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by Andrew
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Raphael Tuck - request
Replies: 2
Views: 3622

Re: Raphael Tuck - request

Wow! Lots of questions. Daniel, I have a number of Raphael Tuck postcards, but as a return question, were these series of specific locations, on specific topics, or random? All my postcards are of castles. I'll have to check which series they come from.
by Andrew
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Ebay rant
Replies: 5
Views: 6648

Re: Ebay rant

I also collect old engravings and prints, and so many times the delicate print comes enclosed in a substantial boarded envelope, ony to be additionally wrapped in a freezer bag with huge amounts of sellotape, making it very difficult to extract the item without creasing it in any way. Easy to packag...
by Andrew
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: hello all
Replies: 1
Views: 3290

Re: hello all

Hi Ian. Welcome to the world of postcard collecting. Have you thought of any area of interest you want to follow. For me it's British castles. I started by buying modern cards (at least, they WERE modern when I bought them). Then I moved to older cards - preferably pre-1940. My first purchases came ...
by Andrew
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Unauthorised copying of images on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 7061

Re: Unauthorised copying of images on ebay

It is possible (although I'm not sure how) to watermark images. This might be a solution to images being copied.
by Andrew
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 1
Views: 2696

Re: Happy New Year

... and a Happy New Year (albeit belated) from Gillingham.
by Andrew
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: London Postcard Fair - how was it for you?
Replies: 8
Views: 10146

Re: London Postcard Fair - how was it for you?

I only managed a couple of hours on the Friday. Still, I managed to spend a good deal, and got some good deals. Thanks to all who made it a great occasion.

Now for next year.
by Andrew
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Acceptable condition
Replies: 6
Views: 6488

Re: Acceptable condition

I'd never thought of grading my cards by condition, or by the quality of the picture - the latter being possibly being more of personal opinion. I get "WHAT DO YOU SEE IN THAT?" comments regularly, but then, when I've stopped to watch others make their purchases, I feel like making the same response...
by Andrew
Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: cleaning postcards
Replies: 3
Views: 6684

Re: cleaning postcards

I found this website http://periodfinebindings.typepad.com/r ... and_milde/

Personally, I would leave prefer to leave such work to experts - or leave the foxing as it is.
by Andrew
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Most appealing subject of postcard collecting
Replies: 17
Views: 14882

Re: Most appealing subject of postcard collecting

Andrew, thanks for your post elaborating on your castle collection. In my London interest I also branch out into non-postcard media. For a time I was buying any old print I could find that showed a London church,including engravings by Shepherd and those published by Robert Wilkinson and The Comple...
by Andrew
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Sorting Postcards
Replies: 3
Views: 5177

Re: Sorting Postcards

When I started collecting, everything went into one pot, as it were - old and modern, used and unused, photos and postcards, English Welsh and Scottish castles. Very haphazard, but I had no idea what was to come. Firstly I separated the modern from the old. Then came the next stage - allocating diff...
by Andrew
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Most appealing subject of postcard collecting
Replies: 17
Views: 14882

Re: Most appealing subject of postcard collecting

I collect old postcards of castles because I have an interest in the architecture and history - which extends to old prints and engravings, as well as books on the subject. Modern books / booklets included, particularly sales particulars for any castle that is put on the market. And hey - I just lik...
by Andrew
Fri May 09, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Mirrored Postcard
Replies: 5
Views: 5831

Re: Mirrored Postcard

This happened occasionally when photographers printed images back-to-front by accident. My parents have a lovely photograph produced professionally of a view of their village - but it is in reverse. Hundreds of copies were sold. I suspect though this does not happen often, and like stamps, could wel...
by Andrew
Tue May 06, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: sending postcards 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 5502

Re: sending postcards 2008

My wife always insists on sending postcards whilst on holiday. I do my bit and add a sentence or two, if it's to a member of my family, but normally I leave it to her. I never know what to say.
by Andrew
Thu May 01, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Deltiologists -Your most interesting story
Replies: 3
Views: 4316

Re: Deltiologists -Your most interesting story

One interesting story is probably of little interest to others - it was in coming across a particular postcard of Bramber Castle in Sussex. I have seen other copies of this postcard for sale on e-bay since, but that is irrelevant. The postcard pictures the chapel in the castle, and is from a paintin...
by Andrew
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: £122 for a 1910 military Wiltshire card
Replies: 11
Views: 11778

Re: £122 for a 1910 military Wiltshire card

Moonraker,

I was given (yes, given) an album containing a couple of hundred old postcards, one of which is a faded Kentish military real photo postcard. Would you be interested in it? If so, I'll dig it out from the album.
Regards
Andrew