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 in-depth look at the company in the February issue – which will be distributed to UK subscribers’ homes tomorrow (January 22).

We meet the two brothers and their cousin who now run the business, and the brothers’ father Terry, now retired from the Shanklin-based company, but currently working as archivist, helping to preserve Nigh’s heritage from the last 115 years.

Terry, grandson of the founder William James Nigh, picks out some of his favourite Nigh images from the decades, and explains where he has chosen them.

Other articles in the February issue include a tribute from the Prime Minister to a postcard dealer’s work for charity, and reports and feature articles on battleships of the Edwardian era, the Winchester area photographer Leonard Robert Taylor, artistic sporting postcards, modern drinks-related poster cards and mini-golf in Aberystwyth.

It also includes the regular features such as Postbag (our vibrant letters page), Clubscene (reports from the clubs around the UK) and Hammertime (news from the auction rooms).

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