Unlike today,there was a time when people used to send postcards, to their family, to their beloved,and for any official purpose etc.Within a few days the postcard service had gained huge popularity.The world’s oldest postcard was sent in 1840 to the writer Theodore Hook from Fulham in London, England.There are novelty exceptions, such as wood postcards, made of thin wood, and copper postcards sold in the Copper Country of the U.S. state of Michigan, and coconut “postcards” from tropical islands.There are so many postcard archived and their price is even more than a holiday trip.Here we have top 10 most expensive postcards in the world.
Top 10 Most Expensive Postcards in the World
10. Pioneer Postcard-
Pioneer Postcard opens the list of top 10 most expensive postcards in the world. This is a Pioneer Postcard , which was printed in the United States before July 1, 1898. Cards were used as pieces of advertisements and often carry information about a store or sale. They were written on one side only because before the beginning of the 20th century, UK law banned any writing at the address side of a postcard.
9. Ellen Clapsaddle Signed Christmas Postcard-
It comes to the 9th position in top 10 most expensive postcards in the world. Most of the Cleveland Postcards go for a specific amount, but the ones that are well-positioned and signed will definitely go for a lot more.
8.1858 China Canton Allied Commissioners-
According to the dates, not only old age, it was the first picture of China by the School of Education of the USC.
7. Capuchin missionaries in Ottoman Mesopotamia at the beginning of the 20th century-
This is one of the oldest photographs in Iraq and as well as one of the craziest stretched limos you can ever see! Make sure to tip the driver a carrot .
6. The launch of the RMS Titanic-
I’m sure you do not have to tell me why this is so rare? This is a postcard that will not sink in terms of value.
5. 1903 Chinese Postcard-
5th place is held by 1903 Chinese postcard in this top 10 most expensive postcards in the world selection. It is not so much the postcard that is rare (but it is) it is the fact that it was Posted in China via Russia! At the time this was globetrotting on a whole new level.
4. 1908 Young Boys Pump House-
We have young boys pump house in the 4th place. It was printed in 1908, and this is a young boys pump house located in Kern River oil fields. Child labor laws makes this postcard so rare.
3.1905 Cleveland Indians Postcard-
To the top 10 most expensive postcards in the world includes Cleveland Indians in the 3rd position. For a true baseball lover it is always one of the world’s rarest baseball postcards and always goes for an excellent penny when it is set for auction.
2.African American Mother & Son-
With the American flag stars and lines in the background, this photo postcard is as rare as they come for both time of print and subject of the photo.
1st position is acquired by penny peanuts in this list of top 10 most expensive postcards in the world.The most expensive postcard is ever believed to be the oldest in the world. It was sent from a Fulham-based writer named Theodore Hook to himself in 1840, according to Guinness World Records. The postcard was then sold to Latvian collector Eugene Gomberg for £31,758.75 at the London Stamp Exchange auction in the UK in 2002 and is believed to predate all other surviving postcards by around 20 years.