Attention Illinois Area Postcard Collectors: The Greater Chicago Postcard and Paper Show is Coming April 17 - 18

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Postcard Dealers from around the United States are bringing huge stocks of postcards in all price ranges; over 100 tables of vintage postcards, paper ephemera and Americana are anticipated as part of the Greater Chicago Postcard and Paper Show sponsored by Courthouse Square Antique Square Postcards, April 17-18, in Countryside Illinois.

"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.

In its 24th year, organizers are anticipating hundreds of attendees over a two-day period when the Greater Chicago Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Show and Sale, offering vintage to modern collectible postcards, gets underway in Countryside Ill., Friday and Saturday, April 17-18.

“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 Ballroom," said Jim Taylor, show producer and owner of Courthouse Square Antique Postcards. "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."

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.

“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 Taylor.

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 find representatives of Curt Teich Archives, as well as 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 17, from 10 am - 6 pm; with Saturday, April 18, hours from 8 am-1 pm (the early Saturday open and close hours due to previous hotel booking).

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

Flyers, vendor lists, directions, schedule and show details, at

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