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by kevinramsdale
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Online Vitals
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Online Vitals

The situation online inevitably reflects that of dealer's fairs stocks - many cards also there for years.

Often eventually to be bundled into conventional auction lots, and the cycle goes on.
by kevinramsdale
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Online Vitals
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Online Vitals

Surprised at the difference between eBay and Delcampe figures - would that be just eBay UK versus total global Delcampe listings?
by kevinramsdale
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: eBay news
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: eBay news

Latest info from November 10th - I don't think this in itself would be reason to leave eBay if otherwise happy with it, there are some advantages as outlined below ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by kevinramsdale
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: eBay news
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: eBay news

The Paypal bit is most certainly incorrect as the "micropayments" option is available, with a fee of 5p plus 5%, which makes low value transactions more viable - the charge for a £1 sale would be 10p for example. However there does not seem to be any similar rate for low value transactions...
by kevinramsdale
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Which is the Front, and which is the Back?
Replies: 4
Views: 2814

Re: Which is the Front, and which is the Back?

" Commonly in France they place the stamp on the picture side"

They certainly did that a lot in the Edwardian era - but I don't think they have in more recent times, I can't recall seeing a "modern" postcard with the stamp on the front?
by kevinramsdale
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Frith Numbering
Replies: 1
Views: 2772

Re: Frith Numbering

Hi Chris

There is a list of Frith postcard dates at:

http://www.johnowensmith.co.uk/histdate/friths.htm
by kevinramsdale
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: PC delivered 112 years late! Humbug!
Replies: 3
Views: 3951

Re: PC delivered 112 years late! Humbug!

When I used to send out cards on approval I occasionally had the unwanted ones returned in inadequate packaging, which would come open disgorging some or all of the contents into the postal system. This is certainly one way that these "late deliveries" could come about.
by kevinramsdale
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: To eBay or not to eBay?
Replies: 53
Views: 75842

Re: To eBay or not to eBay?

That card could conceivably have been found in a 20p box (well, maybe a 50p box)

This is what makes selling on eBay worthwhile, always the chance of a freak result.
by kevinramsdale
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: To eBay or not to eBay?
Replies: 53
Views: 75842

Re: To eBay or not to eBay?

eBay are constantly tinkering with the way the site works, and need careful monitoring so as not to be hit by unexpected fees

I think that you can opt out of the auto relist on the advanced selling form?
by kevinramsdale
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 8576

Re: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?

Yes, no doubt Mike's priority was to get the new look home page up and running, with fine tuning to come.

When logging onto the forum (using Firefox) I get security warnings about an unencrypted connection - could some people be turning back at that point?
by kevinramsdale
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 8576

Re: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?

CollectIreland wrote:Well, I didn't think that it was possible but the sexy new website makes the Message Forum even less obvious. Great move!
Took me a while to spot the link I must admit
by kevinramsdale
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 8576

Re: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?

I have this forum bookmarked, and so do have a look at it regularly. The best place to promote it would no doubt be in Postcard Monthly magazine - but I can quite see why they might see it as rival media in terms of news and information, and not wish to do so. The hobby seems to have peaked around t...
by kevinramsdale
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Best Postcard Fairs - Scottish Postcards
Replies: 2
Views: 3431

Re: Best Postcard Fairs - Scottish Postcards

Shepton Mallett has the most dealers, a possible problem is that some are likely to just have a "Scotland" section, which would make it time consuming. Depends how wide ranging your interests are really.
by kevinramsdale
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Mystery
Replies: 1
Views: 2866

Re: Mystery

The scene has a kind of Norwegian feel to it, but could be anywhere cold :D :D :D :D
by kevinramsdale
Sun May 28, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: New collector!
Replies: 4
Views: 4342

Re: New collector!

Hi and welcome. Other online sites would include delcampe, eBay and eBid. Also Picture Postcard Monthly is well worth subscribing to, and includes a diary of postcard fairs (mostly in the UK) Copyright has been discussed a few times on here, the conclusion generally being that it is not a problem wi...