Vintage Postcard Auctions

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Vintage Postcard Sales for Collectors and Consignors

Presenting auctions and consignment opportunities for a diverse array of vintage postcards and Real Photo Postcards (RPPCs).

Our specialization extends across various subjects and styles, showcasing postcard subjects that span holidays, Art Nouveau, and sought-after RPPCs.

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a passionate enthusiast, our auctions open up exciting possibilities for discovering and acquiring unique pieces from the world of vintage postcards.

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Auction Prices Realized

Vintage Postcard Auction Highlights

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Auction for John Winsch Halloween Postcards

John Winsch Halloween "Masks" Postcard Set

Sold Price: $1,475

Auction for Schmucker Postcards

Samuel Schmucker St. Patrick's Day Postcards Set

Sold Price: $123

Auction of Vintage Halloween Postcards

Series #28 "Traveling Witches" Winsch Halloween Postcards

Sold Price: $1,045

Auction for Vintage Black Americana Postcards

#1236 Black Americana Mechanical Halloween Postcard

Sold Price: $276

Auction of Rare RPPCs

Pair of 1910 RPPCs Executed Men at the Gallows

Sold Price: $86

Category Specialties

Within the category of vintage postcards, our auction specialties put the spotlight on a few specific areas

Postcard Collections

Desirable collections of antique postcards

Real Photo Postcards

RPPCs, especially American cards. Interesting views of small towns, disasters and historic events

Vintage Halloween Postcards

The golden age of Halloween postcards was around 1908-1930 and featured colorful artwork of spooky witches, ghosts, black cats, goblins, pumpkins.

Anthropomorphic figures (meaning, non-human creatures or characters who are depicted as having human-like features) are often the subjects in these Halloween postcards. Characters such as Jack-O-Lanterns with arms and legs, moons with laughing faces and dancing devils are often highlighted in the artwork.

Some of the most famous and collectible postcard publishers who produced Halloween cards include Raphael Tuck & Son, John Winsch, Stecher, Gibson Art, and Valentine & Son, and International Art Pub. Co. Collectible artists often include Samuel Schmucker and Ellen Clapsaddle.

Vintage Halloween Postcards Auction
Sell RPPC Postcards at Auction

RPPC Postcards

Some of the most widely collected vintage postcards are RPPCs, or real-photo postcards. RPPC postcards became common at the turn of the 20th century and refer to photographs developed directly onto photo paper with a printed postcard backing.

RPPCs feature a wide range of subjects, from street views to transportation imagery or photos documenting historical or political moments.

Consign RPPC postcards at auction, or sign up for bidding alerts.

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Britannic Auctions was brilliant in auctioning my memorabilia. They kept me informed from beginning to end. Everything happened as promised.

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Thank you for your fine service. Your consignment checks came promptly, the explanations were very clear and for all that you do, your consignment rate seems very fair.

Roy Barnes, Consignor

How to Consign

Submit a consignment inquiry for your vintage postcard collection, and let our experts present them to a global audience.

Selling Vintage Postcards

Expert Guidance on Valuable Postcard Collections

We offer expertise on whether to sell individual cards or group them together for auction.

With a decade of auction experience, we understand the nuances of postcard collecting. This approach ensures that your valuable antique postcards are presented in a way that maximizes their market potential.

Global Reach for Your Antique Postcards

We provide an online auction experience that extends beyond geographical boundaries.

Consigning your vintage postcards with Britannic Auctions means tapping into a global audience of passionate collectors and enthusiasts.

Your postcards become accessible to individuals not only in the United States, but in the UK, Canada, Europe and around the world.

This global reach ensures that your collection receives the attention it deserves, increasing the likelihood of finding the perfect buyer.

Access to an Extensive Postcard Collector Database

Our auction house boasts an extensive database of postcard collectors and dealers globally. Additionally, we aggressively market our auctions to over 90,000+ collectors around the world.

Consigning your vintage postcards with us means gaining access to this network of enthusiasts who actively seek unique pieces for their collections.

The combination of our online platform and engaged collector community creates a dynamic marketplace for your antique postcards.

Curated Auction Lots for Optimal Results

When you consign your antique postcards, they join thoughtfully assembled lots tailored to specific themes, styles, or historical periods. This focused approach maximizes visibility, encouraging competitive bidding and achieving optimal results.

Real Results: Auction Prices Realized for Postcards

Explore our past auction results to see some of the sales highlights from antique postcard auctions.

Sell Your Antique Postcards Outright

If you’re exploring where to sell antique postcards with a swift and straightforward process, we also provide a quick outright sales option for your vintage postcards.

This can be ideal if you are interested in bypassing the auction experience, and beneficial because you’ll know the exact dollar amount you’ll receive for your postcards.

Here’s how it works:

  • Contact us with information about your postcard collection. Provide us with information about the themes, styles, or historical periods of your antique postcards. The more details you share, the better we can assess the value of your collection.
  • If your antique postcards align with our criteria, we’ll present you with a fair and transparent offer of purchase. Our aim is to ensure that you receive a reasonable and competitive price for your postcard collection.

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