Welcome to 'Mike Charlton's Postcard site' as it enters its 16th year ! Thanks to increased exposure , publicity and awareness, the site continues to develop. Many thanks also for all the comments (both kind and not so kind!) received over the last sixteen years. Those of you who are regular visitors will notice a few subtle changes to the layout.
Thanks must go to Andy Hutchings of Air NORTH fame. He has continued to provide support, advice and computer literacy. I would like to think that the site continues to provide both fellow collectors and those just passing by with a very enjoyable postcard experience!!
The format for the site follows the tried and trusted formula of the previous years. The usual sections are available - just select the picture links above. I have however added a further feature. As you all will know, my main interest is in British Airport postcards. A new section has therefore been added, listing cards which are available-but only in exchange for those airport cards I require. As cards leave this section they will be replaced by similar quality ones - so keep checking and keep searching for those elusive airport cards. Thanks !! Just click on the photo link above.
For those finding the site for the first time, a brief introduction ..... I was an Air Traffic Controller based at Newcastle International Airport here in the North East of England. For our overseas visitors, find a map of the UK, find Scotland and we are just below the border in the top right hand corner of England. I Worked initially for Servisair, the airline handling agent, and then moved to ATC in 1976, and retiring in 2013.
My postcard collecting interest started back in 1968 and all cards at that time were collected. As the years passed I started to specialise on British airports and airline issued 'props'.
Hopefully the site will be both informative and helpful to everyone and give you the chance to obtain new cards, contacts and friends. Check out the links page ..... this will direct you to some other excellent postcard sites which are now available.