Barry Philatelic & Postcard Society

founded  1930
Affiliated to the ABPS and the Federation of South Wales Philatelic Societies.



Welcome to the Barry Philatelic and Postcard Society web site.
The society is an active one where a full programme of meetings includes member displays, competitions, guest displays and society auctions. In addition Barry PS also holds Spring and Autumn fairs at which local dealers attend. The society has in the last few years included postcards to its programme to cater for this popular collecting subject.
New members are welcome from beginners to advanced. If you wish to join you can contact the Secretary for more details.

Hon. Secretary.      Noel Jenkinson

Contact:                 secretary@barryphilatelicsociety

Meeting Time:


7.30 pm
Highlight Community Centre
Stirling Road
Barry CF62 8NX
(off Port Road West,behind Tesco)
see here for map

Where to find postcard dealers and collectors

The art of collecting postcards is very old. At first, they were gathered because of the images and landscapes they had. People used to delight on the contemplation of the photographs of sceneries of different countries exhibited on them.

However, this practice has acquired a scientific nature which has made it an important part of philately known as deltiology. Let your proficient New York escort advise you regarding the best way to organize your collection.


Each postcard, a window to different new places

Deltiology is the third largest hobby after coins and stamps collections. With the assistance of proficient escorts from you can make the most of this pastime by gathering as much postcards as you want.

The most efficient way to start your collection is to define your preferences. If you like art, you can collect postcards that contain the work of famous artists. Or you can organize your items chronologically or geographically. By delineating your range of predilection it will be easier for you to find the right dealers to acquire new pieces or exchange some.

If you like to travel and visit new places accompanied by your beautiful New York escort from EROS, you could purchase a postcard on every trip. Make sure to acquire one made by a professional photographer so you can get the best image quality.

This practice will allow you to enter into a recent dynamic known as Postcrossing. Through this project it is possible to exchange postcards from different parts of the world with other collectors.

Although it is quite difficult to chronologically classify postcards, there are some details that can be useful for you in this matter. Seasoned escorts know the main features of items of each period.

For instance, a postcard printed between 1915 and 1930 usually has white borders. The postmark could also supply valuable information about the date of the item.

Find postcard dealers and identifying items of the highest quality

Once you start taking this hobby more seriously, you realize that there are some important aspects that you should consider in order to increase the quality of your collection. Skilled escorts have the required knowledge about specific indicators that raise the value of a determined item.

It is important for you to become familiar with such features in case you decide to join a special event or sell the collection for a good price. The type of paper, the condition of the item, the chronologic classification and the photographer are some of the details that are carefully assessed by connoisseurs.

Smart escorts know that rarity is often the most important factor at the moment of defining the value of a collection object. They have the expertise required to gather valuable information of the postcard you are considering to acquire.

Some other factors that are appreciated by members of a postcard society include the content, the address and the stamp. Some collectors consider more valuable an item that was censored.

If you are considering acquiring a very expensive item for your collection, it is advisable for you to personally review it before purchasing it. Resort to the experience of your acquainted New York escort from to appraise the item you are about to buy.


Philatelic and Postcard Dealers displayed on this site

Mark Grimsley

Dealer in GB, Commonwealth &
Foreign Stamps and First Day covers

A PTS Member

See me at these Fairs

Dragon Fairs

British Commonwealth stamps, Postcards & Cigarette cards.

See me at Dragon Fairs

Click here for details

MJ Promotions
(Malcolm Harrington)

Dealer in Stamps, Postcards, Ephemera & other collectible items.

Collector Fairs Organiser.
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