Annual Greater Chicago Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Show and Sale Returns

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In its 23rd year, hundreds of attendees are anticipated over a two-day period when the Greater Chicago Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Show and Sale, produced by Courthouse Square Antique Postcards and offering vintage to modern collectible postcards, gets underway in Countryside Ill., Friday and Saturday, April 18 -19, 2014.

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. - Jim Taylor, show producer

"Several large collections have been appraised and sold at this show in recent years. Our expert appraisers look forward to seeing new material here year after year," said Jim Taylor, show producer and owner of Courthouse Square Antique Postcards.

In addition to postcard and paper ephemera dealers, specialists in Victorian ephemera and trade cards, plus vintage posters, art nouveau/deco perfume labels are scheduled to be on-hand. Attendees can browse through Valentines and Victorian greeting cards, and more. A new huge collection of upper Midwestern state views will be available for the first time, promising collectors some amazing finds for their collections and interests.

Show highlights include hourly drawings for gift certificates; free appraisals-time permitting, and Barr's Postcard News issues available while supplies last. Representatives of Barr's Postcard News are set to provide additional information about their publication. Attendees will also find representatives of Curt Teich Archives, Lake County Discovery Museum, showing and discussing their exhibits and collections.

Archival postcard storage and exhibit supplies and reference volumes are available for purchase.

The Greater Chicago Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Show and Sale is scheduled for the Holiday Inn Chicago SW-Countryside Conference Center Ballroom, William Tell, 6201 Joliet Road Countryside, Illinois 60525

Doors open Friday April 18, from 10 am – 6 pm; with Saturday, April 19 hours from 10 am-4 pm.

One admission covers both shows – both days.

Admission is $5 for both days regular admission. An “earlybird” admission of $10 is available at 9 am, on both Friday and Saturday. Email: for dollar-off admissions coupons.

"We have moved our twice-a-year show across the street (Joliet Road) from the venue at the union hall to the William Tell Holiday Inn Countryside Ball Room,” said Taylor. “Our guests and vendors will be able to enjoy in-house restaurants, bar, beautiful rooms, and lots of free parking. It’s a great atmosphere for our show; easy to find. If you found our previous location, just look across the street."

Additional details and background available at; flyers, vendor lists, directions, schedule and show details, at

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