Welcome to 'Mike Charlton's Postcard site' as it enters its 20th 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 nineteen 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.

The site is updated by Andy on or around the first day of each month. Regularly updated features include "Airport of the Month" and "Airline of the Month". All cards are taken from my own collection. Generally these cards will not be for sale or auction and are just a glimpse of the many thousands of cards I have locked away in the vaults!!

I also have a personal auction section where a number of cards are shown every couple of months. No complicated rules - highest bid wins. Check out also my auction cards on EBAY - just select the link. These cards are changed every couple of days, so please bookmark this URL.

Finally a comprehensive list of cards I currently have for exchange will be available to look at. Please feel free to contact me if any look interesting. The only exchange rule I have is is a maximum size of 6x4 inches/15x10.5mm. The older the better. Some of these cards may be available for sale - please ask.

Latest Change - 1st April The new update schedule begins this month - Spring 2020 .... a one we will all never forget! The 'Airline of the Month' is a look at LOT Polish Airlines and the amazing Il-62 aircraft, a second visit as we featured the same fleet back in October 2016. The 'Airport of the Month' takes cards again from my vast collection of Croydon, this being visit 17!

Next Season Coming end of June ... who knows where the next few months will take us, but the next update planned for the Summer, will be around the end of June. The 'Airline of the Month' feature will be a look at Tarom Romania, the 'Airport' showcase will be a second visit to RAF Mildenhall, with some amazing early base postcards.

Stay safe and enjoy the images.

Mike Charlton
airportpostcards@gmail.com
TEL: 0044 (0)1661 854495

PS. Visiting the Newcastle area ??. Please call in. Coffee always hot and lots of cards to look at !!. Please e-mail in advance.