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by Andrew
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Canterbury Postcard Fair
Replies: 0
Views: 2996

Canterbury Postcard Fair

It's been a while since I was on this site, but does anyone know the dates for the Canterbury Postcard Fairs in 2013?

Many thanks
Andrew
by Andrew
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Why Do You Collect Postcards?
Replies: 5
Views: 5977

Re: Why Do You Collect Postcards?

Why do I collect postcards? I started because I was interested in castles, and it was a cheap way of obtaining pictures of such places without having to take my own photos, or even going to the place. Now it's just a hobby - part of collecting old prints and books on my subject too. There is no inte...
by Andrew
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Postcard Wants
Topic: Shoesmith & Etheridge (S&E)
Replies: 61
Views: 63249

Re: Shoesmith & Etheridge (S&E)

A couple more purchased at the weekend.

Amberley Castle gateway - 4953
Herstmonceux Castle - 2665
by Andrew
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Postcard Wants
Topic: Shoesmith & Etheridge (S&E)
Replies: 61
Views: 63249

Re: Shoesmith & Etheridge (S&E)

Hi,

I've come across another one. It's of Ightham Mote, Kent, and numbered 12106.

Regards
Andrew
by Andrew
Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: London Postcard Fair - how was it for you?
Replies: 8
Views: 9930

Re: London Postcard Fair - how was it for you?

I went on the Friday - and that being for only three hours. It was quiet (the last 3 hours of the day), and I wish I had been there for longer. I didn't get round to all I wanted to see, and that's the fault of one dealer, whose stall had me enthralled for more time than I had allowed for. Maybe nex...
by Andrew
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Making Your Own Postcards
Replies: 10
Views: 11750

Re: Making Your Own Postcards

Unfortunately, because of the relatively low number of people making use of the Photo-Postcard service offered through Clear Thought™ Publications, this service has now been discontinued.
by Andrew
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Art Postcards
Replies: 2
Views: 3119

Re: Art Postcards

I love the art postcards. Even if not from my particular line of interest (castles), many would look good mounted and framed.
by Andrew
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Postcard Wants
Topic: Short, sharp messages
Replies: 1
Views: 2653

Re: Short, sharp messages

Guy, That's an interesting take on collecting postcards - one I've not come across before. Admittedly I look for the picture, but my wife is more interested in the social aspect of reading what I consider the "back" of the card. I might have some, but there again, I wouldn't know unless I removed th...
by Andrew
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Any feedback would be greatly helpful/appreciated :)
Replies: 2
Views: 3374

Re: Any feedback would be greatly helpful/appreciated :)

Hi, I collect postcards of castles, preferably ones that are pre-1940. I also travel round taking photos of the castles asa they are today, as a comparison. Furthermore, I collect old prints and engravings, but have been trying to concentrate on a few particular areas - Kent, Northumberland, Isles o...
by Andrew
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Visiting UK Fairs
Replies: 3
Views: 3980

Re: Visiting UK Fairs

Was at the Canterbury Postcard Fair on Saturday (13th). This fair is not listed on the main list of fairs, so for those interested, the dates for the remainder of the year, courtesy of Clive Baker, are:- 17th April 12th June 28th August (the main event) 9th October 11th December I must admit that th...
by Andrew
Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: To eBay or not to eBay?
Replies: 53
Views: 71744

Re: To eBay or not to eBay?

I have tended to be a buyer on e-bay, although have sold the occasional item. I find the process of selling rather laborious, and since one knows the fees in advance, I have no sympathy for anyone who complains about them. If you don't like it, don't trade there. I'm not championing e-bay though. I ...
by Andrew
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Best site to collect?
Replies: 5
Views: 5971

Re: Best site to collect?

I use e-bay. But most of my cards come from postcard fairs. I also scour "antique shops", but these rarely produce anything worthwhile - for me.
by Andrew
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Picture Postcard Show
Replies: 3
Views: 4791

Re: Picture Postcard Show

Yes, I went, but only purchased eleven postcards. Mind you, given that I was there for just under three hours (day two, 4pm-6:45pm), that's not bad going. i also purchased another album from Rob Roy Albums. I thought the show - at least what I saw of it - was just as good as the last couple of years...
by Andrew
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: London Postcard Fair
Replies: 0
Views: 2363

London Postcard Fair

Anyone else here going? I hope to be there Friday, about 4pm (ish).
by Andrew
Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Canterbury, August 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 2503

Canterbury, August 2009

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who was involved in the Annual Postcard Fair on Saturday 29th August.

THANK YOU.

I brought along two friends, who have now been bitten by the postcard collecting bug.