Cherryland AuctionsCherryland Postcard Auctions

Buying and Selling Fine Postcards Since 1976



Advertising Animals Art Cards Artist Signed B&W Photos Black History Cameras & Related Children Circus & Macabre Expositions & Fairs Famous People Fantasy Halloween Santas & Krampus Holidays & Greetings Military Native Americans Novelty Nudes & Risque Pretty Ladies U.S. Political & Presidents Patriotic & Propaganda W.W. I Propaganda W.W. II Propaganda Sports & Games Stamp & Coin Postcards Aviation Autos Ships Trains Misc. Transportation U.S. Views by State World Leaders Worldwide by Country Mixed Topics Misc. Paper Collectibles Bulk Postcard Lots
Advertising Animals Art Cards Artist Signed B&W Photos Black History Cameras & Related Children Circus & Macabre Expositions & Fairs Famous People Fantasy Halloween Santas & Krampus Holidays & Greetings Military Native Americans Novelty Nudes & Risque Pretty Ladies U.S. Political & Presidents Patriotic & Propaganda W.W. I Propaganda W.W. II Propaganda Sports & Games Stamp & Coin Postcards Aviation Autos Ships Trains Misc. Transportation U.S. Views by State World Leaders Worldwide by Country Mixed Topics Misc. Paper Collectibles Bulk Postcard Lots
 

Cherrylan Auctions - Antique Postcard Auctions for Collectors and Dealers

Cherrylan Auctions - Online Postcard Store Offers Postcards At 50% Off

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions:

Postcard Auction Questions:

Postcard Store Questions:

 

 

How can I find the postcards that I am interested in?

You can use the search box at the top of all pages to search both the Current Auction and our Postcard Store. You can also browse by topic using the dropdown menu in the "Postcard Auction" and "Postcard Store" tabs at the top of all pages. On all auction and store pages you can use the arrow buttons to go to the next or previous postcard topic.

How are your postcards described?

description

What abbreviations do you use to describe postcards?

P - Pioneer (1893-98)
PMC - Private Mailing Card (1898-1901)
UB - Undivided Back (1901-1907)
DB - Divided Back (1907-1915)
WB - White Border (1916-1930)
L - Linen (1930-1939)
C - Photochrom (1939- )
Cont - New Continentals (Modern)

VF - Very Fine - Near Perfect, not necessarily unused

F - Fine - Shows slight wear

G - Good - Shows some wear with minor defect, not really affecting the general appearance

FR - Fair - Shows wear with defects affecting appearance

B&W - Black & White
B&W Photo - Real Photo
cor - Corner
cpr - Copyright
cof - Cancel on Face
cr - Crease
emb - Embossed
flt - Fault
m - Minor
sig - Signed
st - Stain
th - Thin
wof - Writing on Face
pwof - Proper Writing on Face

How can I sell my postcards?

Do you have a postcard collection, accumulation or dealer's stock you would like to sell? Cherryland Auctions can help. We have been helping people sell their postcards for over 30 years.

Sell your postcards on consignment through Cherryland Auctions: Selling your postcards at auction is an easy way to receive a fair price for your vintage postcards. We do all lotting, pricing and describing, in other words, all the work. All you have to do is ship the postcards to us or we can pick up your large collection.

  • Always fill out the webform or call us at (231)-882-9173 to talk about your consignment before sending postcard consignments through the mail.
  • Wrap the postcards up as securely as possible so they are not damaged and ship them to us. Shipping recommendations are best handled on an individual basis and we will be happy to discuss this with you.
  • Upon receipt of your postcards we will notify you as to in which auction they will be sold.
  • All cards that we believe will bring $15 or more will be individually photographed and expertly described. They will appear in our printed catalog and in the postcard auction section of this website.
  • Cards less than $15 will be lotted and sold at auction in groups.
  • When the auction catalog is printed you will be sent an inventory listing of all your postcard lots in the current auction along with a copy of the catalog.
  • Thirty days after the close of the auction you will receive the same inventory listing with your realized prices and a check, less our 30% commission.
  • We try to keep the minimum postcard consignment value to $500. We will make exceptions for exceptional cards.
  • By sending an auction consigment you are agreeing to the above terms.

OR: Sell your postcards outright and receive immediate payment: If you don't want to wait to sell your postcards at auction, selling your postcards outright is the fastest way to receive a fair price for your vintage postcards. We are always buying postcards of all kinds. All you have to do is ship us the cards.

  • Always fill out the form above or call us at (231)-882-9173 to talk about sending postcards before sending anything through the mail.
  • Wrap the postcards up as securely as possible so they are not damaged and ship them to us. Shipping recommendations are best handled on an individual basis and we will be happy to discuss this with you.
  • Upon receipt of your postcards we will make you an offer for outright purchase of your postcards.
  • If you accept the offer we will send you an immediate check or Paypal payment.
  • If you do not accept the offer, we ask only that you reimburse us for the cost of postage to return your cards.
  • By sending postcards for outright purchase you are agreeing to the above terms.

Do you offer postcards on approval?

priorityYes! Which postcard topics would you like to see? We will mail packages of postcards to you on approval at 50% off our prices.

When you get your package, simply pay for the cards you would like to keep including the our shipping cost. Then mail the rest back. If your total purchase is over $100 you need only pay the postage to get the unchosen cards back to us.

If you would like to receive postcard approvals please contact us with a list of postcard topics you would be interested in seeing and your price range per card. Include hobby references and we will mail you a group of cards for your approval. If you have no references we can mail photocopies or send a small group of cards to get you started. Possible topics are listed below.

Are you a postcard dealer? We also offer approvals to postcard dealers at even larger discounts. If you have a store, a website, or you are an Ebay seller our approval service may be for you. We have many cards that we can send to you on approval at 70% off.

Approval Topics
Advertising - U.S.
Advertising - Foreign
Animals
Artist Signed
Artist Signed - Ladies
Artist Signed - Swedish
Black & White Photos (RPPC)
Black History
Children with Toys & Dolls
Children - Artist Signed
Children - Swedish Artists
Children - Photos
Circus & Related
Comics
Entertainers
Expositions - U.S.
Expositions - Worldwide
Famous People
Authors & Composers
Fantasy Animals
Fantasy - Elves & Mermaids
Fantasy - Multi-Babies
Fantasy - Fables & Fairy Tales
Fantasy - Opera

Native American History
Novelty - Add Ons
Novelty - Handmade
Novelty - Hold To The Light
Novelty - Mechanicals
Novelty - Silks
Novelty - Misc.
Nudes & Risqué
Pretty Ladies
Pretty Ladies - Photos
Pretty Ladies w/ Animals
Pretty Ladies - State & Country Ladies
U.S. Patriotic & Military
Military B&W photos
Patriotic & Propaganda
W.W. I Propaganda
Presidents & Political
Royalty
Sports
Stamp Cards
Coin Cards
Postcard Related
U.S. State Views
Worldwide Views

Real Photos
Real Photos - Misc.
Real Photos - Children
Real Photos - Famous People
Real Photos - Fantasy
Real Photos - Nudes
Real Photos - Pretty Ladies

Transportation
Autos
Aviation
Ships
Trains & Depots
Misc. Transportation

Publishers
Raphael Tuck
PFB pub.
John Winsch
Others

Holidays
Santas
Other Holidays
Swedish Published

OR: What else would you like to see?

 

 

When does your next auction close?

Cherryland Auctions has an antique postcard auction closing every 5-6 weeks. There is a countdown to the auction close at the top of every auction catalog page.

How can I place a bid auctions?chart

Place your bids by lot number using the form at the left side of each postcard auction page. You can also place your bids by email, telephone (231)-882-9173 or by mail. Your bids will always be confirmed by an email from either Alec or Carie Millard.

What are your bidding increments?

< $20.00
$.50
$20.00 - $40.00
$1.00
$40.00 - $100.00
$2.50
$100.00 - $200.00
$5.00
$200.00 - $400.00
$10.00
$400.00 - $1,000.00
$20.00

How do I know how much to bid?

Place your bids by lot number using the bidsheet form at the left side of each postcard auction page. You can also place your bids by email, telephone (231)-882-9173 or by mail.

We will post high & starting bid updates one week before the auction closes and again on the day before the auction closes. Bids will not be updated on the final day, so bid accordingly.

Bids we receive that are lower than the suggested bid will not be reduced.

Bids we receive that are equal to or greater than the suggested bid will be lowered to one advance over the second highest or the suggested bid whichever is higher.

Bid with confidence knowing that Cherryland Auctions charges no buyers premium.

Your online bids will always be confirmed by an email from either Ron or Alec Millard.

By bidding you are agreeing to the auction terms of sale below.

What happens after the auction closes?

Once the auction closes, if your bid is successful you will receive an email or mail invoice from Cherryland Auctions showing which lots you won and the total including shipping and handling.

Postcards will be shipped in stiff cardboard or bubble wrap to protect them during shipping. Your shipment will be fully insured by our private insurance.

You can pay by making a Paypal payment to: cherrylandauctions@charter.net or mail a check to:

Alec P. Millard - PO Box 444 - Benzonia, MI - 49616

If you would like to pay by credit card or another method not listed here please contact us.

How much does auction shipping cost?

Inside the United States: We charge actual postage cost plus $2.00 handling. Large purchases may require certification, etc. Your shipment will be fully insured by our private insurance.

Outside the United States:We charge actual postage cost plus $2.00 handling. Large purchases may require registration, etc. Your shipment will be fully insured by our private insurance.

How can I pay for my auction winnings?

The easiest way to pay for your auction winnings is to make a Paypal payment to: cherrylandauctions@charter.net.

If you would like to pay by credit card or another method not listed here please contact us. You can also mail a check to:

Alec Millard - P. O. Box 444 Benzonia, MI 49616.

What is your auction return policy?

Any auction lot, the description of which is incorrect, is returnable for a complete refund within 5 days of receipt, less the cost of shipping.

What are the auction terms of sale?

  • The price listed after each lot is our suggested bid and should be used only as a guide.
  • All bids are per lot as numbered.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw or group any lots prior to sale.
  • In the case of a tie the first bid shall prevail.
  • Successful bidders are expected to make payment in full before the lots are delivered.
  • Any lot, the description of which is incorrect, is returnable within 5 days of receipt.
  • Michigan residents will be charged 6% sales tax where applicable.
  • All lots remain the property of Cherryland Auctions until they are paid for in full.
  • All bids must be received by the closing day.
  • The cost of postage etc. will be charged to the buyer plus two dollars for handling and mail insurance.
  • We accept payments by Visa & Mastercard, Paypal, Credit Card, Personal Check, Money Order, Etc.
  • The placing of a bid shall constitute acceptance of the foregoing terms of sale.

 

 

 

chartCan I buy postcards now?

Yes! You don't have to wait for the current auction to close to buy postcards. In our online Postcard Store we offer up to 3000 postcards available for sale right now at 20-70% off.

How can I pay for postcards in the Postcard Store?

For the Postcard Store we accept payments by Paypal or Credit Card using the Shopping Cart. For all other methods please contact us.

How can I pay using my credit card in the Postcard Store?

Even though PayPal handles our Postcard Store checkout and credit card processing you do not need a Paypal account to checkout using your credit card.

After you are ready to checkout, you can pay with a credit card by clicking on the link in the lower left of the Secure Payments checkout area. You will be taken to a page where you can enter all your payment information and submit it securely to Paypal.

After you are finished checking out you will receive an email from us letting you know that we got your order and when it will be shipped.

How much does store shipping cost?

  • Inside the United States: $4.07 for the first postcard. All additional postcards are shipped for free. Your shipment will be fully insured by our private insurance.
  • Outside the United States: $9.50 for the first postcard. All additional postcards are shipped for free up to $500 in value. Above $500 please add $11.50 (Registered Mail).

What is your postcard store return policy?

All postcards sold in the Postcard Store come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not happy with the cards, they are returnable for a complete refund within 5 days of receipt, less the cost of shipping.

What are the store terms of sale?

  • Postcard Store cards are sold on a first come, first served basis. Orders for cards that have already sold will be refunded.
  • All Postcard Store cards remain the property of Cherryland Auctions until they are paid for in full.
  • Michigan residents will be charged 6% sales tax where applicable.
  • The cost of postage etc. will be charged to the buyer plus two dollars for handling and mail insurance.
  • We accept payments by Visa & Mastercard, Paypal, Credit Card, Personal Check, Money Order, Etc.
  • By placing an order you are agreeing to the above terms of sale.

 

 

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P.O. Box 444
Benzonia, MI 49616
phone: (231)-882-9173