Postcards more than a century old to be auctioned in Chippenham

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A rare collection of postcards dating back to 1905 are to be auctioned in Chippenham on Saturday.

The collection of more than 100 postcards, many depicting the First World War, has an estimate of £300-£500.

Auctioneer Richard Edmonds said: “They have come into us via a valuation day at Lockstones estate agents in Malmesbury and I believe some of them to be truly unique.

“Some of them are from as far back as 1905 – for instance, the one showing the HMS Victory docked in Portsmouth. There are also some others of warships, one showing the Coronation Review of the fleet by HM George V at Spithead in 1911.”

The auction will also contain several highly sought after Fry’s chocolate enamel signs.

The auction will be at The Chippenham Auction Rooms Ivy Road salerooms at 10am.

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