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by MichaelDay
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 26
Views: 22754

I see the number of members has been cut from over 200 to 72. Presumably the ones cut out are those who have not posted at any stage. Things have been quiet here too. Is there REALLY nothing happening in the postcard world? Has this place become a graveyard, or are there lots of people on holiday? ...
by MichaelDay
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Postcard Events
Topic: Shoreham Fair Cancelled due to fire.
Replies: 0
Views: 4539

Shoreham Fair Cancelled due to fire.

Beacon Fairs event at the Shoreham Centre scheduled for 17th November has been cancelled due to a fire at the venue.

http://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/shoreha ... 3380856.jp

The next scheduled fair at the Centre is now 19th April 2008.
by MichaelDay
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Wirral Postcard Fair - Sunday 21st October
Replies: 0
Views: 2903

Wirral Postcard Fair - Sunday 21st October

I'm hoping to encourage more organisers to use our 'Postcard Events' section of the messageboard to post announcements, and reminders of upcoming fairs. I've posted details on next weekends 'Wirral Postcard Club' event http://www.postcard.co.uk/messages/postcard/viewtopic.php?t=594 The autumn Wirral...
by MichaelDay
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Postcard Events
Topic: Wirral Postcard Fair - Sunday 21st October
Replies: 0
Views: 5893

Wirral Postcard Fair - Sunday 21st October

Wirral Postcard Fair - Sunday 21st October 10.00-4.00 Thornton Hough Village Hall, Manor Road, Thornton Hough. Admission £1.25 Concessions £1.00 Postcards Cigarette Cards and Ephemera Organised by Northern Postcard Fairs (Geoff Ellis 01244 535578) and Wirral Postcard Club http://maps.google.co.uk/m...
by MichaelDay
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: what happens to collections for sale?
Replies: 1
Views: 3474

The type of 'trade' dealing you are suggsesting happens fairly rarely, dealers will of course buy off each other before a fair opens to the public, but often this will be random purchases made with a 10% discount. Some 'deals' do of course take place though not very often... for example if I bought ...
by MichaelDay
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Modern Postcards - Photo Precision
Replies: 11
Views: 20144

I bought a number of these in bulk about 10 years ago or more. Somebody I used to deal with bought a vast quantity in auction of what I assumed was the clearance stock when they ceased trading. Iselected a few dozen packs of 100 cards. I'll sort out what I still have and let you have a list by PM.Me...
by MichaelDay
Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Picture Postcard Show
Replies: 4
Views: 5319

As a dealer/stanholder I much prefer the panelling for the show for many reasons... the wall space you can use for displays - or simply to tell the public who you are! the privacy they provide - I get along with most other dealers but there are a few I might not like to sit next to for three / four ...
by MichaelDay
Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Messages old and new
Replies: 5
Views: 6283

I hate seeing biro / ballpoint or felt-tip writing on old cards, and we always make an allowance for this when pricing - in my eyes it's easily as bad as a crease or tear. Other pet hates are rubber-stamps such as the infamous 'Hogsthorpe Horror' from the 1980's and the parallel lines you get from t...
by MichaelDay
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: BIPEX / Picture Postcard Show 2007 Dealers
Replies: 2
Views: 4300

BIPEX / Picture Postcard Show 2007 Dealers

There's a list of dealers / standholders attending this years event at:

http://www.postcard.co.uk/dealers2007.php

The Picture Postcard Show
30th August - 1st September
Lawrence Hall, Royal Horticultural Society,
Greycoat Street, LONDON SW1
by MichaelDay
Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Why are PCs far more expensive than photographs?
Replies: 6
Views: 6944

it also depends on the subject.. I've known photos fetch as much or more than equivalent postcards on ebay, probably where collectors are more interested in the detail or information contained in the image.
by MichaelDay
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Rare postcards on eBay
Replies: 4
Views: 5922

Interesting thought Kevin, perhaps 'rare' is a term you can't really use with postcards at all. I tried to think about what I would call a 'rare' card and initially thought of anything I'd only seen once or twice in the past 30 years... but then again everytime I buy a new collection there are usual...
by MichaelDay
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: New Members
Replies: 18
Views: 20685

RAFPOL wrote:Hope one day, we can have one for other comic artists such as Taylor, Fitzpatrick, Tempest of Bamforth fame, and of course my other favourite Trow.
You'd best make a start on it then...! I don't know if any of the other lists exist.

Mike
by MichaelDay
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: New Members
Replies: 18
Views: 20685

Several years ago (1998) I started a 'research' section on the postcard.co.uk site. The idea behind it was to promote and help with research into various postcard themes / publishers etc. This included some checklists to browse or download.. The response to the section was very disapointing and it's...
by MichaelDay
Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Names, Addresses and Messages on Postcards
Replies: 7
Views: 9255

I can help... I can supply free web space, an SQL database and some php programming skills. I'll need work out how to configure some online forms for submitting data but the web pages displaying the info would be simple enough. We'd need to work out what fields we'd need in the database, date, name ...
by MichaelDay
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: New Members
Replies: 18
Views: 20685

I've finally got round to sorting the new 'applications'... There were about 750 out of which I've activated 10 new accounts - hopefully a few of these are genuine. ... though nobody out of the 750 had emailed independently (as we request) to confirm they were living beings. The other 740 or so I've...