How to Request a Search

How to Request a Search

  • Searching
    You let us know the town, village, district, road, street or premises you are interested in.   If you are looking for a road or street, remember to include the names of adjoining streets, particularly if the premises you are interested in is on a corner.
    We will search our archives (more than 150 albums) and look for potentially suitable pictures.
  • Finding Nothing
    If we find no suitable cards we will send you a postcard, email or telephone you to let you know.
    If nothing is found, however, we will search one further album of your choice for no extra cost.
  • Finding something
    If we do find suitable cards, we will send you same-size photocopies (on a standard office-type B/W photocopier) of potentially suitable pictures. Up to 10 pages of A4 (possible maximum of 40 cards) will be photocopied and returned for your perusal. If there are more available we will let you know (if there are only a few more we will include them F.O.C.).
    If none of these are suitable for you, the search ends there, or you may of course resubmit further requests for other areas.
  • Ordering Prints
    If there are suitable pictures, and you would like to order a print or scanned copy, just return the relevant sheet with the one(s) you want clearly marked, and accompanied by your cheque (or you can email us the page and pay by paypal) We will do the rest and have a high quality 'Nostalgic Print' back to you within 7-10 days. It couldn't be easier.   NB:  For copyright protection, we routinely put a 'Copyright' stamp  on the reverse of our prints, and often discreetly on the front corner of the print too.
  • Our Charges
    Because this is a time consuming exercise, we have to make a small charge, currently £5 per album or area searched. However, this includes same-size office photocopies of up to 20 suitable cards which will be returned for your perusal.
  • Print Prices
    Our current prices for sepia prints and scanned copies are listed Here.
  • Delivery Charges
    We appreciate that these are always an irritation, therefore we always try to minimise them.   We use the Post Office for small, flat packets and charge between £2.95 and £4.95 (up to 1kg 'Special Delivery').  Heavier or large orders will be despatched via couriers, currently we are charged between £2.95 and £7.95 for these (depending on where in the UK you are), and regrettably we have to pass this charge on.
  • Ordering A Search
    To order a search, please either
  • (a) send a cheque for the correct amount, made payable to Sheffield Postcard Company and post it to 2 Roman Ridge Rd, Sheffield, S9 1XG. or
  • (b) use paypal to send us the requisite amount to : payments01_@_sheffieldpostcard.co.uk   [sorry, but because of spam, you will need to enter this into your email software manually, deleting the underscores (_) sign and removing the spaces.]
  • Please remember to include your name, address and a contact telephone no. in case we encounter any problems.
  • Please Note The archive collection is NOT stored at this address and is consequently NOT available for viewing to callers.