This primer for the novice collector will aid in learning the age of a postcard and understanding the characteristics of social and technological advances in printing and manufacturing of postcards around the world. Much of what Americans collect today had its beginnings in Europe; even older cards from your hometown may carry the “Printed in Germany” missive. Although this information is old-hat for veteran collectors, don’t hesitate to refresh your memory and stay-sharp when making judgements about buying cards for your collection.
Is there a show that should be here? Or did we miss one? We’ll make sure to add it and include it in next year’s calendar. Write the publisher.
Shows and Events
October 2-3, 2020 Austin, TX cancelled
Capital of Texas Postcard Club’s Antique Postcard, Photo and Vintage Paper Show, Frank Fickett Scout Center, 12500 North IH-35 at Parmer Lane, Austin, TX. Hours Fri 12-7, Sat 9-5. For information contact email@example.com. Admission $3, under 12 free.
October 3-4, 2020 Allentown, PA cancelled
Allentown Fall Antique Advertising, Book, Post Cards, Photography and Paper Show, Agricultural Hall, 1929 Chew Street, Allentown, PA. Hours Sat 9-5, Sun 9-3. For information contact Sean Klutinoty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 573-4969. Admission $10, $9 with card.
October 9-10, 2020 Plano, TX
Fall 2020 Greater Dallas Postcard and Paper Show, Comfort Inn and Suites Plano East, 700 Central Parkway East, Plano, TX. Hours Fri 10-6, Sat 9-4. For information contact Jim Taylor at JMTaylor@ipa.net Admission $4.
October 11, 2020 Brookline, NH cancelled
Granite State Post Card Quest Annual Spring Postcard Show and Sale, Brookline Events Center, 32 Proctor Hill Road, Brookline, NH. Hours 10-4. For information David Sysyn email@example.com or (603) 588-2653. Admission $2.
October 17, 2020 Maumee, OH
Greater Toledo Postcard & Paper Show, Northern Light Masons Lodge, 119 West Wayne Street, Maumee Ohio. Hours 10-4. For information contact David Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free admission.
October 17. 2020 Tampa, FL cancelled
Sunshine Post Card Club Winter Show Tampa Stadium Hotel, 4750 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614. Hours 10-6. For information contact Bonnie Wilpon email@example.com or (813) 766-7292 or Leah Schnall firstname.lastname@example.org or (941) 753-8794. Admission $3, children under 12 free.
October 17-18, 2020 Wichita, KS Postponed to October 16-17 2021
43rd Wichita International Postcard and Paper Show and Sale, All Saints Gymnasium, 3313 Grand, Wichita, KS. Hours Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4. For information contact Hottaway@gmail.com Admission free.
October 24-25, 2020 Springfield, MO
Springfield Missouri Fall Postcard and Paper Show and Sale, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Empire Fairgrounds, E-Plex East Hall, 3001 North Grant Avenue, Springfield, MO. Hours Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4. For information contact Jim Taylor JMTaylor@ips.net or (888) 451-0340. Admission $6 adults, children 9-12, $3, under 9 free.
October 25, 2020 Fairview Park, OH
Greater Cleveland Postcard and Paper Show, American Legion Hall, Clifton Post 421, 22001 Brook Park Road, Fairview Park, OH. Hours 9:30-3. For information contact Terry Bigler at email@example.com or (614) 206-9103. Admission free.
November 6-7, 2020 Countryside, IL cancelled
Greater Chicago Postcard and Paper Show, Holiday Inn Chicago SW-Countryside, 6201 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL. Hours Fri 10-6, Sat 8-3. For information contact Jim Taylor JMTaylor@ipa.net Admission $5
November 6-7, 2020 New York, NY cancelled
Fall International Postcard Show, The Watson Hotel, 440 West 57th Street, New York, NY. Hours Fri noon-6, Sat 10-5. For information contact (212) 620-9697. Admission one day $7, two days $9.
November 13-14, 2020 Chester, VA cancelled
Old Dominion Postcard Club Annual Postcard Show and Sale, Community College Workforce Alliance on the campus of John Tyler Community College, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA. Hours Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 720-0937.
November 14, 2020 Wyoming, MI
Greater Grand Rapids Postcard & Paper Show, American Legion Hall, 2327 Byron Center Avenue SW, Wyoming, MI. Hours 10-4. For information contact David Newman at email@example.com. Admission free
November 20-21, 2020 York, PA cancelled
York International Postcard Expo, York Fairgrounds Horticultural Hall, 334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA. Hours Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 939-0999. Admission $5.
November 27-28, 2020 Lancaster, PA cancelled
Lancaster Fall Postcard Show, Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA. Hours Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. For information contact Dede Schaeffer (717) 392-3955 or Dale Biesecker (717) 834-1674. Admission $2.50.
There are no postcard shows scheduled for the month of December, 2020