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by tonymckendrick
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 6420

Re: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?

They probably can't remember their passwords. Seriously though, there are far too many alternatives on the internet where you get a bit more feedback. The whole postcard business is in disarray and nobody has the means to join it up. The PTA exists in name only - there is a postcard traders associat...
by tonymckendrick
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Hello From Trainee Dealer
Replies: 9
Views: 10313

Re: Hello From Trainee Dealer

Hi Richard, I haven't any Hykeham cards I'm afraid. Tolworth is a good fair for anything on paper - in case you have stuff unsuitable for the internet - large photographs, ephemera, autographs etc. We get in as dealers by about 7.30 a.m. (maybe a bit earlier), but they let in the early entrants at 8...
by tonymckendrick
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Hello From Trainee Dealer
Replies: 9
Views: 10313

Re: Hello From Trainee Dealer

Hi Richard, Croydon's a good place to start. I used to do it every month before I gave up fairs - although I am starting to do them again. It's not a busy fair, but everybody who comes is there to spend money and will want to look at what you've brought. It provides what the internet doesn't - socia...
by tonymckendrick
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Hello From Trainee Dealer
Replies: 9
Views: 10313

Re: Hello From Trainee Dealer

Hi Richard, Hope you found Haywards Heath interesting. You'll find that the postcard trade is very much split down the middle regarding the internet and fairs. Half of the dealers at fairs are complete technophobes, some have tried ebay and given up, some don't have a computer at all. Others use the...
by tonymckendrick
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Hello From Trainee Dealer
Replies: 9
Views: 10313

Re: Hello From Trainee Dealer

Hi Richard, The fairs circuit could certainly do with some fresh faces as some of them are struggling for dealers and customers, but others, such as Reading and Shepton Mallet are very well attended so it's a mixed picture. The best thing you can do is to find a local fair with at least 20 dealers (...
by tonymckendrick
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: To eBay or not to eBay?
Replies: 53
Views: 61741

Re: To eBay or not to eBay?

It would be interesting to hear some results from Delcampe sellers. As an ebay seller I find Delcampes own figures a bit worrying, i.e. only 2% of their auctions result in sales each month. Even with the rubbish people list on ebay, some 25% result in sales. Obviously the free listing on Delcampe is...
by tonymckendrick
Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: from where do most of the valuable postcards come from?
Replies: 3
Views: 4188

Re: from where do most of the valuable postcards come from?

France is the leader in terms of valuable cards e.g Art Nouveau, Glamour, Social History. Germany is probably second with its sheer number of early Chromo lithographed Gruss types. UK is third - topographical, silks and shipping fetching the highest prices. Italy is fourth - railway, advertising and...
by tonymckendrick
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Unauthorised copying of images on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 6354

Unauthorised copying of images on ebay

There is a seller called 80slondon on ebay who is copying images of postcards and selling reproductions of them quite blatantly. Titles, descriptions and images are being lifted and multiple copies being sold in the form of enlarged photographs, jigsaws, mouse mats, calendars, coasters or place mats...
by tonymckendrick
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: What do you call someone who collects postcards ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5612

What do you call someone who collects postcards ?

Anything you like, they'll be so engrossed in what they're doing, they probably won't hear you.
by tonymckendrick
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Canterbury, 6th October
Replies: 4
Views: 5514

(After the event)
This was a good fair for me. The number of dealers was down a bit because it clashed with Haywards Heath. Next year this will not happen as the respective organisers are talking to each other. I will be there and there should be a full compliment of dealers on December 8th.
by tonymckendrick
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Ebay or fairs? The choice is yours.
Replies: 13
Views: 12495

Ebay or fairs? The choice is yours.

The postcard hobby is booming, but attendances are on the decline at almost every fair I go to. The one exception this year was Shepton Mallet, where Barrie Rollinson managed to attract a huge attendance. The Postcard Show has shrunk to 3 days, Bloomsbury has shrunk by a third, Bracknell is up for s...
by tonymckendrick
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 26
Views: 23335

'Where is everybody?'
They're all looking for bargains on ebay I'm afraid.
by tonymckendrick
Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: This year's Bipex - a bit flat?
Replies: 11
Views: 11482

I've been waiting to see if anybody else was going to give a candid view of the show this year. I feel like I must have been at a different event. The first day was very busy until about 4pm, after that I could have been at any provincial fair. The dealers who went home happy were the ones who had s...
by tonymckendrick
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: File In Front Or File Behind?
Replies: 15
Views: 20116

I was always under the impression that the further north you travel, the more likely the dealer will file in front. Can anyone confirm this? It always always seems to take me two attempts to find the cards I want in dealers stocks at York.
by tonymckendrick
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: File In Front Or File Behind?
Replies: 15
Views: 20116

In every filing system I have ever used, in offices, libraries or anywhere else, filing behind a marker is standard. The problem of markers being obscured by the front of boxes can be avoided by not over-filling them. If postcard boxes had been designed with a lip at one end, this would not be an is...