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by oldpostcarder
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Warwick & Warwick Auctions
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Warwick & Warwick Auctions

Yes, a trip to Warwick was always a good day out, especially if you managed to get some gems to take home. I always tried to take enough cash with me! During this pandemic most Auction Houses have gone over to online bidding only which comes at a cost to the consumer, now costing up to 30% on top of...
by oldpostcarder
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcard Image Theft.
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Postcard Image Theft.

Yes, it is annoying, especially when more than half the eBay listings for a locality are copies. Very occasionally I do see a repro of a rare card of which I was unaware - this is informative, but irritating in that I'm unlikely ever to spot an original. There's one vendor in Australia who lists &q...
by oldpostcarder
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcard fairs - COVID
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Postcard fairs - COVID

Odd - I can see a Post Reply button at top left... however, there is a phone number on Alan’s post, so give him a call to answer all your queries/concerns :D
by oldpostcarder
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: HipPostcard
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: HipPostcard

It's a US site and perhaps it works better over there - personally I don't like the look/feel of it. I attempted to setup an account this morning - seemed to accept my username/password/email initially. However, sign-in failed and a request for password reset failed as well ... an email informed the...
by oldpostcarder
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: John Walker & Co Geographic Series Index
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: John Walker & Co Geographic Series Index

Thanks for that link. Fairly incomplete, and missing the cards from the colonies. Is there a more complete list anywhere? True, there are some gaps in the numbering on there, including the overseas ones, but it's a pretty good listing and so well illustrated too. I'm sure the numbers are correct, j...
by oldpostcarder
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Valuation of a card help required.
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Valuation of a card help required.

It obviously holds dear to you and was worth the £15 you paid for it all those years ago. To someone else it has different appeal. Yet I'm sure it doesn't turn up very often, and there it is being copied online for a pittance, which devalues yours entirely! Have you asked the seller where he obtaine...
by oldpostcarder
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Coronavirus and fairs
Replies: 12
Views: 7496

Re: Coronavirus and fairs

Some Post Card events have taken place already - the smaller events :-)

Things might change again this week of course... :cry:
by oldpostcarder
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: eBay versus "price gouging"
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Re: eBay versus "price gouging"

Amazing! Well, that's capitalism for you - working on the law of supply and demand!

And the term "price gouging" is another Americanism that we can do without quite frankly ... ebay just enhancing it without recourse as usual.

Best luck with sales! :D
by oldpostcarder
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: POSTCARD COLLECTORS MAGAZINE
Replies: 4
Views: 3588

Re: POSTCARD COLLECTORS MAGAZINE

Salvation at hand! Postcard entrepreneur Michael Goldsmith will be starting the magazine up again with a 10 monthly edition in October this year! It will become known as Picture Postcard Collecting. Contact him directly for more details: https://postcard.co.uk/pta_member_details.php?ref=164 :D Great!
by oldpostcarder
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Coronavirus and fairs
Replies: 12
Views: 7496

Re: Coronavirus and fairs

Every time ELP recommends eBid I check it out with my two regular search terms, with very disappointing results: "Salisbury Plain" - collectables: eBid - 18 hits; eBay - 644 "military Wiltshire" - collectables: eBid - 6 hits; eBay 684. And all the eBid listings are of dross, nea...
by oldpostcarder
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Copies of Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 10104

Re: Copies of Postcards

It's a great thing that you do there Peter; certainly an asset for a collector to be able to see more and also get a better looking image, especially so with a damaged postcard as many are. Enhancements and improvements are one thing, but to copy images without permission and to sell these on is ano...
by oldpostcarder
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: German postcards from around 1900
Replies: 2
Views: 4644

Re: German postcards from around 1900

Great website - congratulations!
by oldpostcarder
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: ARE THESE POSTCARDS?
Replies: 2
Views: 4786

Re: ARE THESE POSTCARDS?

Postal Stationary items INMHO 8)
by oldpostcarder
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: PC delivered 112 years late! Humbug!
Replies: 3
Views: 4752

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. Indeed - this is a...