Show organiser Stan Woodhouse cancelled his fair at St Ives on March 17 because of lack of dealer numbers.
Fifteen dealers had booked for the event but that’s not enough to avoid Stan making a loss on the show if he carried on with it. The event was due to be just five days before the dealers’ set-up day at Shepton Mallet – the world’s biggest postcard fair, which this year has more than 130 dealers booked from home and abroad.
“Shepton may have been a factor,” Stan said. “I can’t analyse it, but there just wasn’t the dealer support there. I’m very sorry for any disappointment to the public who were planning to attend.”
And Neil Baldry has called off his postcard and antiques fair at Maidenhead, Berkshire, for March 11, partly because of problems around his proposed replacement venue and lack of suitable car parking.
See the March issue of PPM for the full stories.
The March issue also carries the name of every dealer so far booked for the two-day Festival of Cards at Shepton, Somerset, on March 23/24.
It also includes the full fair listings for March, April and May 2018, as well as news on auctions in Britain and overseas.