2019 Convention – Nottingham7th January 2019 by Sam Whiting
After a quick change, Nottingham Conferences being concerned that there were insufficient parking facilities at the our original venue, we relocated to the De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre, 16 Orston Drive, NG8 1DH, which is about a mile away from the original Studio 7.
Some of you may remember this was the venue used for the recent Nottingham Postcard Fair in September and is set within the 65 acres of scenic lakeside grounds of Nottingham University, just 10 minutes from Junction 25 off the MI motorway and just two miles from the city centre, 20 minutes from East Midlands Airport, with direct trains into central London.
This year the event took place on Friday and Saturday, whereas in recent years it has been Saturday and Sunday. Forty-four tables were booked, with wall tables doing particularly well, and it is true to say that all leading card dealers were in residence, along with smaller local dealers and some members taking a one off stall in order to reduce their duplicates box and make some money to spend on more cards.
Many thanks to Nottingham Branch for sponsoring this event, the third time the Branch has co-hosted our annual convention. And here is a link to their website:
A dilemma. Imagine you are, or know a card collector who lives outside the UK, who would be really interested to join us, were it not for the high cost of the overseas subscription? If only there was a way to reduce this cost. And now there is!
The Handbook is divided into two parts and provides comprehensive listings and illustrations of known ‘Felt’ and ‘Leather’ Designs issued by Tobacco and Trading Companies in North America, Canada & Great Britain between 1910 and 1915.
Oh to be in England now that summer’s there! Writing this in mid-June, it is not very warm and the rain is affecting the cricket World Cup with 3 games abandoned so far. I shouldn’t grumble, it has given me the chance to get the auction listing
Highlights included Waterman Army Pictures, Cartoons, etc., Duke Fishes & Fishing, as above, Allen & Ginter World’s Racers, a Van Houten selection, Pattreiouex Cricketers, Spanish/Latin American types, early Ogden’s, Taddy Football....,