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12/21/2018 5:02 pm  #1

100,000 Postcards for Auction - Ireland 26th January, 2019

In what is probably the largest auction of picture postcards ever held in Ireland, over 100,000 cards will be offered by Whyte’s on 26 January, 2019

This collection was formed by Dubliner, Seamus Kearns (1929-2014). Seamus began collecting stamps in the 1930s and fell in love with old postcards in the 1950s, since when he started amassing this collection. A founder of the Irish Picture Postcard Society, he provided many exhibitions around the country, including a major show at The Guinness Hopstore in 1994. The main value is in Irish topographical and historical Irish cards – views of villages and towns from the early 1900s to the 1950s as well as historical events such as the 1916 rising. With the advent of texting and selfies the sales of postcards have gone into decline but this collection shows what we are missing today – not only the wonderful images but also the thoughtful messages.

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