Picture Postcard Collecting is the UK's only magazine dedicated to the hobby of collecting Postcards. Every issue (see below for the latest) is packed with articles on a variety of subjects along with regular items from Michael Goldsmith on postcard news, the editorial, readers letters and his travels. Mark Routh on Moderns, Verna Palmer reviewing eBay prices, auction realisations. There is also news on upcoming fairs and auctions, a postcard clubs feature and a classified section. The magazine is available by subscription in the UK and we post to several countries worldwide or you can order a back issue. See our subscription options above and the content of the latest issue below.
Littlehampton - the Children's Paradise
Mela Koehler's Fashionable Postcards
Natural History Museum
The Village Post Office
Posts to my son at University
2022 article of the Year results
The Next Issue
The team that brings you the magazine each month
Publisher & Editor
Michael Goldsmith, comes from Crawley in Sussex, went to school at Purley in Surrey, flew across to university at Trinity College, Dublin and spent 27 years working at the BBC as a film editor, with everyone from Sir David Attenborough to Willie Rushton, and Alec Clifton Taylor to Dick Emery. Much of his time was spent on documentaries for series like Omnibus, Chronicle and Six More English Towns.
He became interested in postcards around 1980, became a dealer and fair organiser in 1985 and started running big 2 day fairs in 1991 at Guildford’s Civic Hall, Twickenham Rugby Stadium, Woking Leisure Centre and, for a while, at Coalville in the Midlands. He founded the Wealden Postcard Club in 1985 and the West London Postcard Club in 1989 and became Chairman and President, of both. He began writing for Picture Postcard Monthly around 1985 and twice won the trophy for best article of the year before commencing his own column, Goldsmith’s Gazette which, in due course, became the most famous column in postcards. Faced with the sudden and unexpected closure of PPM as a result of Covid, Michael restarted the magazine in October 2020, under its new name Picture Postcard Collecting, and has since drawn almost universal praise for the revamped publication. (See some of the comments on this website!) In his spare time he collects postcards of his home town Crawley, as well as Art Nouveau, early cards, advertising posters, modern cards by John Hinde and a variety of artists.
Article examples from January 2022 Edition
Display, Advertising & Sleuths
Subscriptions & Website
Roger joined the team in July 2021 and manages the display & classified advertising and the Sleuths section of the magazine. He has been an eBay seller for many years and professionally has been a manager in Westminster City Libraries and finance manager in a secondary school. If you would like to advertise then you can contact him at,
Chris joined the team in August 2021 and manages the subscriptions, invoicing and the website. He collects topographicals of Southfields, Wimbledon, Merton and a small village in North Wales called Worthenbury, where his ancestoral family come from.