Author Archives: Mark Wingham

A postcard ‘Poseidon adventure’

One of the most important international postcard fairs in Europe is being held in Belgium in May.

The 26th European Postcard Fair is being held at the Poseidon Ice Rink in Brussels on Sunday May 14.

Spokesman Xavier Languy said: “Our fair is located in a very large and comfortable space at the Ice Stadium, where we’ve been since 2011. Last year we had about 65 dealers – of whom one in four were foreign – manning 300 metres of tables.

“We had about 400 visitors. Despite this relatively small number, the fair is very well known for a big turn-over especially among dealers. It’s much more international than local.

“The Belgian dealers have opportunities there to sell foreign cards and subjects and the foreign dealers find plenty of good stuff.  Our fair attracts big spenders.”

Super special postcard Saturday!

That’s experienced fair organiser Michael Goldsmith’s take on his second Postcard Bargain Show, which is being held at Teddington on April 29. The show is again devoted to half-price sales, 30p boxes, job lots, 50p moderns, special offers and bargain ephemera. … read more

April PPM out today!

The April 2017 issue of PPM was delivered to subscribers homes today (March 22), packed with features and news about your favourite hobby. Special features inside this month include a look at the photographers who worked in the Staffordshire Potteries; … read more

The Kempton show ‘will go on’

The new organiser of Kempton Park Fair has apologised to any buyers who turned up for his cancelled show. Tristan Brittain had to call off what would have been his first event on February 4 because he couldn’t get enough … read more

Kempton Fair cancelled next month

We have few details – but organiser Tristan Brittain has cancelled next month’s fair at Kempton Park. The event was due to be held on Saturday February 4th, clashing with the long-established and monthly Haywards Heath fair, which attracts many … read more

Horray for Hollywood!

PPM gets ready for the annual Oscars ceremony in the February issue with a look at Hollywood and some of the stars who have graced the awards over the years. Other features in next month’s issue include the menace posed … read more