Big auction of British postcards Down Under in 2017

Top Australian auction house mossgreen is staging a major two-day auction next year which includes British postcards.

The auction will be at mossgreen’s Melbourne headquarters on February 27/28, and also features cards from Australia and around the world.

And, if it’s anything approaching the quality of last year’s event, some very special cards will go under the hammer. The postcards will be on the second dale of the auction.

Head of Philately & Numismatics Gary Watson said: “The large range of topographicals and real photo postcards run the gamut from street scenes to country views and from family snap-shots to the RMS Titanic leaving Southampton.

“Subjects include advertising highlighted by a wonderful group of ‘Niven’ cards, artists, aviation, commemorations, disasters, glamour, hotels, humour, military, mining, railways. shipping, sports and many more.

“Numerous cards also have postal history interest, and there are plenty of larger lots to complement the outstanding singles.”

Full-colour catalogues are available on request. Email gary.watson@mossgreen.com.au or visit the mossgreen website here.