York 2018 Card Expo International starts today (Friday August 31)

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 to the public from 11am-6.30pm.

It’s back open for business again tomorrow (Sept 1) from 10am to 4.30pm.

This year’s line-up of nearly 70 dealers includes traders who have travelled from France , Germany and Holland.

But if you can’t get to York, there are several other major fairs up and around the country in the new few weeks.

This Sunday sees the Nottingham fair – at a new ‘one-off’ venue at the De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre, postcode NG7 2TU.

Heading south, The Postcard Traders’ Association has its autumn two-day fair at Woking on September 14/15 and there’s Norwich, at St Andrews Hall in the city centre, on September 22.

There are also big fairs at Northampton on September 22, Leicester the next day, Bristol and Preston on September 29 and the Etc Fairs monthly showpiece at the Royal National Hotel, London, on September 30.

PPM editor Mark Wingham said: “September is a busy and impressive month for the hobby, and fairs in particular.

“Apart from the major fairs listed above, there are plenty of smaller fairs covering just about every part of the country.”

Every issue of Picture Postcard Monthly has a listing of every fair held at which there is a known postcard dealer presence. Order your copy today!