About these Postcard Pages.
And how I came into collecting Postcards.
I only have a a few hundred Actresses PC's* and cards featuring Women posing in what has been described as 'Romantic' poses. I suppose the dedicated collector who had been collecting for 20 years would have built up a collection of thousands, but fortunately for my space starved existance, I have amassed only around 700 of various types* The larger part being pre 1920 Theatre actresses and Music Hall stars.
Initially when I went online in 1997 there was practicaly nothing on
the net re postcards that I collect and with the internet, and my old
286 being sluggish by nature, I forgot all about looking for them here.
Two years ago I noticed a bit more interest with lots appearing on e-bay
regularly. Since then I have bought cards online though the main source
of my card collection comes from my local ( 6 miles away!) Stamp and postcard
dealer ( Hi Eric!) also a PC fair in a local town when I can get there.
Post card prices were negligable when I first started. Sometimes half
a dozen for a quid, ar maybe ( gasp!) 50 or 60p each! its only the last
year and a bit that I have noticed that the prices seem to be ascending
a bit. A year ago £1 on average and this year £2 for a good
real photo actress card. Of course certain actresess command as much as
£5 ( ye gods! is there that much money?) There are certainly a lot
of chancers around who will try to get away with charging monopoly money
for something that was posted by the million each year, but the collectable
marked was ever such. An item is only worth as much as you can sell it
for. I personally baulk at the idea of being overcharged, but I am in
the position somewhat ironicaly, of being poor enough to 'walk away' without
it hurting too much. Not paying daft prices is my way of not participation
in the general inflation of prices ( Tight git!)
* Its been a few years since I wrote this and the collection has grown somewhat!