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Last chance saloon for Brian Girling collection

The sixth and last chance to acquire part of the late Brian Girling collection will be at auction in Warwick next month (January).

Warwick and Warwick will be selling off the final instalment of the  collection and trading stock in what auctioneer Colin Such rates as “one of the best postcard collections ever formed in this country in recent years.”

Colin said: “Brian was a well-known and respected dealer with a fine knowledge of postcards, especially those of London and the Home Counties and this important sale includes a large section of such cards, with London divided geographically.

“There are individual collections of many boroughs with four figure valuations of Edgware, Harrow, Marylebone, Fulham, Kensington, Chelsea, Twickenham and Wimbledon. A collection of London omnibuses is offered intact with an estimate of £2,600. 32 different Rotary London Life are estimated at £550.”

The auction takes place on Wednesday January 24.

The penultimate part of the collection went under the hammer last month – with every lot selling, most realising well above estimate. It also contained significant ranges of London and suburbs.

December fair date changes

PPM has been publishing the date changes for two big fairs just after Christmas this year (2017). A reminder that the postcard fair at Wickham, near Portsmouth, is now on Wednesday December 27 – at the community centre in Mill … read more

Picture Postcard Annual 2018

The Picture Postcard Annual is now available at £6.95, plus £1.60 post or £5 overseas from the publishers – Reflections of a Bygone Age, by emailing Copies are also available at fairs from selected dealers or from us, at … read more

Page Postcards expanding its business

Page Postcards is now selling cards at a tenth antiques outlet in England. Jonathan Edwards, a regular dealer at fairs nationwide, has further increased his retail portfolio by moving into a recently-opened venue at Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Jonathan said: “I … read more

Postal Museum set to open

London’s long-awaited new heritage attraction, The Postal Museum, opens to the public on Friday 28 July – and we hope postcards will play an important part in its story. Its galleries will take guests “on a journey through five centuries … read more