Plano, Texas (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
This annual postcard show is one of three Courthouse Square Antiques produces in the Dallas Metro each year, two in Plano and a new show in December in Ft Worth. The Fall Dallas Metro show involves buyers and sellers from across the U.S. and nearly a million antique postcards, vintage paper Americana, ephemera and antique photography.
"Our seller list is growing for this show. We have added a number of western states dealers that have not been here before as well as several from the southeast," said Jim Taylor, show organizer and owner of Courthouse Square Antique Postcards. In addition to postcards, vintage paper sellers from around the country will be there with a wide selection of posters, movie and political memorabilia, Western Americana, military and Native American photos.
"One of our new sellers is bringing a special collection of movie star cards, early film making, including cigarette & gum cards, post cards, exhibit cards, playing cards and some photos. The items range from the silent era, from the 1910’s up through the 1960's cards; in addition to all the Texas history in the room. There will be something for everyone.”
Vendors are bringing original historical photographs of Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Civil War, Western American, Route 66, mining, sports, political, maps, Native Americans, rodeo, movie, railroadiana, Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Victorian era, Kewpies, 101 Ranch, Border War and thousands of other topical and state view postcards. Other historical paper memorabilia and ephemera are also for sale.
Available at the show are archival postcard supplies and reference volumes, plus free Barr’s Postcard News issues while supplies last. Vendors buy collections and accumulations as well as give free appraisals of most all vintage postcards, old photographs, and paper ephemera as time allows.
"This show has grown since moving to the weekend before the Wichita, KS International Postcard Show. Many of our collectors and dealers travel long distances and this gives them a chance to attend two great shows, with a bit of driving on Interstate 35 between Dallas and Wichita,” said Taylor. “This two-show period is a ‘Woodstock’ for postcard collectors. It’s about all anyone could want in the hobby and as much as you want to take time to look through."
“Early bird” admission cost, available at 9 a.m., Friday is $5 and covers both days. Regular admission is $3 per person, and is available at 10 a.m.; it too covers both days.
Show times are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, October 11, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, October 12; with 9 a.m. early bird admissions both days.
The show is scheduled for Southfork Hotel, Hwy 75, 1600 North Central Expry Exit 29 (east side), Plano, TX. Free parking is available.