Postcards could be worth �50

Old postcards of Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth could fetch up to �50 say auctioneers.

Warwick and Warwick, a national firm of auctioneers, is visiting East Devon to give residents the chance to have their collectables valued for free and give advice on selling.

The company employs experts in coins and banknotes, stamps, medals and militaria, postcards and cigarette cards and die cast toys and models and model railways.

Alan Smith of Warwick and Warwick Ltd said: “We have been to East Devon many times before and have always been delighted with the response.

“Many people do not realise that they have possessions of value, especially postcard collections, where the black and white real photographic views, such as that illustrated, can fetch from �5 to �50 pounds each, especially if there is a close up an early omnibus or a traction engine.

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“Coin collections are also fetching high prices at present, especially those made of gold, the value of which has rocketed in recent months.”

They will be conducting a valuation day at the Devoncourt Hotel, 16 Douglas Avenue, Exmouth, on Thursday, July 14, from 9am to 1pm.

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The auctioneers say that home visits may be possible if the collection is particularly large.

Ring them on (01926) 499031.

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