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by RAFPOL
Sat May 10, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: sending postcards 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 5696

Re: sending postcards 2008

Food for thought here I suppose. I last bought postcards from a rack last year in Scarborough. I must confess that the cards were bought as additions to my collection and not for sending through the post. Perhaps I will do my bit in the furure and send cards to family and friends. After all, they wi...
by RAFPOL
Sat May 10, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Mirrored Postcard
Replies: 5
Views: 6019

Re: Mirrored Postcard

Interesting. I too have a mirrored image of the Edwardian actress Gladys Cooper, posing in a doorway with one of her children. I am left wondering which of the two cards is the geniune article?
by RAFPOL
Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Best Place to Buy Modern Postcards
Replies: 5
Views: 7478

Re: Best Place to Buy Modern Postcards

Personally I think the best place to buy moderns is MEP Postcards, without a doubt. They are efficient and will send you lists via the internet if so desired. I have a standing order for new issues from my particular publisher and MEP Postcards can be relied upon to send them along and are reasonabl...
by RAFPOL
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Grading of condition.
Replies: 0
Views: 2643

Grading of condition.

:( I do get so exasperated at times. Today I received some comics via a seller on ebay. They were all described as "Great Condition" which prompted me to bid on them. On receipt I found that although most of them could be described as fair to good, one or two were certainly below par. In f...
by RAFPOL
Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Modern postcard retail prices
Replies: 3
Views: 7287

Re: Modern postcard retail prices

What would I pay? My subject of comics is vast and so I confine my collecting to a few specific publishers and ignore the rest. I rarely pay more than £2.00 for a card described as good or better condition.
by RAFPOL
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Jester Comicard
Replies: 0
Views: 2616

Jester Comicard

As a collector of comic postcards, I came across one or two new additions today and I wonder if anyone has any knowledge of them? They have a divided back, a "Jester Comicard" motif and publisher, 10 Welbeck Way W.1 Could these be a variation of the "Jester Edition" comics? Help ...
by RAFPOL
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Closure of many Post Offices
Replies: 4
Views: 4439

Re: Closure of many Post Offices

Yes, a sad sign of the times when the profit motive will come before the needs of people. My local post office at Wellingborough in Northamptonshire has just closed, now the pensioners must "hobble" along to the next available post office! There was no point in signing the petition, the po...
by RAFPOL
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Comic Postcard Query.
Replies: 1
Views: 3009

Comic Postcard Query.

I know that it is something of a shot in the dark but we have one or two rather learned collectors among us, so here goes: Could anyone identify the initials "JF" on comic postcards, published by Brook Publishing Company Ltd. London W.1 ?
by RAFPOL
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcard Collection Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 9397

:( Personally, I find insurance, just one giant rip off. Experience has taught me that the insurance companies are very happy to take your premiums every week/month, then comes the crunch. You have to make a claim ! Oh calamity! This is where the small print comes into play and they are full of opt ...
by RAFPOL
Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Major changes on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 5689

:( There you go, the Americans will have an advantage eh? Now why does that not surprise me? Then, with more changes on ebay, it looks as though the tax man might get in on the action !!!! Yes indeed, ROB is alive and well and still thriving (ROB)= That's Rip Off Britain folks !!!!!!
by RAFPOL
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Comic Postcard Artists
Replies: 0
Views: 3007

Comic Postcard Artists

:( Having a main interest in comic postcards, I am always intrigued by the artist's impressions. I would like to discover more about the artist in question but find it almost impossible to find out much. I asked for info, via PPM, regarding the artist David Philip Millar, who signed his cards with s...
by RAFPOL
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: BIPEX 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 10864

:D Thanks for ofering your point of view Andrew. I think for now, at least, I will stick to the local fair and Ebay. To each, his own, I suppose. Maybe one day, mabe one day!
by RAFPOL
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: BIPEX 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 10864

:( Never yet made the "piligrimage" to BIPEX and I wonder if the trip down to London and the accompanying problems of parking etc, is worth it? Ebay has helped me enormously to build my collection and the occasional visit to the bi monthly fair at Northampton serves me very well.
by RAFPOL
Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Postcard Wants
Topic: Comic Postcards
Replies: 4
Views: 7723

:( My comic duplicates continue to grow! Is there no one else within our little circle that is remotely interested in exchange of comic cards? Whilst I am here, a very Merry Christmas to all our members. "John Boy"
by RAFPOL
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: What do you call someone who collects postcards ?
Replies: 4
Views: 6344

:D I once applied for a job with a local engineering company. The application form asked what hobbies if any? I, being a clever little dickie, listed Deltiology. I thought "That will impress 'em !!!!!" I did get the job, but some months after I discovered that management was not too sure w...