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  • Modern card prices outstrip some Edwardian ones! (8/7/2019) - While postcard dealers at fairs are busy trying to offload stacks of unwanted Edwardian postcards at anything from 10 to 50p each, the cost of a contemporary postcard from shops and museums seems to rise inexorably, with £1 a card ...more


Picture Postcard Annual

The 2020 edition features as usual a diary of postcard fairs and auctions for the whole year, dealer, fair organiser and auction house listing, club contact details and information, early posting dates and auction records. For the first time we're including a bumper 48-page price guide, which we hope looks at postcard pricing from a new perspective. Hope you will all enjoy this!
The 2020 Annual also has features on the Cold War, Cricket, Butlin Redcoats, artist Seymour Hurley and an AR Quinton pub crawl.
Available now! Just go to the 'Picture Postcard Annuals' section of the booklist summary on this page.
Back numbers, going back to 1980, are marvellous sources of fascinating articles and well worth getting hold of. All can be ordered by clicking on the 'Picture Postcard Annuals' link under the 'Books' section of this page.


We publish a range of postcards on the themes of transport, politics & sport, as well as local views. Series include:.
Nottingham Trams
Nottingham Life
Heritage Railways
Political satire
Brighton Pier
Children in Need
London Life


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Nottingham Heritage 1

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Postcard Fair

Thanks to everyone who made the Nottingham fair on 2nd November 2019 such an exciting event. £724 was raised for the BBC 'Children in Need' charity from the admission charge, purchase of postcards & raffle tickets, generously donated by dealers & collectors. Hope everyone enjoyed the event!
The next fair is on Saturday 1st February 2020 at King’s Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2NR.
Fairs feature old & new picture postcards, cigarette and trade cards, ephemera, maps, programmes

Saturday 1 February 2020
Saturday 2nd May 2020
Wednesday 24th June 2020 (this one is an evening fair at Lowdham Village Hall)
Saturday 5th September 2020
Saturday 31st October 2020

Postcard Values

Want to know what your postcards are worth? This book will tell you all you want to know. Topographical, Transport, Royalty, Actresses, Comic - every postcard category is featured. This is the book that all collectors and dealers turn to!

40th edition of the popular, priced postcard catalogue.
All categories of postcards and what they are worth.
£13.95 + post/packing


Book of the Week

Edwardian Nottinghamshire in colour.

A fascinating look at early 20th century Nottingham, its suburbs and surrounding villages through the picture postcards in Albert Hindley's 'Clumber' series. With comparative present-day photos by top photographer Rob Inglis and commentary by Brian Lund, this presentation is thought--provoking and challenging, and the book also lends itself to local exploration when in Nottingham.

263 illustrations, 128pp A4 size, the book costs £11.95 + £2.30 p/p
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Nottinghamshire Collection

If you live in Notts, or have ever lived or studied there, this collection will delight you! We have books, picture postcards, music and theatre, photographs and tea towels in a selection that combines modern with contemporary. Click the button to enter a treasure trove called Nottinghamshire!


Our books are illustrated with old picture postcard images (with the exception of a trio that are based on 1960s/1970s photographs and packed full of local and social history.The First World War series of ten includes superb photographic and artistic images from that conflict..


Picture Postcard Monthly

A great treat for collectors, featuring articles & news on the hobby, related adverts, auction prices, club news, diary of fairs & auctions, & lots more.
Current & back copies available - click the link below.