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I just can’t stop buying postcards

11 Oct

Whether it is in person at postcard fairs or online on eBay, I just can’t seem to stop buying postcards. Now I have even started buying postcards for no other reason than they would look good on my blog, trouble is I never get around to writing about them.

I went to another postcard fair today, in fact it was a Stamp and Postcard Fair, at Broadbridge Heath, Sussex. It would be wrong to say I have no interest in stamps, but I certainly don’t collect them and would have no idea where to start, so naturally it was the postcards I was after.

Postcard were not very well represented will only one decent size selection, but there were enough Sussex cards there to keep me busy for an hour or so before I had to walk back into Horsham to catch my bus home.

I came away with eight or nine postcards, of various places and subjects. I promise you will see some of them in the coming months. The postcards were a very good price to, so often I see cards that are a silly price, well outside of my price range and I wonder if they will ever sell, but today’s were really good value.

Now I think I am going to have to get some more pages for my postcard album, because I am getting seriously low on space!

Adding more postcards to my collection at Haywards Heath

5 Oct

Last Saturday was the first Saturday in the month, which can only mean one thing, a postcard fair at Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

I have been going to this fair on and off for many years, at least ten years I would think. It is usually held on the first Saturday of every month, but not always (yes, my brother and I have been caught out in the past).

It is held at Clair Hall in Haywards Heath, West Sussex between 10.30am and 4pm, but check with the fair organiser to make sure. The admission is just £1.00, and for that you get the opportunity to browse through (and buy) thousands of postcards, from somewhere in the region of twenty or so different dealers.

A large proportion of these dealers specialise in Sussex and the south-east of England, although most have a selection of subject cards and a smaller selection from a wider geographical area. Naturally it is the Sussex cards that I am mainly interested in, both for my main collection and to illustrate my family history.

Last Saturday I came away with seven cards, which is more than usual, but it probably reflects the fact that I spent longer there than normal. Five of those cards have a family connection, which you will probably be seeing in the next couple of weeks. The other two I got because they appealed to me (places I have been walking) and they are also both possible contenders for the upcoming Festival of Postcards.

If you live in the UK and want to find a postcard fair near you then check out the list on the Postcard Traders Association website.

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