Newsletter October 2020
So please keep checking our pages .. we keep the pages up to date so whatever is not marked as Sold or On Hold is available to you at a very attractive price.
Our thanks again for all the kind messages we are receiving .. we look forward to hearing from you again and trust you, your family and friends are going to emerge from these terribly difficult times in complete safety.
20th February 2020
To all the people who have contacted us .. thank you so much.
The response to the Retirement / Closing Down Sale announced on Sunday 9th March has been absolutely incredible. We have received over two hundred e-mail enquiries ... many including really kind comments and best wishes for my future.
We really have been overwhelmed with your kindness and your willingness to take advantage of the excellent prices to help ATB to sell the remainder of its stock.
But it has taken working long days and nights until early this week to catch up with all the e-mails and the resulting correspondence, answering them in the order in which they have arrived to be fair to everyone.
We have started sending out the orders this week and are asking you to please have lots of patience, because there is a long queue of orders waiting to be sent out.
9th February 2020
After a very enjoyable and successful 20 years on the Internet .. having reached the ripe old/young age of 70 last October .. I have decided to fully retire and finish trading with both the African and Asian Trade Bead Websites.
With this 50% Off Sale
In addition to extra price reductions throughout our Websites, most of the Sold items have also been removed to make looking through the pages much easier.
Please send in your Order Enquiries in the usual way .. 50% will be taken off the Website prices, the postage costs added and the new totals shown in our replies.
The same £10 minimum order value plus postage will still apply.
Both the ATB Websites and businesses can be bought complete as up and running with excellent reputations world wide and can easily be transferred to new owners.
Our Product Index page is where to find links to all our items which still include many types of historic beads that were traded in exchange for goods throughout Africa, since the days of the early overland and sailing ship traders.
You can still find plenty of very interesting beads on our Asian Trade Beads Website which now offers the same 50% discount on its attractive modern items and excellent quality reproductions of ancient beads.
I look forward to hearing from you .... but please remember that many of our items are “One-Offs” .. as always and especially now, it is First Come First Served.