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by kevinramsdale
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: PC delivered 112 years late! Humbug!
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: PC delivered 112 years late! Humbug!

When I used to send out cards on approval I occasionally had the unwanted ones returned in inadequate packaging, which would come open disgorging some or all of the contents into the postal system. This is certainly one way that these "late deliveries" could come about.
by kevinramsdale
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: To eBay or not to eBay?
Replies: 52
Views: 49261

Re: To eBay or not to eBay?

That card could conceivably have been found in a 20p box (well, maybe a 50p box)

This is what makes selling on eBay worthwhile, always the chance of a freak result.
by kevinramsdale
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: To eBay or not to eBay?
Replies: 52
Views: 49261

Re: To eBay or not to eBay?

eBay are constantly tinkering with the way the site works, and need careful monitoring so as not to be hit by unexpected fees

I think that you can opt out of the auto relist on the advanced selling form?
by kevinramsdale
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 3162

Re: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?

Yes, no doubt Mike's priority was to get the new look home page up and running, with fine tuning to come.

When logging onto the forum (using Firefox) I get security warnings about an unencrypted connection - could some people be turning back at that point?
by kevinramsdale
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 3162

Re: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?

CollectIreland wrote:Well, I didn't think that it was possible but the sexy new website makes the Message Forum even less obvious. Great move!
Took me a while to spot the link I must admit
by kevinramsdale
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 3162

Re: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?

I have this forum bookmarked, and so do have a look at it regularly. The best place to promote it would no doubt be in Postcard Monthly magazine - but I can quite see why they might see it as rival media in terms of news and information, and not wish to do so. The hobby seems to have peaked around t...
by kevinramsdale
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Best Postcard Fairs - Scottish Postcards
Replies: 2
Views: 1694

Re: Best Postcard Fairs - Scottish Postcards

Shepton Mallett has the most dealers, a possible problem is that some are likely to just have a "Scotland" section, which would make it time consuming. Depends how wide ranging your interests are really.
by kevinramsdale
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Mystery
Replies: 1
Views: 1616

Re: Mystery

The scene has a kind of Norwegian feel to it, but could be anywhere cold :D :D :D :D
by kevinramsdale
Sun May 28, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: New collector!
Replies: 4
Views: 2475

Re: New collector!

Hi and welcome. Other online sites would include delcampe, eBay and eBid. Also Picture Postcard Monthly is well worth subscribing to, and includes a diary of postcard fairs (mostly in the UK) Copyright has been discussed a few times on here, the conclusion generally being that it is not a problem wi...
by kevinramsdale
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Albums and Auctions
Replies: 5
Views: 2940

Re: Albums and Auctions

I think this most likely a case of online bidding at a normal auction using something like http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb ? Had it been purchased at a purely online auction site you would actually be in a stronger position - on eBay for example this could have been readily returned as "not as des...
by kevinramsdale
Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: who are you?
Replies: 5
Views: 7591

Re: who are you?

Wow - this an old thread :)

Anyway I attended the Nottingham postcard fair yesterday and Brian (reflections) still has identified dealers there, however the practice has not become widespread in the intervening years.
by kevinramsdale
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Date & 'Understanding' a Bamforth Card please.
Replies: 4
Views: 4114

Re: Date & 'Understanding' a Bamforth Card please.

Hello Rodney - I would think that the caption is a reference to the food shortages in the UK in the later stages of the First World War, and for some time afterwards. It therefore dates from around 1918, give or take a few years, and would be quite sought after by Bamforth collectors - Kevin
by kevinramsdale
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Farewell to the Royal
Replies: 2
Views: 2508

Re: Farewell to the Royal

I like the way the man in green, about a yard away from Brian, continues to resolutely look through a box of postcards while the performance is going on. Clearly not going to be distracted from his quest for that elusive card by anything.
by kevinramsdale
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Help please!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5462

Re: Help please!!

Hi I am looking for some help in finding out more information about a postcard. A family member saved the picture from a group of photos they found online, while researching our local history. This was many years ago and the photo had no other info with it, except the heading Ridsmoor Hill school f...
by kevinramsdale
Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Stoddart & Co (JaJa series) Year established
Replies: 1
Views: 2090

Re: Stoddart & Co (JaJa series) Year established

Hi, can anyone confirm the year Stoddart & Co started the Ja Ja series postcards? I thought they were established in 1905 but i have a card dating 1904. Thanks I managed to find one on eBay posted in 1904, so it seems they actually were available then: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Huddersfield...