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  • Who: Theodore Hook Esq. postcard

  • What: Most expensive postcard sold at auction

  • Where: United Kingdom

The most valuable picture postcard in the world was sent by Theodore Hook Esq. to himself in 1840 and was bought at the London Stamp Exchange auction, UK on 8 March 2002 by collector Eugene Gomberg (Latvia) for £31,758.75 ($45,370.60).

It is also considered to be the oldest postcard in the world.

 

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