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by Andrew
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Most appealing subject of postcard collecting
Replies: 17
Views: 14882

Re: Most appealing subject of postcard collecting

Given that I collect postcards of castles, I get satisfaction when finding "new" castles - that is, postcards of castles for which I do not have any other picture of. Obviously, as time progresses, this becomes more difficult, and increasingly expensive. I enjoy scanning the cards to see the picture...
by Andrew
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Canterbury Postcard (and Collectors) Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 3457

I agree that some cards have what I consider silly prices. This may upset some of the dealers, but I nearly always wander round the fair first, just having a look at the general prices for postcards at each stall. I try to look at similar cards at each one, then return to the ones that I consider th...
by Andrew
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Canterbury Postcard (and Collectors) Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 3457

Canterbury Postcard (and Collectors) Fair

When I walked into the Westgate Hall on Saturday, my first thought was that there were more dealers than usual. More dealers - yes, but not so many postcard dealers. Dealers of stamps, books, medals and other memorabilia seem to be on the increase. I guess it is a case of demand - and if people who ...
by Andrew
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcard Collection Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 9087

My current household insurer last year refused to insure my collection of postcards and engravings - unless, like Moonraker, I had it professionally valued. It's too large to carry to a valuer, even if I could find such a person, so they would have to come to my home. Even if I had it valued, my ins...
by Andrew
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcard Collection Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 9087

I noted that they advertised in last years' BIPEX catalogue. Would it be an idea, since they are specialist insurers, to have a permanent link to their website somewhere on this website - subject to their agreement of course (although, I can't see them not agreeing, since it gives them more free adv...
by Andrew
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: BIPEX 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 10549

Given that it was only my second BIPEX, I guess my view is unbalanced then :lol:
by Andrew
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: BIPEX 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 10549

E-bay has helped me too, but with the postage costs, I find I prefer the fairs. BIPEX 2007 saw me add about 200 cards to my collection, at a far cheaper price than if I bought stuff on e-bay. Also, there is far more choice at the fairs. My first BIPEX in 2006 literally blew my mind - but I was more ...
by Andrew
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: BIPEX 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 10549

BIPEX 2008

So I'm the first to post here in 2008. :lol:

Having noted the dates for BIPEX 2008, I've booked the time off work. I know that there were a number of negative responses for the 2007 event, but I enjoyed it, and will be there again this year.

Anyone else thinking that far ahead?
by Andrew
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Real Photo Or Not Real Photo?
Replies: 8
Views: 8352

[quote="Moonraker"]... most collectors are interested only in the image, not how it was produced?
Moonraker[/quote]
My thoughts exactly.
by Andrew
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: What do you call someone who collects postcards ?
Replies: 4
Views: 6157

What do you call someone who collects postcards ?

Apart from possibly mad (or sad, according to my nephew).

I have finally been educated - I am a deltiologist.

OK. So you already knew. But I didn't.
by Andrew
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: £122 for a 1910 military Wiltshire card
Replies: 11
Views: 11778

... or that people have finally run out of things to say?
by Andrew
Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Postcard Wants
Topic: Castles
Replies: 8
Views: 11196

Thanks for your kind offer, but no thank you. I assume you mean Grosmont Castle - of which I already have a number of postcards. I hope you find a home for them.
by Andrew
Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 26
Views: 25404

I see the number of members has been cut from over 200 to 72. Presumably the ones cut out are those who have not posted at any stage. Things have been quiet here too. Is there REALLY nothing happening in the postcard world? Has this place become a graveyard, or are there lots of people on holiday? D...
by Andrew
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Canterbury, 6th October
Replies: 4
Views: 6007

... and I'm pleased I was able to help make it good (albeit not a huge amount) for you, Tony.

At least next time I might remember your name correctly !!
by Andrew
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Ebay or fairs? The choice is yours.
Replies: 13
Views: 13552

I would like to add another point in favour of the fairs. As I walked into the Westgate Hall in Canterbury on Saturday morning, the smell of bacon being cooked wafted across the hall. Having a hot bacon roll partway through the proceedings, and the smell of bacon and sausages being grilled makes the...