Bigfattallchaps collection of German wooden Xmas decorations got me thinking, and I rarely mention this for fear of being considered a bit sad but I have a collection of postcards and greetings cards, every one of which has a cycling theme. I started it twelve years ago when I received a card from a customer who was on holiday in France and I stuck it next to one which was already on the shop noticeboard. It didn't take long for the noticeboard to fill up and after I casually mentioned it to my mother it spread around the family and every Xmas I'd receive a few from each of them. A trip to Amsterdam got me 40 or so and I scan card racks whenever I find them. This years trade shows in Germany and London netted me about 100 new ones. It got so bad that some of them are pretty tenuous, a postcard of some bland town centre with a bike parked way off in the distance qualifies, but my favourites are the old advertising images for Hercules, Raleigh and the like. I have a few trade cards signed by pro racers, one or two featuring people that I know (or have at least encountered like Burrows, McGurn and Josy Dew) and quite a few really really old ones. I now have about 3000! Sad huh?