Welcome To Arundel Antiques market.
There has been a noticable shift in retailing.
This is reflected in every high
street up and down the U.K.
Shops ,Banks,Post Offices and
even chemests have dissapeared 
Only to be replaced by coffee
shops,charity shops,and pound shops.
Our survival policy has been firstly to imbrace
technologies and secondly to offer unique quality
services to both local and international customers.

What services can we offer
as a high street store in a Castle town?.

We are in the best position to pay more for
fine antiques than one might achieve at auction.

We are in the middle of the Heritage trail 
Buyers who visit Arundel are receptive .
Media Personalities,arisrocrats,and the good
old general public flock to our unique store.
By selling directly to 

Vendors will be offered researched prices
directly without the stoppages
expected from local auction rooms.

By contacting David Mattey
on 01903-884602 you will recieve a
confidential insight into
what you have ,it's market value
and how best to a
chieve it.



Section 8 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 determines
that a firearm shall be deemed to be deactivated when the necessary
work is carried out in accordance with the standards
set by the Secretary of State and the firearm is "Proof
Marked" ( A cross stamped with the Last 2 digits of the year)
 and certified by one of the two UK Proof Houses (London or
Birmingham). In these circumstances it ceases to be regarded as a firearm,
unless the contrary is shown, and is no longer subject to certification.
The definition of a ‘firearm’ is set out in section 57 of the Firearms
Act 1968 (as amended) It also covers any
component part of a lethal or prohibited weapon.

Firearms deactivated outside the UK  do not conform to the
UK standard of deactivation. The notice to importers
No 2864 (point 34) issued by the Department for Business,
Innovation and Skills stipulates that an import licence is not
required to import a firearm if it has been both stamped and has a
certificate of deactivation issued by a UK Proof House.
This is the only acceptable proof of deactivation.
Any marks made by other authorities or
documentation supplied by them cannot
be taken as evidence that a firearm has
been rendered incapable of discharging
any shot, bullet or
other missile, and has consequently ceased
to be a firearm within the meaning of the UK Firearms Acts.


There can be no guarantee in these circumstances that a
person selling or possessing such a gun without
the necessary certificate or section 5 authorisation
would not be prosecuted. Furthermore, unless he
complies with the evidential provisions of Section 8 of the 1988 Act
, a seller  leaves himself potentially exposed to subsequent action
for supplying it illegally should a court at some later
stage pronounce that it considers the item
to be a firearm or a component thereof. 


Self-produced  certificates are not acceptable as proof of deactivation
in the UK. Such certificates  may so
on be banned
 throughout Europe if changes being proposed
under the EU Weapons Di
rective are accepted.