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About Catawiki's postcard auction

One of the earliest known postcards was hand-printed and sent in 1840 to the playwright and novelist, Theodore Hook in Fulham, London. The card is believed to have been sent by Hook, to himself, as a practical joke and mockery of the English postal system; the card sold for £31,750 in 2002. Since then, postcards have been sent in all shapes and sizes and for a variety of reasons. Despite seeming quite ordinary, postcards have the potential to offer a rare glimpse into the past lives of their senders and recipients. Whether it is a soldier in the trenches of WW1 writing a poignant postcard to his loved ones or a student travelling the world, writing a card home to say “Wish you were here!” - the variety and personal nature of postcards help to make them a collectable item.

Catawiki’s postcard auctions feature a diverse range of postcards. Whether you have cards containing images of historic buildings, people, natural beauty or political cartoons, Catawiki’s postcard auctions are the ideal place to sell your postcards. Listing your special objects on Catawiki will provide them with excellent online exposure to millions of potential bidders. Our notary officials are working to ensure the validity of bids placed, while our expert auctioneers supervise our auctions. Once the bidding has finished, our secure payment system ensures both buyers and sellers are satisfied with the transaction.

With thousands of lots each week and hundreds of categories, Catawiki is the ideal place to sell your special object - start selling today!

How to sell through Catawiki

  1. Seller registration

    Register for seller privileges free of charge. You can offer up as many objects as you wish with a minimum estimated value of 75 euro.

  2. Submit items

    Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our auctioneers, they are scheduled for auction.

  3. The thrill of auction

    Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!

  4. Make money safely

    You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.

The advantages of Catawiki’s auctions

  • High revenues

  • Swift sales

  • Secure payment format

  • International bidding audience

  • Auctioneer supervision

  • Optional reserve price for expensive items

  • Professional customer service

  • User friendly

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