October 28, 2020 

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 ctxpc@ctxpc.org. 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 allentownpapershow@gmail.com 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 cherryhillcabin@yahoo.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 postcarddave@hotmail.com. 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 bonnpon@att.net or (813) 766-7292 or Leah Schnall leahcard@aol.com 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, 2020                      Troy, MI                                   cancelled
Detroit Postcard Show, Quality Inn, 2537 Rochester Court, Troy, MI. Hours 10-4. For information contact David Newman at postcarddave@hotmail.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 columbuspapershow@gmail.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 uzelsells@comcast.net 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 postcarddave@hotmail.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 marymartinpostcards@gmail.com 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

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How Old Is That Postcard

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.

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