African and Asian Trade Beads
Suite 25, 37 St Andrews Street- Norwich  Norfolk -NR2 4TP  England


Newsletter April 2021

Our grateful thanks to all our customers who supported us last year and our Very Best Wishes for your safety during this Year. In the UK and world-wide and things are still very difficult Coronavirus-wise. However, most postal services are working and we are still accepting orders from all over the world for our remaining beads, still at incredibly cheap prices, with a 50% discount applied to all orders.

As always we are sincerely hoping that all of our loyal customers are keeping safe and hope you are still tuning in to see what is available to add to your collections.

Other unique and interesting items are being added, to include African collectables, carvings, keepsakes and items associated with Trade Beads.

Keep checking for the icons on the Product Index page and the icons on the hub pages to see when and where they have been published

With no chance to keep to our original closing down timings, our 50% Off Sale will still continue, so that we can sell our remaining stock to you at bargain prices.

As the UK Postal Services are running, we are able to send out bead orders to any of you in countries whose postal services are also still operating.

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.

Don’t forget which still has plenty of really lovely items.

The only change we ask is that if possible you please choose to pay via PayPal.

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.

All the Very Best

David Nevill
African and Asian Trade Beads


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.

Putting On Holds on the Websites to reserve items for customers, organising, receiving and acknowledging all the payments has worked as well as usual
but has taken a great deal of time.

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.

Whilst still answering enquiries and putting more items On Hold .. we are doing the very best we can to not keep you waiting for too long.

All the Very Best and Again an Enormous Thank You.



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
I am sincerely thanking all of our loyal customers and friends for your support and friendship over the years and am pleased to be able to offer you the remaining African and Asian bead stocks at very advantageous bargain half-prices.

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 take your time to explore our various pages ... there may still be many different items that you have never seen.

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.

If necessary the remaining bead Stocks and the Domain Names will later be sold off line .. so you are kindly invited to take advantage of this situation and make inclusive offers, if you should wish to take over two ready made online businesses.

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.

So please don’t delay if you want to grab a bargain or two or three or ..… !!

All the Very Best

David Nevill
African and Asian Trade Beads