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Reading All Day Fair 1 July

Reading All Day Fair 1 July

Reading & District Cigarette & Postcard Club hereby invites all card collectors to come along to their annual fair, at Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ, on Sunday July 1. This popular event runs from 9-30am-4-30pm, and admission is £2. Inside, waiting for your wants lists, or to introduce you to the wonderful world of cards, will be 93 dealers in cigarette cards, trade cards, postcards and ephemera. The hall is wheelchair friendly, has a large car park and a cafeteria. 

Read more about this fantastic event, and the club, at

 http://www.readingpostcards.com

Our featured card is a scarce extra large trade card, number 5 of Huntley and Palmers “Aviation”, a set of 12 cards  which is so sought after that the set was actually reprinted in 2001. Huntley & Palmers started in 1822 with a tiny  bakery in London Street, Reading. There are several fascinating websites featuring the company which you will enjoy browsing. These are

https://www.reading.ac.uk/special-collections/collections/sc-huntley-palmers.aspx

https://www.nzaht.org/pages/100-year-old-fruit-cake-found-in-antarcticas-oldest-building#

https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/six-things-you-might-not-10907527

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