Over the past year I’ve fallen well and truly in love with postcards, which is not something I thought I would have heard myself say this time last year. I still have my primary love of Japanese promotional items, however I’m sticking true to what I’ve always told other people - collect what you love instead of what’s valuable or what you ‘think’ you should be collecting or what other people say is a good thing to collect etc.
Well, with that in mind I’ve embarked upon creating a catalogue of the Banpresto postcards from the years 1998, 1999 and 2000. My spreadsheet currently has the following columns:
The last two are only for my own information and to help me keep track.
It looks like this:
The number and year are visible on each postcard/picture I have on the catalogue just by expanding the image to be bigger in size (I didn’t want massive pictures cluttering up the catalogue, and I didn’t want the resolution to be so low that the writing on them wasn’t visible when expanded).
There are at least 217 numbered Banpresto postcards from these three years, and at least 17 secret unnumbered ones.
Of the 217 numbered ones there are about 40 ish that I do not even have a thumbnail of yet. I have not totally exhausted my internet searches for historic sales information about these (though I will do at some point), however I write this post now to ask if anyone has any of these postcards lurking anywhere in their collection that could help me fill in the gaps in my catalogue. They will look something like these ones, and may or may not be gold or holographic in colour:
The bottom right picture on the above is also related to this series of postcards I am trying to catalogue - these are paper thin (not on card stock that is as thick as a regular postcard) adverts/flyers that were used as exchange to a lottery for some of the postcard albums/folders/binders, as well as some of the rare postcards from within each sub-set. These advert/flyers are a great source of information on the postcards, so I am keen to see the remaining ones that I have not yet seen, specifically the text on the reverse.
Once the catalogue is complete I shall offer it up to anyone that wants a copy of it.
I have already obtained several photographs of the impressive collections of @hazard24 and @nidokingdom and I’m now calling out to everyone else in the community
So, in summary, please reply with high res (or at least good quality photos where the year and number is legible) photographs of any of the following Banpresto postcards you have:-
- any of the paper adverts/flyers
- any other Banpresto postcard that does not have a number on the front of it.
Lastly, use this thread to discuss anything related to these postcards as well of course - it doesn’t only have to be in reply to my above request