Postcard Sale

This single owner collection of over 40,000 postcards has been put together over the course of fifty years by our vendor. The collection, which will be sold without reserve on Saturday 1st October, includes thousands of real photographs, oilettes, chromo-lithos, printed colour cards, pop-outs, 'hold to light', kaleidoscope, 'look-thro', embroidered and woven silks etc

Subjects range from topographical (UK regions & Cities, Worldwide interest and many local examples), general military & World War One, disasters, Titanic interest, greetings cards, mourning cards, Naval interest, Artist cards (to include Donald McGill, Louis Wain, Harry Payne, Ernest Ibbetson, Tom Browne, Mabel Lucie Atwell, Bruce Bairnsfather, Reg Carter and many others), animal interest, comic & humorous, glamour images, song & poetry, Valentine Series, cathedrals & churches, street scenes, floral interest, advertising interest, gatherings & groups (to include school children, soldiers, sports teams etc), BBC interest, celebrity cinema interest, erotica, Royalty interest, transport etc

A large section of the sale will be dedicated to East Anglian interest postcards and many of our local towns and villages are represented;Bury St Edmunds- 1907 Bury Pageant, County School, the hospital, Dog & Partridge public house etc;Stowmarket- The Queens Head after the fire of 1911, International Stores frontage, after the floods, New Council School, market place etc;Beccles & Bungay,Long Melford- Bull Hotel, Melford & Kentwell Halls, foundry workers, boy scouts, Hall Street etc;Woodbridge- Woodbridge Highways Department truck & workers, Cumberland Street, Cross Corner, Market Hill, Woodbridge Abbey etc;Clare; Elmswell; Cockfield; Woolpit; Cavendish; Haverhill; St Osyth; Frinton on Sea, Leigh on Sea; Harwichshowing the pier 1910;Essex disastersto include the Bath Hotel fire in 1914 and a German bomb in 1915;Chigwell; Southwold, Aldeburgh, Harlow; Stebbingincluding the tennis club in 1914;Brittlingsea; Romfordshowing the market place & cattle market;Hadleigh; Lavenhamincluding the Swan Hotel and DeVere House;Lowestoft;Chelmsfordincluding Marconi's factory;manyColchesterexamples including - shopfronts, after the 1923 fire, sports teams & street celebrations, Greyfriars convent, the grammar school & military hospital etc;Clacton on Seaincluding seaside views & day trippers;Felixstoweto include the Bath Hotel fire in 1914, bathing machines circa 1906, Peace Celebrations 1919, Bishops seaside service in 1934;Ipswich -over 1500 cards, numerous villages, cottages, street scenes and many, many more.


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