looking to buy.

I am happy to give my opinion and will not charge you for my time especially if you’re a customer of ours. I do this for many of my collectors, after all, I am as keen as you to help build the best collection money can buy. 


Following government guidelines, our showroom is still open for click & collect by appointment only. All government guidelines have been taken to make sure your visit is safe. However, our online services are still the best way of purchasing.

Certain postal restrictions are in place due to the coronavirus. Prior to purchasing, if you are uncertain of any postal restrictions where you live, please get in contact and we will look into it for you and be happy to assist.        

Tel +44 (0) 1604 863 979
Mob. +44 (0) 7779 654 879

Don’t forget to check in to the website regularly so you don’t miss out on our new stock!
We can reached by phone:
01604 863979 (Monday – Friday: 9am – 4:30pm) 
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Visits are by appointment only. If you have any questions relating to future appointments or an item you are considering purchasing please get in touch.

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Our 2019 brochure can be viewed by clicking on the image below. A complimentary copy will be sent with all purchases. Please contact us if anything is of interest.
Website & Online Payments

We now only accept payments for items online! So if you see something you like please go ahead and purchase the item before it gets snapped up!!  
This can be done by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button on the item you would like to purchase.

Then click on the shopping cart icon at the top of the page and click on “proceed to checkout” button on the dropdown menu.
Payments can also be made by bank transfer, paypal, or we can invoice you through our website give us a call on:
+44 (0) 1604 863979
If you have any other questions relating to payment. Please bear in mind that the facility to deliver an item to an address other than that of the registered card-holder is only available for existing customers.

Send us an email with as much information as possible and we’ll get straight on the case for you. We may even have that coveted piece in our ‘special reserve’! Click the link to get in touch: sales@markgoodger.co.uk

And finally…. thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. Please forward it on to friends & colleagues who may be interested.

Mark Goodger
& all the team.

Email Address: sales@markgoodger.co.uk

Telephone:   +44 (0) 1604 863 979
Mobile:         +44 (0) 7779 654 879