A recently arrived private collection of pier postcards will make their first showing with many scarce and sought-after cards on offer at the next Loddon Auctions sale at Arborfield, in Berkshire, on October 18.
It includes real photographic cards showing storm and fire damage, river as well as coastal piers and many other pier cards sorted by location.
The sale will also offer a further selection of good London suburb cards including RPs of shop fronts, delivery vehicles, street scenes and other views. Foreign cards will also be offered with several Africa related lots with good ethnic interest.
There will also be many themed lots including theatre, shipping, silks, artist drawn glamour, London Life, Louis Wain and advertising and much more.
One of the jewels in the postcard fair crown – the York Card Expo International – starts today (Friday August 31) at the York Racecourse Grandstand. The doors for the annual postcard fest organised by local dealer Jack Stasiak open … read more
Organiser Lee Marchant still has some space for dealers at his big annual fair at Norwich on Saturday September 22. The venue, at St Andrews Hall in the city centre, is one of the best on the circuit. Call 01787 370406 … read more
An exhibition ‘From Madras to Bangalore: Picture Postcards as Urban History of Colonial India’ is running in London until September 23. It is being staged at the Brunei Gallery, in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of … read more
Nottingham Card Fair on Sunday September 2 (the day after York Cardexpo) has a special one-off venue at the De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre and Hotel. Organisers Reflections of a Bygone Age were told on July 9 that the planned … read more
Picture Postcard Monthly, the world’s biggest postcard magazine, has marked the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Editor Mark Wingham, who works for the NHS in south east Hampshire, has written a near seven-page feature which charts the history of the … read more
Britain’s biggest postcard club organised fair is being held in Berkshire tomorrow (Sunday July 1). PPM will be attending the Reading Cigarette Card & Postcard Club’s annual fair at the Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading. The doors will open … read more
Simon Collyer of AMP Fairs has found a new venue to enable a welcome comeback for his Stockport midweek fair. Sixteen dealers will converge on the Britannia Hotel, at 67 Dialsone Lane, Offerton, Stockport, on the last Tuesday of the … read more
Tristan Brittain has cancelled his planned postcard fair at Kempton Park racecourse on Saturday June 16 – and says he won’t be staging any more shows there. The event clashed with the long-established fair at Shoreham in Sussex on the … read more
The Postcard Traders Association stages the first of its annual two-day fairs at Woking tomorrow and Saturday (Friday May 11 and Saturday 12). It’s the flagship event for the PTA, the umbrella organisation representing fair trade for many dealers in … read more