Postcard collecting is a fascinating pastime that caters for a huge array of interests from local history to sport, railways, shipping, military subjects, art... the list is endless postcards cover almost every location and subject imagineable for the past 100 years or so.
An introduction to postcard collecting
PTA - Postcard Information Pages
All postcard clubs welcome new members or casual visitors and will often be able to offer friendly advice to novice collectors. Clubs usually meet on a monthly basis and many organise annual postcard fairs. The Postcard Traders Association pages (www.postcard.co.uk) offer a large list of postcard clubs & societies as does the Reflections Picture Postcard Annual, rather than copy these listings we offer links to the sources below
Ellesmere Port & Chester
A comprehensive list of UK postcard clubs and societies is available in Picture Postcard Annual published by Reflections of a Bygone Age.
Clubs are also listed on the Postcard Traders Association's..
Postcard Information Pages
Postcard Fairs are an excellent introduction to the hobby - simply get along to an event and take a look at the vast array of subjects and areas on offer.
Nottingham Postcard Fair
Reflections of a Bygone Age
Anne Scott Fairs
South West England Venues
YORK POSTCARD EXPO
Annual Spring Event at York Racecourse
Great Southern Postcard & Paper Fairs
Events at Tolworth, Surrey
PTA Postcard Pages - Fairs
Events organised by PTA members & Collectors Clubs
Picture Postcard Show - BIPEX
The largest UK annual Postcard Fair - an international event
Picture Postcard Monthly
Available by subscription Picture Postcard Monthly Magazine includes list of forthcoming specialist postcard fairs in each issue.
Hobbyist also aims to provide postcard collectors, postcard clubs and postcard dealers with a range of advertising solutions from a low cost 'Hobbyist' page to a complete website. Advertise for your postcard wants, surplus postcards for sale or exchange.
Fully linked into the Hobbyist website and with your own web address