Greetings from springtime London. I'm at the end of a visit to the UK, mostly spent visiting family and friends, but I also took the chance to find some new photos and maps of old Hong Kong.
Festival of Cards
When I'm planning a trip to the UK I'll check the Postcard Traders Association's calendar to see if any postcard fairs will be on. Luckily the start of this visit coincided with the Festival of Cards, advertised as Britain's largest postcard fair.
The Postcard fairs aren't as good sources of Hong Kong cards as they used to be - most dealers in the UK who get any Hong Kong postcards now post them straight to eBay, knowing there is always a good demand for them there. Still, at an event as large as this there should still be some interesting finds.
Down among the stalls I run through a standard routine, starting with the obvious question, "Do you have any Hong Kong cards?" Many will answer no, but if I'm lucky I'll be pointed to a box like this.