Really a Stamp AND Postcard Fair. Saturday 29th October.
Actually pretty good.
I purchased …
….four 1960s Ireland First Day Covers for £6.
….seven “vintage” Ireland postcards from the period 1900-1922. Cost about £10. Of course in these years, British stamps were used and the postmarks are “English”. Maybe five or six dealers and as the Fair was based in north of Ireland, the number of postcards available from north east counties exceeds the southern and western counties. The problem with having a secondary interest in postcards….is the pricing structure. To a collector who is primarily interested in postcards, the view on the card, the place, the publisher is of more interest than the postmark.
….ten commercially used Ireland covers from the 1930s and 1940s. There is I think only two domestic rate commemorative issues from 1929 to 1960 that I do not have on a “commercial” cover. They add a lot of texture to my collection.
Two items of not so good news. The auction planned for 10th November has been cancelled. Also, I was “watching” some pre-owned albums on ebay but they were withdrawn from sale.