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  • A fair old get-together! (2/22/2023) - A fair old get-together! “!’m so glad you’re keeping this going”. This one of many similar comments at the Nottingham Postcard Fair (plus cigarette cards, ephemera, militaria!) on Saturday. It was apparent that just about everyone there was having a ...more

Picture Postcard Annual

The 2024 edition of Picture Postcard Annual is now available! You can order your copy here.

The new edition features dealer, fair organiser and auction house listing, club contact details and information, early posting dates and auction records. It also provides a diary of postcard fairs and auctions for the year, and lots of feature articles on various postcard collecting subjects, including Tuck Heraldic postcards, the River Thames, First World War air aces, Singer sewing machines, Lawson Wood, postcard buskers, Mary Quant and the Swingin' Sixties, Sheep-sheering, Diabolo and lots more. The Annual is profusely illustrated.

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:.

Lockdown 2020
Nottingham Trams
Nottingham Life
Heritage Railways
Political satire
Brighton Pier
Children in Need
London Life

london life 18

Nottingham Heritage 1

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Postcard & Collectors' Fair

The latest Postcard & Collectors' Fair at Studio 7, King's Meadow Campus, in early November 2023, was a great success, with a really good attendance, an exciting buzz all day, and some exciting buying & selling. What's more, the event raised £633 for the BBC Children in Need appeal. Our next event is at Studio 7, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2NR on  Saturday 3rd February 2024, with 70+ tables of old & modern picture postcards, trade & cigarette cards, ephemera, coins, stamps & militaria. What a collecting feast!.

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Latest Book

Rugby Football on picture postcards

A brand new book released 20th May 2023, this work on Rugby Football looks at the game from an entirely new perspective. Over 350 images drawn form 350+ photographic, comic and artist-drawn postcards take you on an incredible journey through 125 years of Rugby League and Rugby Union. Brian Lund has drawn the postcards mostly from his own collection, and his comprehensive introduction and detailed captions provide the context and background for each illustration..
Order via our books section.

Postcard Sales Lists

We publish fortnightly sales lists featuring old picture postcards (plus a few modern ones, plus postcard related books and ephemera)

Please contact us to be added to our mailing list to receive the list by post OR download the latest list below. Alternatively we also send out postcards by an approvals service.

Download Latest Postcard Sales List

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


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Picture Postcard Magic

December 2023 sees the launch of a new magazine, Picture Postcard Magic (PPM). This will be an extended version of our current popular sales list , running initially to 28 pages, and containing an events diary, relevant news and articles, along with adverts and other features we intend to introduce. Editions will be numbered and dated, and publication will be between the 12th and 18th of each month.

PPM will be available free on our website or via email, or by post at £18 UK (£36 Europe) for six issues or £5.40 for one issue for those who prefer a hard copy (we'll see how it goes after that). You can order the first issue now - publication date 14th December. We can do subscriptions to rest of world but because of the cost of postage we recommend you access it online free. If you want us to send you printed paper copies, email us at

Reflections of a Bygone Age were the original publishers of Picture Postcard Monthly.
Most back numbers from 1990-2020 of the popular postcard collecting magazine are available from us here


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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!
The Nottinghamshire Collection »


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..