Warwick & Warwick Postcard Auction Report 21st September 2016

22nd September 2016

Railways formed an important part of the Warwick and Warwick sale held on 21 September, foreign railways being especially in demand, the best result being £1,298 realised by a collection of 127 Australian railway cards, estimated at £470. 


The corresponding collection of 113 New Zealand cards were also popular and made £767 against a pre-sale estimate of £350. 143 South African railways made £855 (estimate £320) and a comprehensive collection of 1200 printed railway cards of French locomotives, published by F. Fleury, estimated at £600, made £620. The collections of British railway cards nearly all sold at figures in excess of estimate.


There were 12 collections of railway officials on offer, estimated in total at £2,390. Collectively they realised £2,974.

Elsewhere in the sale, social history was very popular, with a general collection of 115 cards, estimated at £320, making £973. A collection of 109 holiday camps and caravan parks, estimated at £100, made £330.


A collection of 1000 bowls cards was very comprehensive and included inland clubs as well as those in coastal locations. Estimated at £700, bidding did not stop on this lot until the hammer fell at double estimate, making the total realisation, including the buyer’s premium £1,652.

Cards not faring so well were artist-drawn ranges by Mabel Lucie Attwell and A.R. Quinton, though 6 different cats by Arthur Thiele plus 4 by Louis Wain, the latter with slight creases, did make £94 (estimate £55).

The next Warwick and Warwick sale is on 16 November and it is strong in Manchester and suburbs, including Cheshire and Lancashire, as well as Picturegoer film stars.

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