Author Archives: Mark Wingham

April Picture Postcard Monthly out today

The April issue of PPM is available from today (Thursday March 22) – when it will be delivered to most subscribers’ homes.

You can order your copy from us, or it will be available from selected dealers at fairs around the country, including the Festival of Cards at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, which is being held tomorrow and Saturday (March 23/24).

Major stories in this edition include an in-depth look at Britain’s first postcard magazine, which started 116 years ago, the postcard world of King Edward VII, the Goring-on-Thames floods of 1903, the World War One hero and Victoria Cross recipient whose life was saved by a packet of postcards in his top pocket, famous wooden buildings on postcards, a look at The Netherlands from the air,  the cartoonist and satirist Martin Anderson (known as Cynicus), and how photographers in the Golden Age helped turn those daytime views into night scenes.

The 56-page a month Picture Postcard Monthly costs £3.85. An annual subscription is £38 in the UK. Different rates apply for the readers we have in 24 countries outside of Britain.

Why not order your copy today?

The postcard world heads to Somerset

Hundreds of postcard collectors are set to descend on the Bath and West Showground near Shepton Mallet in Somerset for the world’s biggest fair for the hobby. Organiser Barrie Rollinson has got around 140 dealers, a number travelling from overseas, … read more

11,000 pier postcards up for sale

Former submariner Mike Smith is selling his massive 11,000-strong collection of pier postcards which were amassed over 20 years of collecting. Read about Mike’s auction for the cards of cards featuring structures in England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of … read more

The end is NOT Nigh

Following the demise of J Salmon of Kent as a postcard publisher, the Isle of Wight company of WJ Nigh and Sons is now almost certainly the world’s longest established family-run operation – dating back to 1903. PPM takes an … read more

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