Annual Spring Houston and Dallas Metro Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Shows and Sale return March 9-10 and 16-17

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Large crowds of collectors anticipated when Annual Spring Houston and Dallas Metro Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Shows and Sale come to Texas in March.

We have added a number of vendors that have not been before," said Jim Taylor, show organizer and owner of Courthouse Square Antique Postcards.

The Houston Metro Postcard Show is Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, 2018. The Greater Dallas Metro Postcard Show is in Plano, and is scheduled Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, 2018 These two shows are the 2018 Editions of our traditional 'Two for Texas' Spring Postcard Shows bringing a well-known group of national and area vendors, exhibitors and collectors together in Texas.

Produced by Jim Taylor and, in association with Tracy Bradford of Houston, this annual Greater Dallas show is one of two Courthouse Square Antiques produces in the Dallas Metro each year. The Spring 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.

"Interest in these shows has grown with the Houston venue move three years ago to Sheraton Hotel North Houston, as well as with the Metro Dallas venue move two years ago to the Comfort Inn and Suites - East, Plano, two blocks north of our previous hotel (Southfork Hotel). We have added a number of vendors that have not been before," 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 old valentines, sheet music, die-cut Victorian Scrap, Western Americana, military and Native American photos at both shows.

Vendors are bringing original historical photographs of Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Civil War, Western American, Aviation, Railroad, Autos, Route 66, mining, sports, political, maps, Native Americans, rodeo, movie, 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. Lee Lanning is bringing a lifelong collection of WWI embroidered patriotic cards and military related. Wallace Chariton will have Texas Centennial and Dallas memorabilia. A huge sheet music inventory will be in Plano show as well. Bill Hemer has a new inventory of scarce Halloween and other new selections. Norm Porter will be in Plano with lots of new Texas inventory including Border War and Real Photos.

Available at both shows are archival postcard supplies and reference volumes, plus free Barr's Postcard News issues while supplies last. Vendors are there to buy collections and accumulations as well as give free appraisals of most all vintage postcards, old photographs, and paper ephemera as time allows.

"Our Spring Greater Dallas show includes educational displays of antique and collectible postcards from many of the attendees, competing for a 'Best of Show' award, and promotion of the Dallas Postcard Club membership." The Houston show will have educational displays and competition as well, for the first time with the participation of the two local Houston area postcard clubs.

Both shows include 'Post-Crossing' meets: Houston - Saturday, March 10, 11am; Plano - Saturday, March 17, 11am.

Show hours: Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-4pm. Early bird admission cost, for each of the two shows, is available at 9 am, Friday is $6 and covers both days. Regular admission is $4 per person, is available at 10 am; it too covers both days.

Houston Venue: Sheraton Hotel North Houston,15700 John F Kennedy Blvd (south of Bush Intercontinental Airport),
Houston, TX 77232

Vendors for Houston include: Jim Taylor, MO; Lee Lanning, TX; Bill Hemer, TX; Susan Nichols, TX; John Bigelow, LA; Demaris Swint, TX; Wally Chariton, TX; Ron Erickson, IL; David Crockett, TX; Roger Synott, TX; Rowland Edwards, TX; Joyce Hopkins, TX, (others expected by show time)

Greater Dallas (Plano) venue: Comfort Inn and Suites Plano East, 700 Central Parkway East, (Exit 29, East side of Expressway, three blocks north of South Fork Hotel on Expressway frontage road, just behind new Furr's Cafeteria, LaQuinta, ), Plano, TX 75074

Vendors for Dallas(Plano) include: Jim Taylor, MO; Norm Porter, TX; Lee Lanning, TX; Bill Hemer,TX; Tracy Bradford, TX; Susan Nichols,TX; John Bigelow, LA; Demaris Swint, TX; Wally Chariton,TX; Jim Dehne,TX; Ron Erickson,IL; Roger Synnott,TX; Lynette Beevers,TX; Dennis Hart, MO; Ron Clark, MO; Kent Whitley, TX; Rob Reinhold, NC; Dallas Metro Postcard Club, (others expected by show time)

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