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by Moonraker
Mon May 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Coronavirus and fairs
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

Re: Coronavirus and fairs

It looks as if fairs are unlikely to resume for some time yet (unless they're held outdoors!), perhaps not until well into next year. I wonder how dealers are coping? I've not noticed any increase in listings on eBay for my subject area, indeed there might be fewer than a year ago.* I've been lucky ...
by Moonraker
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: world war 1 postcards
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: world war 1 postcards

East London Postcards and I always politely disagree about the respective merits of eBay and eBid. I've just looked for "Salisbury Plain" on the latter and got 23 hits; there were 550 on eBay. (Salisbury Plain was, and is, a major military training area, with tens of thousands of soldiers from sever...
by Moonraker
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Bloomsbury Book Ephemera & Postcard Fair
Replies: 1
Views: 999

Re: Bloomsbury Book Ephemera & Postcard Fair

Its website says "due to the COVID-19 pandemic our fairs are cancelled until further notice."

I would have been very surprised had it gone ahead, and had it done so many (most?) dealers and customers would have stayed away. And by then public transport services will be reduced.
by Moonraker
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Coronavirus and fairs
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

Coronavirus and fairs

I'm surprised that no-one has raised this yet, but presumably fair organisers are now considering whether to go ahead? Apart from the general consideration of lots of people in a confined space, many collectors and dealers are of a certain age deemed to be at higher risk. And there's considerable ha...
by Moonraker
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Teesee Postcards
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

Re: Teesee Postcards

by Moonraker
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: To eBay or not to eBay?
Replies: 53
Views: 68146

Re: To eBay or not to eBay?

Phew! Just ended on eBay: fierce bidding for a postcard that went for £119 - which meant that someone else was willing to go up to £117. (I dropped out well before then.) It showed a Breguet aircraft that was entered in the Military Aeroplane Competition held near Stonehenge in 1912 to determine a ...
by Moonraker
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Charles Allan Gilbert
Replies: 2
Views: 2537

Re: Charles Allan Gilbert

There are four Charles Allan Gilbert postcards (though none featuring "All is Vanity") listed on eBay, with prices ranging from £1.50 to £12.22.
by Moonraker
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Copies of Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 6676

Re: Copies of Postcards

Copyright has been discussed before
by Moonraker
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Copies of Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 6676

Re: Copies of Postcards

All credit to you, Peter, and you make some good comments. I wonder how many collectors buy a card, stick it in their album and don't bother to look at the detail? I have pored over some of mine with a magnifying glass or scanned them into a simple photo program to look for detail, not least letteri...
by Moonraker
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Copies of Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 6676

Re: Copies of Postcards

I contributed to the original thread, now deleted. The practice annoys me, as some my localised searches on eBay lead to results dominated by modern prints of old postcards. The person that JohnH may have in mind is not as annoying as his Australian counterpart who many times uses the phrases "OLD L...
by Moonraker
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: PC delivered 112 years late! Humbug!
Replies: 3
Views: 3295

PC delivered 112 years late! Humbug!

Mother, 24, is stunned after Royal Mail delivered a postcard 112 years after it was sent to the previous owner of her house. A silly story of the type that appears in local and national newspapers from time to time). And in some versions of the article Royal Mail gets the blame - as if it had been ...
by Moonraker
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Post card collection
Replies: 1
Views: 2828

Re: Post card collection

I'm sure that dealers on this Forum will be able to offer you specific advice, but you could take the cards along to the fair at Filton on June 2 see http://postcard.co.uk/fairs.php. There you'll be able to get opinions and perhaps offers from several dealers. It might help were you to summarise wha...
by Moonraker
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Copies of Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 6676

Re: Copies of Postcards

Very odd. I'm sure that we already had a thread about this, to which I contributed. It referred to a discussion in Picture Postcard Monthly and recently I noted the very high positive feedback for one particular person who enjoys large sales on eBay. Some purchasers, having bought particular cards, ...
by Moonraker
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: used/unused
Replies: 5
Views: 4462

Re: used/unused

Perversely and conversely, to me (a subject collector) the condition of the card is important (provided this is reflected in the price), but I don't mind trading a crumple or two for an interesting message or postmark. About 15% of my cards show very visible damage, but I've yet to see duplicates of...
by Moonraker
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: used/unused
Replies: 5
Views: 4462

Re: used/unused

I don't claim to be an "expert", but I've seldom noticed much difference in prices between used and non-used cards. The latter can be in better condition, but for me the former are far more interesting and often better value. Postmarks can give clues about the date of an anonymous scene- but can als...