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by MichaelDay
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Showcase Ads
Topic: Days Past - Online £1 Box
Replies: 1
Views: 6551

Days Past - Online £1 Box

We've just launched a new section on our Days Past online sales site. ..a pound box ! Divided into topographical and subject sections it includes cards from all periodsbut mainly 1900-1920. Postally used and unused. We hope to be adding new stock regularly and will include a few bargains to sice it ...
by MichaelDay
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Unauthorised copying of images on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 6116

Re: Unauthorised copying of images on ebay

That's true Kevin. Some also seem to be concerned about images on Auctiva etc... the resolution required to produce a reasonable printed copy is far higher than that used for screen presentation. Anybody grabbing your image from an ebay lot would only be ably to produce a slightly fuzzy postcard siz...
by MichaelDay
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Zena Dare
Replies: 1
Views: 3306

Re: Zena Dare

Most of these are very common and sell (if at all !) for about 50p to £1.

Better cards include the opera singers (Melba, Caruso etc.), which sometimes appear in the same collections.
by MichaelDay
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Paper picture postcards?
Replies: 3
Views: 3484

Re: Paper picture postcards?

Undivided back 'postcards' would still have a stamp space...
Real photo postcards with undivided back do turn up occasionally, but it's more likely these are just postcard sized photos, especially if they are on a thin / flimsy (single weight?) paper.
by MichaelDay
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Using the Board
Topic: HOW TO REGISTER : Please Read First.
Replies: 1
Views: 9023

Re: HOW TO REGISTER : Please Read First.

It seems that the SPAMBOTS have returned and are getting through the CAPTCHA settings. So we're getting a few bogus registrations. We've added a few daft questions on the registration form which should help.. If you have any problems registering please contact the webmaster via email. Contact detail...
by MichaelDay
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Vintage and Linen
Replies: 1
Views: 2373

Re: Vintage and Linen

Linens are very much a US type card rather than UK, so I'm not totally familiar with the dates. People seem to use 'Vintage' for all sorts of ages, I guess it depends how old you are? I would certainly use it for very early cards pre WW1 and certainly pre 1930's. a few cards you've got described as ...
by MichaelDay
Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Post card display suggestions requested
Replies: 1
Views: 3772

Re: Post card display suggestions requested

If it helps. We supply 'Postcard Mounts' these are made from framers art board with bevel cut aperture, they are designed to fit a postcard into a standard sized 8 x 6 inch or 9 x 7 inch frame. These size frames are widely available. We haven't had these on display for a while so I'd need to check w...
by MichaelDay
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Old Postcard Great Exhibition 1851?????
Replies: 1
Views: 2696

Re: Old Postcard Great Exhibition 1851?????

Sounds like an interesting item but it won't be a postcard as Picture Postcards were only in use in the UK from 1894 onwards.
It will come under the general category of Ephemera (Printed Items). Try the Ephemera Society ...
http://www.ephemera-society.org.uk/
by MichaelDay
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: cleaning postcards
Replies: 3
Views: 5861

Re: cleaning postcards

There used to be a product available called 'Fox-It' marketed by Ducal Postcards (Jack & Thelma Duke), who these days specialise in toy soldiers http://www.fort-ducal.co.uk/ . It smelt like a dilute bleach... Chloramine-t was the ingredient. It came in a small brown medicine bottle or as a powder to...
by MichaelDay
Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Making My Own Postcards
Replies: 26
Views: 30668

Re: Making My Own Postcards

I'm pretty sure Ilford still make a b/w photographic paper with postcard back...
http://www.flickr.com/groups/betterblac ... 378208099/
... but I'm sure by 'photo paper' you don't really mean 'photographic'
by MichaelDay
Fri May 16, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Mirrored Postcard
Replies: 5
Views: 5022

Re: Mirrored Postcard

kevinramsdale wrote:Sadly, unlike stamps where such errors could potentially fund a retirement, it's curiosity value only for postcards.
Yes, when these have cropped up with us, the collectors have actually been disapointed about the image being incorrect, rather than excited by the printing error.
by MichaelDay
Thu May 15, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Are 1920s-1930s cards cheaper?
Replies: 1
Views: 2828

Re: Are 1920s-1930s cards cheaper?

You're correct the heyday of of topographical and event cards was the 'golden age', but good photographic cards (particularly from smaller photographer/ publishers )from the later periods are often more difficult to find. This is not necessarily reflected in the price though.
by MichaelDay
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Stamp Dates
Replies: 2
Views: 3080

Re: Stamp Dates

I think you'll find what you need on this website...

http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_PC_0/0_po ... s-1952.htm
by MichaelDay
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Uploading facility of Card images
Replies: 3
Views: 3312

Re: Uploading facility of Card images

Thank you Michael for outlining the site policy. i wonder whether more interesting topic activity would be stimulated and enjoyed with the inclusion of direct illustration material under control Brian I'm sure it would... but for various reasons we can't allow direct upload of pictures (as attachme...
by MichaelDay
Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Uploading facility of Card images
Replies: 3
Views: 3312

Re: Uploading facility of Card images

You can already link images into your post, but they need to be hosted elsewhere, on one of the online image hosting sites such as Photobucket or on your own website. You then put the full url of the uploaded in your post using the [img] button. This was discussed a while ago: http://www.postcard.co...