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by MichaelDay
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Question about prints
Replies: 1
Views: 4621

Re: Question about prints

300 dpi (or dots per inch) is the standard requirement for printing an image 'same size' If you've scanned your card at a lower dpi rate than this you can use photoshop to 'resample' the image. (Image > Image Size > Resolution ) ... Photoshop does a reasonable job of this but the result will be a mu...
by MichaelDay
Fri May 11, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Picture postcard paper
Replies: 2
Views: 3919

Re: Picture postcard paper

Ilford do actually produce a black & white 'postcard' paper in 6 x 4 (approx) size. But it's a resin coasted type and the back is already pre-printed as a postcard. Traditional fibre based cards were produced on a heavyweight base. This has not been available for quite a while. You can get 'doub...
by MichaelDay
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Holmfirth "songs" series No 4902/2
Replies: 2
Views: 5676

Re: Holmfirth "songs" series No 4902/2

Bamforth Song Cards

They are 'worth' on average about £5 per set. But don't sell particularly well lately.
by MichaelDay
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Removing postcards from and album
Replies: 2
Views: 4181

Re: Removing postcards from and album

There's no easy answer to this as all methods will work for some types of card but not others, it also very much depends on the type of glue used and whether you want to keep the pages intact. If you really must do it... try experimenting on one or two of the least interesting/valuable items. But fr...
by MichaelDay
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Crumbling album?
Replies: 1
Views: 2977

Re: Crumbling album?

Current thinking is that paper collectables including postcards and photographs should be stored in inert or acid-free materials. Old albums are caertainly not acid free, but we constantly come across collections that have survived well for the past 100 years or so with hardly any effect on the card...
by MichaelDay
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Can someone translate French please?
Replies: 4
Views: 4216

Re: Can someone translate French please?

It's been a while but heres an attempt.... " I sent you a card the day after you left Saumur? and one of Edinburgh too. I've not received the letter only a card from you today for which I thank you a lot. If I don't receive the letter I'm afraid you'll have to write me another. A big kiss to de...
by MichaelDay
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcard Monthly Online
Replies: 4
Views: 6621

Re: Postcard Monthly Online

PPM Online subscription is now available.

£25.00 gives you access to the latest issue plus several back issues for a 12 month period.

The subscribers area allows downloads of available copies of the magazine in PDF format.
by MichaelDay
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Postcard Wants
Topic: Images by Publisher Salmon
Replies: 10
Views: 18316

Re: Images by Publisher Salmon

I'm sure Salmon are one of the few companies where fairly complete listings do actually exist..
I had a set of photocopies of a Salmon produced listing some years back. I'll see if it's still around.
by MichaelDay
Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Postcard Monthly Online
Replies: 4
Views: 6621

Postcard Monthly Online

Picture Postcard Monthly is now available online...
http://www.postcardcollecting.co.uk

free of charge for a few months then as an 'online subscription'

It's the whole magazine in PDF format
by MichaelDay
Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: New to the Game !!
Replies: 12
Views: 13404

Re: New to the Game !!

You can use one of the free online image hosting sites such as http://www.photobucket.com then add the links they provide [img]....[/img] to your posts
by MichaelDay
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Making My Own Postcards
Replies: 26
Views: 36532

Re: Making My Own Postcards

Try the manufacturers support pages for the particular model.

eg. If you go to the Epson website and look up support for a random model the Stylus S20. If you check drivers & software you'll see a list driver downloads available... the earliest being June 2008.
by MichaelDay
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: New to the Game !!
Replies: 12
Views: 13404

Re: New to the Game !!

£65 for a real photo pc of installing tram lines is probably ok..
by MichaelDay
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Tuck & Son and Fritz Hildebrandt
Replies: 2
Views: 4239

Re: Tuck & Son and Fritz Hildebrandt

F.Hildebrandt Tucks Oilette series...
6658 'Still Life'
8704 'Playtime in the Snowtime'
9669 'Still Life'
9836 'Cherry Ripe'
9999 'Still Life'

I realise this doesn't answer your question though...
by MichaelDay
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Shell Motoring Postcards - Request for Information
Replies: 1
Views: 3712

Re: Shell Motoring Postcards - Request for Information

The original cards c.1910s are quite rare and fetch £30 - £50 each. A couple of examples on our sales website... http://sunnyfield.co.uk/dayspast/sub_category.php?section=Advertising But beware of the reproduction set produced by Shell in the late 1970's, they were quite good copies though the paper...
by MichaelDay
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Making My Own Postcards
Replies: 26
Views: 36532

Re: Making My Own Postcards

There are a few products out there but the quality / suitability is uncertain. Main drawbacks seem to be the thickness of the card, postcards would be at least 350gsm, but few products are this weight. Though you'd probably need a printer with a flat feed (by-passing rollers) to print on anything th...