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 December

And so to the last monthly feature in the present format. It all began in March 2000 and since then, thanks to the sterling efforts of web master supreme Andy, we have managed to showcase new cards for 20 consecutive years ... 240 months! I would guess one of the longest running monthly aviation sites in existence? All is not lost though as a seasonal feature will replace the current production! It's anticipated that updating will be Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, with the annual review end of December. The next update will be on 31st March. So, one month earlier than usual, this month's updates review some of the great Airport & Airline cards obtained over the past year.

Next Season Coming end of March ... the 'Airport of the Month' will be visit number 17 to London Croydon. The 'Airline of the Month' is a second visit to LOT Polish Airlines and the Il-62 aircraft, last showcased in October 2016!

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.