Membership Benefits
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The Symbol of Fair Trading

Postcard Traders Association membership allows you to display the badge of 'Postcard Professionalism'.

All members are vetted to ensure that the high standards and objectives set upon the foundation of the association are maintained to help in protecting collectors and the general public against unfair or dubious trading practices.

As a member you can add the PTA logo to your, stationery, signage, website and eBay listings, the image is available in various formats for members to download from the PTA website.
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In addition we have outlined below a few of the additional benefits of membership:

Advice and Dispute Resolution

Support from the committee with any problems that may arise as well as access to professional help and advice when needed.

Red Alert Scheme

The membership can be notified immediately of any theft of stock. Contact our Hon.Secretary if you wish them to instigate this on your behalf.

Picture Postcard Show

The opportunity to stand at the Picture Postcard Show – plans for a bigger and better Show this year are already well underway so book your stand now!
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Your trading information can be optionally added to the members listings on the PTA website, including giving a direct link to your own website or eBay listings.

PTA Membership Card

Your PTA membership card will also stand you in good stead at many antique fairs and can be useful when negotiating appropriate trade discounts.

Postcard Fairs

The following offers are available to PTA members on production of a valid PTA membership card:

Birmingham Motorcycle Museum and Cheltenham Pump Rooms Fairs >
organised by Simon Collyer and Pete Robards - free admission to PTA members on production of a valid PTA membership card.

Bloomsbury Fair (Royal National Hotel), London >
organised by IPM Promotions (Phil and Dave Smith) - half price early admission and free admission after 10.00am to PTA members on production of a valid PTA membership card.

Stockport Fairs >
organised by Ken Hassell - half price admission to PTA members on production of a valid PTA membership card.

Haywards Heath and Shoreham Fairs >
organised by Rosemary Shepherd – free admission to PTA members on production of a valid PTA membership card.

Chester and Llandudno Fairs >
organised by Northern Postcard Fairs (Geoff Ellis) - free admission to PTA members on production of a valid PTA membership card.

Nottingham Fair >
organised by Brian Lund - free admission to PTA members on production of a valid PTA membership card.

Picture Postcard Show, London >
organised by the PTA - free admission to PTA members on production of a valid PTA membership card.

Tolworth Fair >
organised by Great Southern Fairs - free admission to PTA members on production of a valid PTA membership card.

Wickham Fair >
organised by Derek Popplestone - free admission to PTA members on production of a valid PTA membership card. plus 10% discount on stand rent for PTA members.

York Fair >
organised by Jack Stasiak and RF Postcards - free admission to PTA members on production of a valid PTA membership card.

Haydock Park Fair
organised by North West Card Fairs, half price and early admission  to PTA
members on production of a valid PTA membership card.


Auction Houses

The following Auctioneers have agreed to give preferential rates for PTA member vendors.
Please apply to the individual auction house for their precise offer:
Bonhams >
Dalkeith >
Lockdales >
Toovey's >
Trevor Vennet-Smith >

Insurance

A discount is available to PTA member Dealers on application to and taking up a Dealers policy with Stamp Insurance Services >
Please contact them for further details.

Newsletter

Last but not least the benefit of the PTA Newsletter to keep you up to date with committee decisions and postcard news twice a year.

Don't forget that the Postcard Traders Association is the badge of Postcard Professionalism and gives you, the dealer, the seal of a genuine postcard trader.

If you would like your local auction house or postcard fair to be added to this list or have any similar benefits to offer our members please contact a committee member