How it all started:
The Club was formed in September 1999 and soon attracted a popular following
with over 50 members enrolling in the first six months.
Membership soared to over 220 and, while numbers have stabilised to around
200 in recent years, the Club remains the largest in the UK catering
exclusively for postcard collectors.
Members are drawn from
Plymouth and West Devon,
all parts of Cornwall from Penzance to Launceston, and much further afield!
The inaugural date has been commemorated in the postmark which has become
the Club’s official logo. The aim of the Club is to bring together
postcard collectors and provide opportunities to:
member's knowledge of collecting
and sell postcards from reputable dealers
to guest speakers talking about a wide variety of fascinating topics
an informative Newsletter with postcard features sent regularly to each
member’s home address and:
the fellowship of other collectors at monthly meetings and other activities
during the year
Meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month feature guest speakers
covering a wide range of topics, often postcard–related, and regular
displays of members’ collections.
meet at the Scout Centre, Manadon, Plymouth, PL3 5TB on the second Wednesday
of each month (except August) Meetings commence at 7.00pm.
Two dealers are also in attendance to give members an opportunity to buy or
sell or just browse through hundreds of cards of every description.
Special events include an annual Bring & Buy Sale
exclusively for members to trade cards and ephemera between themselves, a
summer walkabout around a Devon or Cornwall location with the services of an
official guide, followed by a buffet supper and a special Christmas Cabaret
evening with a festive buffet and free prize draw.