Author: Brian Lund

Here comes summer

Anyone  needing proof of the continued popularity of picture postcards today need look no further than the holiday destination Center Parcs, which has five locations in England and a sixth soon to open in Ireland. Sister company Center Parcs Europe operates 23 sites, in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. Each centre has a stack of Read More …

I predict a riot

If you watched Lucy Worsley’s recent TV programme on the Suffragettes, you’ll have spotted the generous use of, and reference to, old postcards. A selection of anti-Suffragette comics was featured, along with some amazing real photographs inside the WSPU headquarters     Picture postcards often feature in television documentaries, especially those with a transport theme, Read More …

Send me a postcard

According to a recent poll (who does these things??!!) 23% of young people (10-25) didn’t recognise a picture postcard, one of a number of items they were asked to identify. Now while it’s no surprise to learn that teenagers don’t use postcards (they have quicker ways of communicating), I was shocked to find such a Read More …

Missing you

The recent deaths of postcard dealers and personalities Christine Booth from Bristol and Ken Hassell of Glossop will leave a big void in the postcard world. Christine was a generous and knowledgeable lady with over 40 years experience in the hobby, beginning with the lovely specialist postcard shop she ran in Barnstaple’s Cross Street. She Read More …