Author Archives: Mark Wingham

Major stamp fair keen to attract postcard dealers

The organiser of a major stamp fair is hoping to attract postcard dealers – to help broaden the appeal of the event.

Melvyn Philpott has rebranded the returning Salisbury Stamp Show as The Salisbury Stamp & Postcard Show.

It’s being held at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre on October 20/21 this year.

Melvyn said: “It has been felt for a while now that the available ‘spend’ at many stamp shows is spread too thinly between the participating dealers therefore making all the effort involved less attractive. This we believe is true not only for stamp dealers but also for postcard traders.

“For our newly returning Salisbury Stamp Show we have decided to limit the maximum number of stamp dealers to 50 (or even less), with the remaining tables being offered to postcard dealers. We have a private on-site attended car park available for use by our visitors.

“If any of your readers are interested in taking a space at the show, please me on 01406 350896 or email melvynphilpott@gmail.com

Dorset Postcard Fair cancelled

Dorset Postcard Card has cancelled its summer fair planned for July 16 – saying dealer bookings were down 50% on last year. Organiser David Stevens commented:  “We normally get 20-25 dealers, but our numbers were down on last year by … read more

June PPM out today!

Our June issue, being delivered to subscribers’ homes today (Monday May 22), includes the regular news round-up, three vibrant pages of readers’ letters and news of upcoming fairs and auctions. Feature postcard articles include: *Geoff Ashton, who chairs the Reading … read more

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: … read more

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