I’ve discovered that one of the best place to search out collectible postcards is at artwork auctions. I used to be at an artwork public sale in Eastlake, Ohio on the lookout for stained glass and located them auctioning loads of classic collectible postcards. I purchased the lot on the artwork public sale and it contained virtually three thousand lovely collectible postcards.
About thirty p.c of the collectible postcards had been pre-linen. These are postcards that had been all made earlier than 1930. The linen collectible postcards had been constituted of 1930 to 1945 and the lot I gained on the artwork public sale had thirty p.c linen playing cards as properly.
Forty p.c of the lot I gained on the artwork public sale was for early chrome collectible postcards. Most of them had been from the fifties and sixties. There have been additionally collectible postcards from the British museum sequence from the seventies.
The collectible postcards which might be my favourite are all flip of the century and had been despatched for holidays. Valentine’s Day collectible postcards from the early 1900s are very romantic. The Christmas postcards have some very nice art work. I used to be actually lucky with the acquisition on the artwork public sale as a result of the assortment was so diversified.
My assortment of collectible postcards incorporates many various themes. I just like the non-US card. I discovered an artwork public sale that had a shoebox full of those postcards they usually had been from locations like Bermuda, Zurich, Rio de Janeiro, Dresden, Germany, Eire and even Istanbul. I had by no means owned a collectible postcard from Niger earlier than that artwork public sale.
Individuals who don’t accumulate classic collectible postcards simply don’t perceive their worth. They’re often not even talked about as being a part of an artwork public sale. I’m going to artwork auctions each different weekend on the off probability that there will likely be collectible postcards on the public sale block.
I’m all the time so happy once I discover linen ere collectible postcards at an artwork public sale. The auctioneer at most artwork auctions doesn’t even announce the lot as linen postcards; he often simply publicizes it as classic or previous collectible postcards. His lack of awareness of the topic virtually all the time works to my benefit.
I’ve numerous collections of collectible postcards inside the principle assortment. I attempted for awhile to finish a set of state views in all linen period postcards. I can’t even rely what number of artwork auctions I attended earlier than I even had thirty of the forty eight states. I do know that I lastly uninterested in the pursuit and have simply put it on the again burner.
The vacation collectible postcards go to collectors of extra than simply postcards. I’ve seen individuals purchase vacation collectible postcards at an artwork public sale simply to border and enhance with them throughout sure holidays. I really discovered 5 very nice classic Christmas collectible postcards at an artwork public sale and had them framed for my mom as a Christmas present.
I went to an artwork public sale and property sale of a person whose grandfather had been a colonel military officer. The collectible postcards that I discovered there have been unbelievable. The officer had amassed 353 completely different postcards from India. It was wonderful. That they had been tucked into an album and by no means used and had been in excellent situation.
For awhile, I believed that I wished to gather postcards from troopers in WWI. I discovered a 2 hundred piece lot of this sort of collectible postcards at an artwork public sale in New Haven. The combination of playing cards was British, French and German. It was attention-grabbing as a result of a few of the collectible postcards had been censored. I’ve by no means seen censored collectible postcards earlier than.
Essentially the most I’ve ever spent on collectible postcards at an artwork public sale was $530 for 4 postcards. They had been all from 1904 they usually depicted car racing. They had been in pristine situation. I doubt that I’ll ever discover any extra even remotely like this the remainder of my life. They had been distinctive.
The lot of collectible postcards I discovered final weekend was actually enjoyable to look via. The artwork public sale had loads of issues from a household that had emigrated right here from Serbia. The postcards had been all from both Serbia or Belgrade. This was a superb lot and it went for the opening bid.