A BRIEF GUIDE TO BRITISH POSTCARD INTEREST POSTCARDS 1959 - 1993

By

Ron Griffiths 

 

Dont get this one confussed with the magazine depicted below, as the covers are very similar, but this one has a much wider theme. 

This one lists cards for the centenary of the first British postcard (the postal stationery card), Exhibitions and postcard competitions, Postcard fairs (old and modern), National Postcard Week, Postcard Clubs, Postcard dealer cards, Postcard Publications and cards related to printing and publishing.

This is another great listing and another essential for anyone interested in any of these areas of collection.  

 

 

A GUIDE TO BRITISH POSTCARD CENTENARY POSTCARDS 1994

By

RON GRIFFITHS

 

A large number of postcards were issued celebrating the 1994 Picture Postcard Centenary. Thankfully, for anyone trying to compile a complete collection Ron Griffiths produced this superb small publication. This is essential to anyone collecting this topic

There is a one sheet supplement that was also produced to go with this booklet, sadly this is often missing (although I still have mine).

I produced my own card for this centenary and I appear in this books list, which details my card release. 

I collected these cards and have almost a complete collection. I am missing just one card, and despite years of searching I have never seen a copy of the one I am missing, and 500 copies of it were printed! One day I will complete my collection, onen day... 

 

SHIRE ALBUM - PICTURE POSTCARDS

By

C W HILL

 

This 1987 issue is one of the many SHIRE books which featured all manner of collectibles across its many, many such like books. The original retail price for this 32 page booklet was £1.50. This one is worth a read.  

 

THE EARLY DAYS OF THE POSTAL SERVICE

By

TONY GAMMONS

NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM

 

This 1986 16 page booklet is about the period before stamps and postcards came along, so has a specific theme, but if this is of interest this is a great way of learning about the early postal systems.

 

THE NEW SOUTH WALES POSTCARD COLLECTORS SOCIETY BULLETIN No. 144: MARCH 2015

 

This is an Australian clubs bulletin which was kindly sent to me because of my interest in World War 1. This has a great article on the postcards of the Australians in the Great War 

 

FRED JUDGE 1872 - 1950 - Exhibition catalogue & guide - Hastings Museum & Art Gallery 1981.

 

This was the guide to an exhibition of the works of Fred Judge, who was behind the great postcard publishing company of 'Judges of Hastings'. Although not illustrated sadly, there is an interesting biography of Fred Judge included.

 

MODERN POSTCARDS AUCTION CATALOGUE 1991

Ron Griffiths

 

This catalogue is worth a look as it is partially illustrated, but does give some ideas of the prices some of these cards and sets were considered to be worth at this time (towards the end of the height of the modern postcard resurgance era).

This is my copy of the catalogue, it was a postal auction, and I spent £200 buying lots from this auction (a lot of money in 1991!)

 

MODERN LIMITED EDITION POSTCARDS CATALOGUE & GUIDE (1983)

By

RON GRIFFITHS

 

This may be samll, just 27 pages, but it was the first modern postcard catalogue I ever found. 

 

 

BRIAN PARTRIDGE Newsletter issue 6 - 2001

 

Brian has been one of our great modern postcard artists. For awhile, not very long, he issued these hand made newsletters. All the text was hand written and then the sheets photocopied and folded to make the newsletters. They were packed with information and illustrations of Brian's work and postcard images. I dont think there were ever more than 30 to 40 of each issue produced so they are extremely hard to source, but if you collect Brian's work these are well worth hunting down.

The best thing about subscribing to this newsletter was that Brian sent out free postcards with every issue and he signed every one of these and sometimes even printed up exclusive postcards for the subscribers, all in an edition of around the 30 to 35 mark (and these are very collectible indeed)  

 

 

BRIAN PARTRIDGE Newsletter issue 7+8 (combined issue) - 2001

 

Another of these very personal newsletters 

 

YORK POSTCARD CLUB MAGAZINE Issue No. 6

 

These local club newsletters can be hard to source, but they can be a rich source of local history facts and images and articles.

This magazine went on to become THE POSTCARD MAGZINE (see top of previous page). This issue clearly cam along after the one depicted below.

This issue was the first to have a four page additional 'BAMFORTH POSTCARD COLLECTORS CLUB pull out ection  

 

YORK POSTCARD CLUB MAGAZINE Issue No. 5

 

This was the first issue I received of this magazine. It has a great article about the Holmfirth Postcard Museum 

 

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