2018 Convention – Kings Lynn9th August 2018 by webspinner
And a very warm Norfolk welcome back to the convention; it was ten years ago that we were down this way, in Norwich.
This year, hundreds of card collectors from all over the globe are heading for Kings Lynn. After searching the breadth of East Anglia, we found “Lynnsport” a leisure complex run by Alive Leisure, with the usual easy level access for all visitors, catering facilities and car parks, plus great transport links.
The convention will be open Saturday and Sunday. Special this year the local branches have agreed to provide free valuations to the general public and advice on any cards that their family collected in the past, or that were found in attics etc.
We can say branches because this year two are co-hosting; The East Anglian Cigarette Card Club, based at Diss, and The Lincolnshire Branch based in Boston. Their websites are:
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!
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This trade card celebrates the Olney race. It has been run in the Buckingham Town every year since 1445. The participants run with a pancake in a frying pan and must flip it at the start and end. Men are also allowed to compete, but also have to wea
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