Our Suffolk auctions regularly present a wide range of postcards, with many interesting examples from the late-19th and early 20th Centuries. Such postcards are highly sought after and enduringly popular with collectors; particularly those produced by real photographic development.
Another important category in our auctions is the regimental woven silk cards of the First World War.
Early postcards provide an important record of social history and events through the photographic images depicted. These antique postcards were produced by independent professional photographers in locations all over the country, in limited print runs.
Many postcard collectors aim to specialise in the cards of their local area and our postcard sales attract strong interest from the community.
Auction #154/ Lot 2616
RMS Titanic woven silk postcard by Stevens. From the David Murray Collection.
Auction #122/ Lot 2282
Womens Suffrage Mobile Caravan real photographic postcard sent by E. Bradden to Helen Macrae (both Suffragettes)
Auction #127 / Lot 2720
RMS Lusitania postcard sent on 17 April 1915, prior to the sinking of the ship by a German U-boat.
auction #96/Lot 2515
Real photographic postcard of the Brockford Station of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway