Providing postcard valuations is a highly specialist area, requiring in-depth expertise and knowledge of the many different collecting categories.

Although the picture postcards we see today were first issued during the late 1890s and early 1900s, the first postcards in use in this country were un-illustrated postal stationery cards, issued by the post office from 1870 onwards. Some were privately illustrated and sent by businesses as a way of advertising their products and services.

For deltiologists, or postcard collectors as they are more popularly known, the scenes, the social history and the industrial history depicted in early picture postcards provide a unique insight into how life was in a bygone era.

At Warwick & Warwick, we specialise in all types of old postcards; worldwide antique postcards and vintage postcards, postal stationery cards, subject postcards and topographical and social history postcards. The designs we see often range from the pre-1919 era, which is referred to as the Golden Age of postcards, right through to more modern issues.

Having been in business since 1958, we are one of the leading international providers of postcard valuations – and our team of experts boasts more than 50 years’ experience between them.

This level of expertise means we can accurately determine an old postcard’s value and provide you with postcard valuations that have been meticulously researched.

Our written postcard valuations are accurate and reliable and this service is provided free of charge, with no obligation to sell.

If you’re thinking of selling vintage postcards or a much-loved collection, you can be confident our experts are knowledgeable and trustworthy.

We will happily offer friendly and useful advice on the best way to achieve the maximum returns possible. Whether that’s in a public postcard auction, a sale by private treaty or by keeping the collection in the family for another generation, our aim is to help you to make an informed decision.

Get a free postcard valuation

As one of the leading providers of free postcard valuations, Warwick & Warwick is pleased to offer free advice on the best way to sell your collectables.

If you’ve unearthed a piece of family history or inherited a postcard collection, you may be wondering: Are old postcards worth anything?

This is a question we are often asked – and our postcard experts are always happy to provide the answer.

To discover the value of an old postcard collection, please get in touch and arrange for a free valuation, at a time which is convenient to you.

There’s no charge for this postcard valuations service – and you may end up being pleasantly surprised!

Get the experts on your side, send an email to our valuations team or call 01926 499031 today.

Postcard grading and its effect on value

There are a number of factors which will affect an old postcard’s value and it is important to understand these principles if you’re thinking about getting a postcard valuation.

A vintage postcard’s value is obviously dependent on its age, condition, rarity and the subject matter.

If there is a message of historical importance or a signature from somebody famous on the back, a postcard can increase in value. Likewise, stamps and postal markings can also help to increase value and interest in a card.

Whilst most postcard collectors tend to specialise in one particular area; there are general topics which always prove popular, including:

  • Trams and transport
  • Street scenes
  • Shipping
  • Railways
  • Social history
  • The Titanic
  • Art Nouveau and Art Deco

Where to get a free postcard valuation

As one of the leading providers of postcard valuations, Warwick & Warwick will happily offer free information about an antique postcard’s value or advice on the best way to sell your collection.

Although you will not be under any obligation to sell, we will offer you the chance to do so in one of our public auctions or via a private treaty sale.

Written valuations for probate and insurance purposes are also available upon request.

To get in touch, please email or call 01926 499031 today.

In person at one of our offices

Callers are welcome to visit our Warwick officesduring normal office hours – 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday – to request a postcards valuation.

Although it is occassionally possible to conduct valuations on the same day, we prefer to take our time inspecting your collection. You will be issued with a receipt and your valuation report will be sent to you for consideration.

If required, we can arrange to transport your collection to our offices by courier service in order to take advantage of our professional expertise.

Our Chester accounts office will also be pleased to accept your property for transportation to our Warwick valuation department. Why not take advantage of this service to find out what your postcards are worth? please note our valuers are not based at our Chester office.

Home Visits

Home visits may be available for owners of large and valuable collections where we can discuss sale procedures. We do not charge for this service.

Contact our postcard valuations team

When it comes to selling old postcards, Warwick & Warwick has a world-class team of postcard valuers that’s been trusted to provide accurate valuations since 1958.

Our valuers in the postcard department are Jill Smith, Jessica Lowe, Jack Colchester and Daniel Smith.

With firm understanding of the global postcard market we will happily provide any assistance you may need to get a fast and accurate postcard valuation.

Discover what your postcard collection is really worth, send us an email or call 01926 499031 now!