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by Moonraker
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Coronavirus and fairs
Replies: 10
Views: 3800

Re: Coronavirus and fairs

Ouch! :) With my "narrow" interests I still have 2,500 cards, with storage, security and legacy considerations. But you're correct about "clogging" on eBay, notably from multiple listings of certain cards, not least the Daily Mail card "The Wiltshires cheering during the Great Advance"!
by Moonraker
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Coronavirus and fairs
Replies: 10
Views: 3800

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, nearly all of which also...
by Moonraker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Coronavirus and fairs
Replies: 10
Views: 3800

Re: Coronavirus and fairs

Just bumping this, as it seems probable that fairs won't be resuming this year and probably not until a proven vaccine is available. How are dealers coping without a main source of income? I see even less activity on eBay, spotting a card I would like to buy only once a month or so. How are collecto...
by Moonraker
Mon May 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Coronavirus and fairs
Replies: 10
Views: 3800

Re: Coronavirus and fairs

It looks as if fairs are unlikely to resume for some time yet (unless they're held outdoors!), perhaps not until well into next year. I wonder how dealers are coping? I've not noticed any increase in listings on eBay for my subject area, indeed there might be fewer than a year ago.* I've been lucky ...
by Moonraker
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: world war 1 postcards
Replies: 6
Views: 2027

Re: world war 1 postcards

East London Postcards and I always politely disagree about the respective merits of eBay and eBid. I've just looked for "Salisbury Plain" on the latter and got 23 hits; there were 550 on eBay. (Salisbury Plain was, and is, a major military training area, with tens of thousands of soldiers from sever...
by Moonraker
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Bloomsbury Book Ephemera & Postcard Fair
Replies: 1
Views: 1207

Re: Bloomsbury Book Ephemera & Postcard Fair

Its website says "due to the COVID-19 pandemic our fairs are cancelled until further notice."

I would have been very surprised had it gone ahead, and had it done so many (most?) dealers and customers would have stayed away. And by then public transport services will be reduced.
by Moonraker
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Coronavirus and fairs
Replies: 10
Views: 3800

Coronavirus and fairs

I'm surprised that no-one has raised this yet, but presumably fair organisers are now considering whether to go ahead? Apart from the general consideration of lots of people in a confined space, many collectors and dealers are of a certain age deemed to be at higher risk. And there's considerable ha...
by Moonraker
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Teesee Postcards
Replies: 1
Views: 1471

Re: Teesee Postcards

by Moonraker
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: To eBay or not to eBay?
Replies: 53
Views: 71985

Re: To eBay or not to eBay?

Phew! Just ended on eBay: fierce bidding for a postcard that went for £119 - which meant that someone else was willing to go up to £117. (I dropped out well before then.) It showed a Breguet aircraft that was entered in the Military Aeroplane Competition held near Stonehenge in 1912 to determine a ...
by Moonraker
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Charles Allan Gilbert
Replies: 2
Views: 2767

Re: Charles Allan Gilbert

There are four Charles Allan Gilbert postcards (though none featuring "All is Vanity") listed on eBay, with prices ranging from £1.50 to £12.22.
by Moonraker
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Copies of Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 7429

Re: Copies of Postcards

Copyright has been discussed before
by Moonraker
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Copies of Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 7429

Re: Copies of Postcards

All credit to you, Peter, and you make some good comments. I wonder how many collectors buy a card, stick it in their album and don't bother to look at the detail? I have pored over some of mine with a magnifying glass or scanned them into a simple photo program to look for detail, not least letteri...
by Moonraker
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Copies of Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 7429

Re: Copies of Postcards

I contributed to the original thread, now deleted. The practice annoys me, as some my localised searches on eBay lead to results dominated by modern prints of old postcards. The person that JohnH may have in mind is not as annoying as his Australian counterpart who many times uses the phrases "OLD L...
by Moonraker
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: PC delivered 112 years late! Humbug!
Replies: 3
Views: 3563

PC delivered 112 years late! Humbug!

Mother, 24, is stunned after Royal Mail delivered a postcard 112 years after it was sent to the previous owner of her house. A silly story of the type that appears in local and national newspapers from time to time). And in some versions of the article Royal Mail gets the blame - as if it had been ...
by Moonraker
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Post card collection
Replies: 1
Views: 2981

Re: Post card collection

I'm sure that dealers on this Forum will be able to offer you specific advice, but you could take the cards along to the fair at Filton on June 2 see http://postcard.co.uk/fairs.php. There you'll be able to get opinions and perhaps offers from several dealers. It might help were you to summarise wha...