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Here’s a little bit about Festival of Cards and our show “genie” …Barrie

The people at Festival of Cards events are so friendly and welcoming…´s shows like this that make card collecting even more appealing…

- yet another satisfied customer

We have now been operating for 19 years

I was introduced to Postcards nearly 40 years ago.  It was via a Shop Window-advert “Postcards wanted” I went into the shop and spoke to the owner.  In the next week or so I purchased a collection of Postcards at an Auction on behalf of the shop owner, she allowed me to catalogue the collection and my interest was born.

I was very lucky to have 2 postcard Mentors, one a Dealer (Des Layton) and the other a top collector (Norman Ellis) who taught me the ways and means of Postcards.

After I bought my first collection I attended, as a Dealer, the Postcard Show at Rounday Park in Leeds.  I remember my first important sale (Cards of Motor Cycles) – They must have been good as I’ve never acquired similar cards since.

The first Fair that I organised was at Dewsbury for the Postcard Club, since then I promoted shows at Sheffield, Blackpool, Doncaster, and Hessle (nr. Hull).  I took on the task of introducing Postcard Fairs at Gateshead International Stadium which then transferred to Chester-le-Street.

In 2000 I set up the show at Yeovil. It was an immediate success and after 6 years moved to Shepton Mallet and called the show “Festivalofcards”.

Now here we are, much older and possibly not much wiser, trying to compete with the Internet. What next !!!!!


We organise 1 show per year

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Our Shepton Mallet show attracts around 140 dealers, including dealers from overseas. This makes it one of the largest and most diverse shows on the national and international calendar

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