The Art of collecting Postcards
International Postcard Collecting Clubs (last updated June 8, 2018)
Postcard Collectors Clubs in UK
Meetings: YWCA, North Parade, Aberystwyth. First Monday of each month (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Mrs. Doreen Davies (01970) 612712.
Meetings: Salvation Army Hall, Hungate Street, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6DU. Second Monday of each month (7.30 pm) except January
New members are welcome. For more information, please contact Gerald Lamont on 01328 862165
Meetings: Central Library, Princess Way, Bradford. Last Thursday of each month (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Graham Hall (01274) 564518
Meetings: 8 Wheatley Drive, Bridlington, Yorkshire. First Tuesday of each month (7.30 pm)
Contact: G Meldrum (01262) 675135.
Meetings: St. Mary Redcliffe Church. First Monday of each month (2nd on bank hols.)
Secretary: Mike Lambert (0117 966 5071)
BURY ST EDMUNDS
Meetings: Conference Room ,Bury St Edmunds Library on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Secretary: Richard Everett, 29 Diomend Drive, Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 2TN (01284 787751)
CANTERBURY & EAST KENT
Meetings: Red Cross Hall, Lower Chantry Lane, Canterbury. Fourth Wednesday of each month excluding August (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Clive Baker (01843) 862707.
Meetings: Chipping Norton School, Burford Road. First Monday of each month
Details: Brenda Morris (01608) 643779
Meetings: Beaudesert School and various other venues. Third Monday of each month (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Eddie Cuss (01285) 655532.
CRICCIETH POSTCARD & PHILATELIC SOCIETY
Meetings: Bishop’s Rooms, Criccieth, First Tuesday of each month
Contact: Marion Turner
Meetings: United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon. First Thursday of each month, exc. August (7.00 pm)
Secretary: Bill Tonkin (0208) 777 8861.
DARTMOUTH Meetings: St. John the Baptist Parish Rooms,Newcomen Rd.Dartmouth. 3rd. Monday of the Month at 7:30pm
Meetings: Park Social Club, Edenthorpe. Tuesdays every 28 days
Secretary: S.G. Slack (01302) 885769
Meetings: Dorset Youth Association Hall, Ludbecke Way, Dorchester. Second Wednesday of each month (7.30pm)
Contact: B.Searle (01305) 832815.
DOUGLAS Isle of Man
Meetings: RAF Club, 19 Bucks Road, Douglas, Isle of Man. Second and Fourth Thursday of each month
Secretary: Ian Corlett (01624) 614609
Meetings: Wannock Village Hall, nr Polegate. First Friday of each month.
Secretary: Maureen Copping (01323) 485971.
ELLESMERE PORT & CHESTER
Meetings: Whitby Methodist Church Meeting Room, Hope Farm Road, Great Sutton. Third Tuesday of each month
Secretary: Gillian Jackson (0151) 327 5356.
Meetings: The Church Rooms, School Lane, Countess Weir, Exeter last Tuesday of each month starting at 7pm
Secretary: Margaret Folkes (01392) 257236.
FERNDOWN & WEST MOORS
Meetings: Ferndown Day Centre, Library Road off Victoria Road, Ferndown, Dorset. Mondays fortnightly.
Secretary: Terry Kirkman (01202) 572711.
FRINTON & WALTON – Essex
Meetings: St. Cedds Hall , Old Road, Frinton, Essex. Second Tuesday of each month (7.30 pm)
Contact: M Wilsher (01255) 674134
HEART OF ENGLAND
Meetings: Oddfellows Hall, Clarence Terrace, Leamington Spa. First Thursday of each month (7.30 pm)
Secretary: John Fortnum (01926) 400578
HUDDERSFIELD COLLECTORS CLUB
Meetings: Latvian Club, Belmont Street, Huddersfield. Second Friday of each month (7.30 pm)
Secretary: David Morley (01484) 648764.
HUDDERSFIELD POSTCARD SOCIETY
Meetings: Albert Hotel, Huddersfield. Second Wednesday of each month (7.30 pm)
Secretary: David Morley (01484) 317474.
ISLE OF WIGHT
Meetings: St. Thomas’s Church Centre, Newport. First Thursday of alternate months (7.30 pm).
Secretary: Ron Kemp (07746) 174794
Meetings: the President’s home, 52 Oak Road, Halton. Last Thursday of each month (7 pm).
Secretary: Andrew Pollard (0113) 217 1700
Meetings: Dower House, St.Margaret’s park, Corstophine High Street, Edinburgh. Second Friday of each month (Mar-Dec)
Secretary: Jim Brown (01721) 752747,
Meetings: St. Pauls Hall, Boxley Road, Maidstone. Third Monday of each month (7pm)
Secretary: Roger Vidler (01622 737110)
Meetings: Wells Town Hall, Wells, Somerset. Second Monday of the month (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Peter James, 9 Paray Drive, Wells, Somerset, BA5 3HW (01749) 679662
Meetings: Red Cross Hall, New London Road, Chelmsford. Third Thursday of each month except Jan/Aug (8.00pm)
Contact: Terry Goddard (01245) 362201
Meetings: Constitutional Club, Chippenham. Second Tuesday of each month (7.15pm)
Secretary: Nigel Bown (01249) 651564.
Meetings: The White horse Inn, The Street, Trowse, Norwich. Second Wednesday of each month except August (7.00pm)
Contact: Philip Storey (01603) 747953
Meetings: NASO Centre, St.Michael’s Road, Northampton. Second Tuesday of each month except July/August (7.30pm)
Contact: Douglas Goddard (01604) 408670
Meetings: St. Nicholas Church Hall, Cadogan Park, Belfast. Third Monday of each month (7 pm)
Secretary: Michael McMullan 028 9076 0070
Meetings: Salisbury House, Bury St. West, Edmonton. Third Tuesday of each month (8 pm).
Contact: Rachel Macdonald (0208) 889 7388
Meetings: Mount Stewart Hotel, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay. Second Monday of each month (7.30 pm)
Contact: Mike Day
Meetings: Second Tuesday in each month (8 pm)
Secretary: Gill Webster (0115) 97826480
Meetings: Belsize Centre, Celta Road, Woodston, Peterborough. Third Tuesday of months Sept to May (7.30pm)
Secretary: Barbara Blackwell, 126 New Road, Woodston, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 9HQ.
PLYMOUTH POSTCARD COLLECTORS CLUB
Meetings: The Scout Centre, Manadon, (behind the SWEB Building), Plymouth
The Club meets the second Wednesday in every month (except August) – 7-15pm
Secretary: Diana Lawer, 35 Higher Compton Rd, Hartley, Plymouth. PL3 5HZ
Meetings: St. Peter’s Methodist Church Hall, Pilkington Avenue,
Westlands, Newcastle, Staffordshire.
Fourth Tuesday of each month (7.30 pm) excluding Christmas and Easter periods
Secretary: Roger Simmons (01782) 776845.
POSTCARD CLUB OF GREAT BRITAIN
Secretary: Drene Brennan, 34 Harper House, St.James Crescent, London SW9 7LW (0207) 771 9404.
Meetings: Our Lady & St. Edwards Social Centre, Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, Preston. Third Wednesday of each month (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Barbara Lord (01772) 715194
READING AND DISTRICT
Meetings: Charvil Village Hall. Second Thursday of each month.
St Patrick’s Hall, Charvil. Fourth Thursday of each month.
Secretary: Brian Eighteen (0118) 9784499.
Meetings:Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, nr.Shrewsbury. Second Tuesday of each month except August (7.30 pm)
Secretary:Derek Walley (01743) 874433.
Meetings: Second Monday of each month (7.30 pm)
Chairman: Colin Bayley (02380) 790474
SOUTHPORT STAMP & POSTCARD CLUB
Meetings: Birkdale Branch Library, Liverpool Road, Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire PR8 4PD.
7.30pm first Tuesday of each month (except July & August)
Secretary: Chris Leather 07767 820775
Meetings: Ararat – The Church on the Common, Whitchurch, Cardiff . Second Thursday of each month (except August) (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Trevor Brown (01633) 412598
Meetings: Colville Building, University of Strathclyde. Third Monday of each month (Sept-May) (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Stuart Gough (01770) 302670
Meetings: Friends Meeting House, Ward Street, Guildford. Third Wednesday of each month (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Terry Disley (01483) 276509.
Meetings: St Leonards Church Hall, Glebe Villas, Hove.
Second Tuesday in January, April, July, September & December (7.15 pm)
Contact: Robert Jeeves (01273) 731883.
Meetings: Phoenix House, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne. First Thursday of each month
Secretary: R. Browne M.B.E (01795) 425820
Meetings: Swindon Western Community Centre, Rodbourne Cheney. Twice a month on Thursdays (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Morva White (01793) 783245
Meetings: Glasite Hall, St Andrews Parish Church, King Street, Dundee. Last Wednesday of each month Sept to May (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Bill Early (01382) 669851,
Meetings:Red Cross Hall, The Crescent, Maidenhead. Fourth Tuesday of every month (7.30 pm)
Secretary: Neil Baldry (01628) 622603.
Meetings:St. Pauls Church Hall, Preston, Paignton. Second Thursday of each month except July/August (7.30pm)
Secretary: David Mason (01803) 297418
Meetings: St.Paul’s Church Hall, Woodfield Road, Northgate, Crawley. Second Friday of each month (7 pm)
Secretary: Julia Sayers (0208) 660 5872.
Meetings: Chiswick Town Hall. Third Friday of each month except August (7.15 pm)
Membership Secretary: Avis Prior 0208 747 1421
WINDSOR & SLOUGH
Meetings: Red Cross Centre, Upton Hospital, Osborne Street, Slough. Second and fouth Wednesday of each month (8.00 pm)
Secretary: W. C. Peacock (01753) 522987.
Meetings: Bebington Civic Centre. First Thursday of each month (7.15 pm)
Secretary: Larry Clow (0151) 606 0933
WORCESTER & DISTRICT PHILATELIC AND POSTCARD SOCIETY
Meetings: Powick Parish Hall, Malvern Road, (A449), Powick, Worcester. Fortnightly on Thursdays at 7.00pm
YORK POSTCARD CLUB
Meetings: New Earswick Folk Hall, New Earswick, York. last Thursday each month (7.30 pm)
Contacts: Bill Bennett (01904) 790826 David Mitchell (01904) 412551
Postcard Collectors in AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
QUEENSLAND CARD COLLECTORS SOCIETY
Contact: Mr D. Johnson, Secretary, PO Box 896, Indooroopilly 4068,
Local Membership AUD$20,Overseas Membership AUD$24
Meetings: monthly (except December)
Newsletter: “The Bulletin” bimonthly (12pp, A4)
Postcard auctions: 6 postal auctions/year (available to members)
Postcard Collectors in CANADA
POSTCARD WEBSITES of TPC Members
Early Postcards of PEI – “Straitpost” (Harry Holman, TPC #1534) straitpost.wordpress.com
Guelph, Ontario, in Postcards (Cameron Shelley, TPC #1503) www.guelphpostcards.blogspot.ca
J.C. Wilson Patriotics (Steve Hilditch, TPC #1278) www.jcwilson.ca
Parisian Fields (Norman Ball, TPC #1351) blog inspired by vintage Paris postcards
Pictou County (NS) Postcards (Alison Nelson, TPC #1493) www.pictoupostcards.com
Vintage Postcards.ca (Steve Hilditch, TPC #1278) www.vintagepostcards.ca
Vintage Postcards.org (R.H. & Cathy Stewart, TPC #1326) www.vintagepostcards.org
BOOKS by TPC Members
Canadian Postcard Handbooks and Publisher Reference Guides by Michael J. Smith, TPC #940
Postcards of Olde Aurora by Bob McRoberts, TPC #1328
Postcards from Lake of Bays by Bruce MacLellan, TPC #1371
Biographies of B.C. Postcard Photographers by The Vancouver Postcard Club
The W.E. Hebb Picture Postcard Handbook (of early Maritimes postcards) by Alan Hebb TPC #341
OTHER CANADIAN POSTCARD RESOURCES
British Columbia Postcards and Postcard Photographers Books and checklists
British Columbia Postcards, The Philip Francis Collection at Simon Fraser University (Philip Francis, TPC #1337)
Montreal Postcard Publishers
Postcards from Bathurst, New Brunswick by RPPC photographer Hedley V. Henderson
Postcards from Burlington, Ontario
Postcards from Hamilton, Ontario
Prairie Postcards A digital archive of 16,000 postcards in the Peel’s Prairie Provinces collection of the University of Alberta
Prairie Towns A private digital gallery of Western Canada postcard views
Prince Edward Island Postcards A repository of over 1,000 Island cards, hosted by UPEI
Province of Quebec Heritage Collection of Postcards A collection of 60,000 Quebec postcards, about 20,000 now digitized
Region of Peel Archives, Richard L. Frost Postcard Collection Featuring 256 postcards of Peel Region donated in 1991 by Mr Frost
Saskatchewan Postcard Collections A collection of 4,500 cards from 11 Provincial Archives
Toronto Reference Library ‘Special Collections’ A digital exhibit of historic photos and postcards from across Canada
Winnipeg Public Library ‘PastForward’ Featuring the collections of TPC members Martin Berman (dec’d) and Rob McInnes, TPC #1476
Postcard Collectors in UNITED STATES
Joan Gentry, President, Tucson Post Card Exchange Club, 820 Via Lucitas, Tucson, Arizona 85718,USA
DELTIOLOGISTS of AMERICA (Founded 1960)
An International Society for Postcard Collectors and Dealers
Dr. James Lewis Lowe, Director
Articles, adverts, auctions in bi-monthly POSTCARD CLASSICS.
GATEWAY POST CARD CLUB OF ST LOUIS, MISSOURI
Annual show every Labor Day Weekend in September.
Contact: Jane Pepper P O Box 28941 St Louis, MO 63132
Paul Edney, President, Hawaii Postcard Club, P O Box 8391, Honolulu Hawaii 96830. USA
Lancaster County Postcard Club, Lancaster PA. USA Meetings are the 3rd Monday of every month.
Annual show will be held Sat August 15, 1998
NEW YORK ~ TACONIC POSTCARD CLUB
Meeting the last Tuesday of the month 7:15 PM to 9 PM
Yorktown Community & Cultural Center
1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY
For more information call 001-914-737-0944
President: Susan Lane
San Francisco Bay Area Post Card Club
Meets the 4th Saturday of each month except December, noon to 3 pm at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Great monthly newsletter, Visitors always welcome–especially dealers
For more info and a sample newsletter:
WASHINGTON DC The Capitol Beltway Postcard Club
Greenbelt Middle School Media Center, 8950 Edmonston Rd. Greenbelt MD
2nd Thursday of month (Sep-Jun)
Pres: Tony Chaves
Postcard Collectors in CZECH REPUBLIC
KSP Orbis Pictus
Located in Brno (Czech Republic). More than 1200 members and meets 6 times per year, where they can buy, sell or trade all kind of the postcards, stamps etc. The Club has it’s own Magazine under the name “Filokartie”.
POBox 727, 66327 Brno, Czech Republic
Postcard Collectors in JAPAN
Postcard and Paper Collectible Club of Japan (since 1995)
President and Founder: Jason P. Smith
4-14-9-701 Ishihara, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 130-0011, Japan
Club web site: http://photojpn.org/
Phone: 011-81-3-3626-6686 FAX: 011-81-3-3626-6767
Postcard Collectors in SOUTH AFRICA – CAPE TOWN
The Postcard Society of Southern Africa – meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month at St Paul’s Church Hall, Rondebosch
Secretary: PO Box 53056, Kenilworth 7745, Western Cape
Phone: +27 (0)21 7624077
THE ROTOGRAPH SOCIETY
Alvin H. Goldstein PhD, President 244 13th Street, Suite 209 Atlanta, Ga. 30309 USA
Phone: 404 897-3419 Fax: 404 733-6627