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by Moonraker
Fri Jan 12, 2024 1:12 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Unnecessarily high postage costs?
Replies: 2
Views: 35114

Re: Unnecessarily high postage costs?

On Sunday evening I won a card on eBay for £15.99 plus £1.40 p & p. (I'd hesitated just a little about the price.)Two days ago, I had a message from the vendor - from whom I've brought before - that he'd been unable to get to the post office for a couple of days and that he was posting my card y...
by Moonraker
Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:45 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Another delayed postcard
Replies: 2
Views: 34347

Re: Another delayed postcard

Today's Daily Telegraph has a letter from a Suffolk resident who has received four postcards with Margate 1905 and 1906 postmarks. Two were addressed his house, two to the same addressee in another house in the village that no longer exists.
by Moonraker
Tue Nov 21, 2023 5:53 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcard Image Theft.
Replies: 8
Views: 40175

Re: Postcard Image Theft.

Some years ago I was caught out by the Australian vendor. There are others, who at least make it clear that they're offering copies. Nowadays my regular eBay search terms end with "postcard" which eliminates the copies. And when I don't, eBay somehow gives precedence to the real postcards,...
by Moonraker
Fri Oct 13, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Unnecessarily high postage costs?
Replies: 2
Views: 35114

Unnecessarily high postage costs?

Is it really necessary for vendors to send low and medium value cards by "signed for"? Royal Mail has now reverted ("post Lockdown") to requiring a signature on delivery, which can be inconvenient if I'm out. The sorting-office is a miserable three-mile trek from house with limit...
by Moonraker
Fri Sep 29, 2023 2:10 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Variety of "old" QIIE stamps on eBay sendings
Replies: 4
Views: 28632

Re: Variety of "old" QIIE stamps on eBay sendings

An article in today's Metro newspaper tells of an eBay buyer being "stunned" when he received a parcel of sandpaper "plastered with stamps from up to 50 years ago" to make up the £1.25 cost. The purchaser wrongly observes that "stamps without barcodes are no longer valid, so...
by Moonraker
Thu Jul 27, 2023 3:35 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Variety of "old" QIIE stamps on eBay sendings
Replies: 4
Views: 28632

Re: Variety of "old" QIIE stamps on eBay sendings

Just received my replacement stamps from Royal Mail: 1p x 35 and 2p x 35, total value £1.05. :D

I still have some 30 or 40 high-value commems dating back over the decades to use on eBay sendings, though I would need to use several first-class stamps of yesteryear to put on a letter today.
by Moonraker
Thu Jul 06, 2023 6:22 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: the hidden wiki
Replies: 1
Views: 28103

Re: the hidden wiki

What a load of badly-written rubbishy spam.
by Moonraker
Thu Jul 06, 2023 6:21 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Fifty Mysterious Postcards
Replies: 3
Views: 27321

Re: Fifty Mysterious Postcards

I have a couple of cards with shorthand messages, another with a message in an archaic form of Welsh and another with "mirror" handwriting, probably the work of a print compositor accustomed to reading beds of type used for printing publications.
by Moonraker
Wed Jun 14, 2023 3:10 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Very common cards but ...
Replies: 1
Views: 30056

Re: Very common cards but ...

It's happened again. Just received two cards whose fronts had been scanned for eBay, but not the backs. One had a contemporary annotation on the back noting that "x" indicated two key personalities at the event (whom I wouldn't have otherwise spotted), the other had a reasonable example of...
by Moonraker
Tue Jun 13, 2023 3:05 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Finding information about a Reliable Series postcard?
Replies: 2
Views: 22342

Re: Finding information about a Reliable Series postcard?

Googling will lead to snippets of information and, very happily, an on-line history, c1909, Byegone years of the West of Scotland Convalescent Seaside Homes, Dunoon.
by Moonraker
Mon Jun 05, 2023 4:50 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Variety of "old" QIIE stamps on eBay sendings
Replies: 4
Views: 28632

Re: Variety of "old" QIIE stamps on eBay sendings

Y es, Kevin, that is so.

I don't have many commems left and try to stock up with a few higher values, but most of the recent issues seem to be only for letters - and often with pretty terrible designs and subjects.
by Moonraker
Thu May 18, 2023 6:10 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Variety of "old" QIIE stamps on eBay sendings
Replies: 4
Views: 28632

Variety of "old" QIIE stamps on eBay sendings

As the extended deadline for using old-style QIIE stamps approaches (it's July 31), a noticeable proportion of envelopes contacting my eBay postcard purchases have a fine array of stamps from decades ago. Obviously vendors are using up their stocks (as I am). Today's arrival included two 8½d, two 15...
by Moonraker
Sat May 06, 2023 4:40 pm
Forum: Postcard Wants
Topic: Great War 7th South Staffs 1917 soldiers photos
Replies: 1
Views: 20361

Re: Great War 7th South Staffs 1917 soldiers photos

The regimental museum may help, but most such museums have very limited resources to handle queries. Sometimes a photo of a soldier appeared in his local newspaper after he'd been killed but, sadly, by 1917 there were so many deaths. Some local major libraries and the local studies centre may have ...
by Moonraker
Wed Feb 15, 2023 8:57 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Who is the top postcard AUCTION house???
Replies: 12
Views: 78969

Re: Who is the top postcard AUCTION house???

Try eBid ... much cheaper and easier to navigate! Partly to breathe some life into this forum: :) Over the years there have been several exhortations to use eBid, but when it comes to my collecting interests, I've always found it offers only dross, and even then only six to ten items, compared with...
by Moonraker
Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:41 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcards for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 21065

Re: Postcards for sale

I have a large number of postcards and postal memorabilia to sell as my husband a serious philatelist has died please email me if interested Sadly this forum is not very active, with the most traffic relating to specific collecting requirements. I'm not even sure that your being more specific about...