The Postcard Collection of the late Alan and Joan Tucker, of Stroud, Gloucestershire
An important collection of postcards is to be offered for sale by auction on 21st November 2017. The collection, built up over the last 6 decades, contains around 20,000 postcards and will be quite a spectacle at Chorley’s salerooms in Gloucestershire. The Tuckers specialised in local topographical postcards and the collection includes many hundreds of Real Photograph cards detailing Stroud and its environs. British county topographicals are also well represented in the sale. An important group of Japanese cards appears in the world examples and a good collection of Madeira cards are some of the strongest of the European section. Alan and Joan’s fascination with old and historic houses brings an unusual mix to the sale; these are sorted into groups of RPs illustrating named country houses, shops, private dwellings, commercial houses and even a collection of numbered houses, quite a rarity in the first years of the 20th Century. The majority of the cards are in wonderful condition which is of course important to their value. This is well illustrated by the collections of theatre advertising, Louis Wain postcards and a plethora of humorous cards. Transport is also well represented with quantities of postcards depicting trains, trams, buses, planes and early cars.
The auction also includes Fine Art & Antiques, Modern Art & Design, Wine, Sculpture, Books and other categories. Highlights include two grand pieces of furniture from Hardwicke Court near Gloucester and a stunning oil painting of a view from the Malvern Hills by Dame Laura Knight.
The auction at Chorley’s salerooms at Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire will take place at 10am on Tuesday 21st November. Public viewing is on Sunday 19th November from 10am-4pm and Monday 20th November from 9am-5pm. The postcards will also be on view by appointment only on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th November.
The Catalogue is now available to view here and live online bidding will be available for those who cannot attend to bid in person with the-saleroom.com and other platforms.
For further details, please contact Simon Chorley: email@example.com or 01452 344499.
November auction catalogue:
Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 November 2017
10am each day
(Postcards will be the first lots sold on Tuesday 21st)
Sunday 19 November, 10am-4pm
Monday 20 November, 9am-5pm
Mornings of Sale, 8.30am-10am
(Additional viewing for Postcards only on
Thursday 16 & Friday 17 November - by appointment)
Live internet bidding will be available with
The Auction Room (no additional bidding fee)
The Saleroom (3% additional fee)
Invaluable (5% additional fee)