The Vintage Postcard Shop


About The Vintage Postcard Shop


 Sunnytown Postcards and Collectables have been trading since 1992.


I can be found on the internet by using the search term of vintage postcards, Sunnytown Postcards, Battlesbridge Postcards, Sunnytown Collectors Shop, Chris Saltmarsh Postcards, Essex Postcard Shop or vintage postcard shop, Essex Coin Shop, Essex Banknote Shop.



I buy and sell a wide range of genuine Old collectables. I specialize in old picture postcards, I have a large range of British County topographical postcards especially strong in Essex, Sussex, Kent, London suburbs and the home counties but I also have a good representation of subjects, themes and foreign postcards from 1890 to 1960. 


 I also stock ephemera, advertising collectables, old tins, tinplate and die-cast toys, militaria medals, badges, coins, banknotes, crested china, childrens annuals, small antiques, carte de visite, CDVs Victorian Cabinet photographs and a whole lot more.  


Chris buys old collectables


I have always been more interested in buying than selling, as it is my belief that this sort of business can only be successful if my stock is constantly changing.  


 I have hundreds of customers waiting for choice collectables, so if you have items for sale that are good quality and good condition, please get in touch. You can be assured of an excellent cash offer.


 Trade Associations


 I am a member of the following trade associations.


P.T.A.  Postcard Traders Association


E.A.D.A.  Essex Antique Dealers Association


How To Contact Me (Chris)


 I have a retail and trade shop (fully manned by myself)


At Battlesbridge, Essex, on the Google Map to learn more.




The Shop is very easy to visit by train from London. London's Liverpool Street Station to Battlesbridge railway station, should take about 40 to 45 minutes and my shop is less than 5 minutes walk from the station.



Being so close to London many of my London postcard customers think of it as being a London postcard shop.



Being so close to Kent many of my Kent Postcard customers think of it as being a kent postcard shop.


Being so close to Sussex many of my Sussex Postcard customers think of it as being a Sussex postcard shop.



East London, South London, West London, North London and Middlesex postcards always in stock.


 Being so close to Suffolk many of my Suffolk postcard customers think of it as being a Suffolk postcard shop.


Being so close to Hertfordshire many of my Hertfordshire postcard customers think of it as being a Hertfordshire postcard shop.



 Being so close to Southend on Sea, Wickford, Benfleet, Thundersley, Clacton, Woodham, Witham, Rayleigh, Brentwood, Romford, Hornchurch. Upminster, Havering, Ilford, Walthamstow, East London, Colchester, Chelmsford, Braintree, Harold Wood. Harold Hill, Sunnytown. My Essex postcard shop is very easy to reach by car, train or public transport. 



For those of you who prefer to drive, there is plenty of free parking at the Battlesbridge Antique Centre and do not forget, that there are nearly 80 other antique shops in the village, so you can take a whole day just to see them all.




There are two pubs, four cafes and beautiful views of the River Crouch and of course the Essex folk are very friendly.



Shop address is....



Sunnytown Postcards and Collectors Shop.

Cromwell House Antique Centre.

2 Maltings Road,



SS11 7RF.


 My shop hours are... 


 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM.

Tuesday to Friday inclusive.


If travelling a long distance, it is always a good idea to make an appointment with me prior to your visit.


Click on e-mail link below to send me a message




(Chris Saltmarsh)  



Mobile telephone   07958 561792 (Chris)


 Home after 6pm   01708 344558 U.K only (Chris) 



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Thank you to all of you, that have taken the time to sort out your lofts and cupboards, business is very good at the moment and my customers are always seeking new items to add to their collections, so demand is higher than normal, so please keep bringing in your items. Just a quick reminder of the key items that I am always keen to purchase, old postcards (pre 1960) all types of coins and banknotes, medals, military items, badges, tokens, paper collectables, ephemera, small antiques, die-cast toys, tinplate toys, lead soldiers and animals... see our buying page for more information.  


Web site updated October 2017