Guess nearly everyone likes collecting things. It seems to be part of our discovery-makeup built into our lives from childhood. I’ve been amazed at the variety of collectable items that friends have shown me as I have travelled extensively. Sometimes a serious collection starts with just a fascination as a hobby.
Often chatting with others over coffee about a special collection. Over the past few years, a friend has made a special collection. This has become such a great asset to an airborne charity. He collects used and new picture postcards and then finds buyers for them. He has built up a key team, which started with just his family unit. In his first half year, he generated some £6,000 for a flying project. Funds raised have increased dramatically and have now just passed £150,000. Last year the total was £27,000 and this year should exceed £30,000.
Collections of cards are welcome too. It has been a privilege to be part of the chain, collecting cards locally and then passing them to my good friend. I first met up with him in motorway car park a few years back and then visited him in Kent too.
He markets them on e-bay as well as at Card Fairs and other collectors events. Some long-term collector friends have speciality cards for which they are searching. He has shoe-boxes specially allocated to such collectors for an annual purchase. Finally, he has a company that will take all surplus cards for a small amount. Nothing is wasted….
These small planes service outlying hospitals and clinics plus handling emergency calls and enabling humanitarian personnel to travel safely over disrupted areas in a country. One of these small aircraft takes off or lands every three minutes, 24/7. This is very encouraging.
If you have surplus postcards, please let us know.