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by Moonraker
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: On Indian Postcards
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: On Indian Postcards

Welcome. I guess it depends on the dealer using their experience of what particular types of card will fetch from their particular customers. They have a good or reasonable idea of which cards are common and which are not. Time was when there was a British printed catalogue of values (there still ma...
by Moonraker
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Comparitive values of postcards and photos
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Comparitive values of postcards and photos

Though my musings have attracted no replies, I might as well complete this thread by noting the very high prices asked on eBay for "engravings" or "antique photographs" that are merely pages or clippings from a newspaper or magazine such as the Illustrated London News . I've just...
by Moonraker
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Comparitive values of postcards and photos
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Comparitive values of postcards and photos

Well, I won the album, paying about 55% of what I would have expected to pay for the pics had they been postcards My winning bid was 77p more than the next-highest! (I'd entered some random figures for the pence.) Lucky!
by Moonraker
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Comparitive values of postcards and photos
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Comparitive values of postcards and photos

My postcard collection includes a few original photographs, such as those issued by press bureaux to newspapers in 1915. IIRC I paid about £15 each for these. I've seen some of the same images reproduced on postcards that sell for £8-15. (I've also seen later press photos listed at £100+ each.) Curr...
by Moonraker
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcard Image Theft.
Replies: 2
Views: 627

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 &qu...
by Moonraker
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcard fairs - COVID
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Postcard fairs - COVID

I can see a "Post Reply" button on this thread but not on Alan's announcing his fair. I won't be going as it would require a 70-minute train journey in each direction. I see that there's also a fair being held on Wednesday in Edgbaston . The AMP Fairs website says "We aim to provide a...
by Moonraker
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcard fairs - COVID
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Postcard fairs - COVID

I've been trying to add to Alan Winter's new thread about the West London Postcard Fair on July 17, but there's no "Post Reply" button on it. I was a bit surprised to see that this was being held, especially as the "Terminus" of COVID restrictions isn't due until the 19th. Will t...
by Moonraker
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Another delayed postcard
Replies: 0
Views: 1951

Another delayed postcard

Only a couple of days ago was I thinking that we were due for another of those newspaper stories about a postcard being delivered decades late. I've just read this: Postcard sent from WW2 veteran arrives in UK 77 years late 'A Royal Mail spokesperson said it is “difficult to speculate on what may ha...
by Moonraker
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Brexit - Customs, VAT on packages
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: Brexit - Customs, VAT on packages

A card I posted to Sweden arrived without problem.. I've just searched for "German postcards" on eBay, specifying items that would be posted from Germany. Just a few very low-value cards (£2-3) have notes saying that 20% VAT will be added, but those with much higher starting prices do not....
by Moonraker
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Cost of a postcard c1915
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Cost of a postcard c1915

How much did a postcard cost a century or so ago - 2d? 6d? Was there a premium for cards that were exclusive - group shots of a few soldiers, for example, compared with those that were printed in their hundreds and thousands?
by Moonraker
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Brexit - Customs, VAT on packages
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: Brexit - Customs, VAT on packages

Royal Mail guidance Yesterday I posted two low-value postcards to Sweden and the Czech Republic (£2 and £4.50) and sent messages to both purchasers advising of postal problems within the UK, mentioning the problem my friend had in posting a letter to me from Poland and asking for their indulgence s...
by Moonraker
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Brexit - Customs, VAT on packages
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: Brexit - Customs, VAT on packages

Others are expressing confusion on the eBay Community pages. This seems to be aimed at Business vendors and is off-putting enough for them. Surely all that Red Tape won't apply to private sellers? Luckily I've already sold nearly all my high-value stuff and recent sales have been of £3-5 an item to ...
by Moonraker
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Can it be true ? surely not ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

Re: Can it be true ? surely not ?

Quite a character! When I first met him c1997 he already seemed to be of a certain age.

It must be quiet demanding setting up stands and bringing in one's stock, then repeating the process in reverse six hours later, in between standing up and dealing with so many customers.
by Moonraker
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Brexit - Customs, VAT on packages
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Brexit - Customs, VAT on packages

I've just glanced at the regulations that will come into force on January regarding packages mailed from the UK (and into it) and VAT, Customs fees etc. Presumably these exclude letters and large letters, the categories most dealers and private sellers use - unless the contents exceed a certain valu...
by Moonraker
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: eBay news
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: eBay news

Just seen this on a vendor's listing: "PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO NEW DRACONIAN FEES BEING APPLIED BY BOTH eBAY (10%) & Paypal (Minimum 39p) WE HAVE UNFORTUNATELY HAD TO RAISE OUR PRICES, EITHER BY NOT OFFERING FREE POSTAGE, OR RAISING OUR OFFER PRICE - SORRY BUT WHEN YOU ADD OUR STATIONERY COSTS...