Greater Chicago Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Show and Sale Comes To Countryside, Illinois

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Organizers are anticipating hundreds of attendees over a two-day period when the Greater Chicago Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Show and Sale gets underway in Countryside, Illinois, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22.

We look forward to bringing a diverse group of postcard sellers and buyers together in Countryside twice a year," said Jim Taylor, show producer and owner of Courthouse Square Antique Postcards.

Organizers are anticipating hundreds of attendees over a two-day period when the Greater Chicago Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Show and Sale gets underway in Countryside Ill., Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22.

In its 21st year, this show offers vintage to modern postcards for sale in all price ranges.

Sellers and buyers are coming from across the U.S., Canada and Europe; as well as dealers with over 100 tables of material for sale. Lots of original historical photos and printed images of all states, and many foreign countries, and 1000's of other topicals, Halloween, Hold to Light, Santas postcards and other historical paper memorabilia and ephemera will be for sale. Numerous boxes of inexpensive cards will also be available.

"We look forward to bringing a diverse group of postcard sellers and buyers together in Countryside twice a year," said Jim Taylor, show producer and owner of Courthouse Square Antique Postcards.

Show highlights include hourly drawings for gift certificates; free appraisals-time permitting, and free hobby magazines and Barr's Postcard News issues while supplies last. Archival postcard supplies and reference volumes will be available for purchase.

“Our vendors bring quality collections and accumulations for their collector customers, and are always looking to give free appraisals, time permitting to collections and accumulations brought in from the area,” said Taylor. “Several large collections have been appraised and sold at the spring show in recent years. Our expert appraisers look forward to seeing new material here year after year."

This semi-annual postcard show is one of the nation's largest, involving buyers and sellers bringing millions of antique postcards for sale, as well as buying collections and accumulations, and giving free appraisals of most all vintage postcards, old photographs, and paper ephemera.

The top dealers and collectors of historical view postcards, artist signed images, topics, posters, and photographs are expected to attend. In addition, Chicago areas’ own Lake County Discovery Museum, home of Curt Teich Postcard Archives, and home of the World's largest public collection of picture postcards will display at the show.

“Early bird” admission is available at 8:30 a.m., Saturday for $20 and covers both days. Regular admission is $5 for both days. Show times are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, April 21, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, April 22.

The show is scheduled for Engineer’s Hall (Local 150 IUOE), 6200 Joliet Road, Countryside IL 60525. Free parking with easy access, is available from Joliet Road, Countryside, just off I-55.

Additional details and background available at http://www.courthousesquare.net; flyers, schedule and show details at http://www.courthousesquare.net/showsched.htm Email; postcards(at)courthousesquare(dot)net for dollar off coupons for admission

For more information contact Jim Taylor, 888-451-0340, jmtaylor(at)ipa(dot)net

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