Large crowds of enthusiastic collectors are anticipated when the Annual Spring Dallas Metro Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Show and Sale hits Plano, TX, Friday and Saturday, March 18, March 19, 2016. This is the 2016 edition of the Dallas Metro Postcard Spring Show and Sale, produced by Jim Taylor and CourthouseSquare.net. 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.
The show is located in a new venue this year: Comfort Inn and Suites Plano East, 700 Central Parkway East, (Exit 29, East side of Expressway, 3 blocks north of South Fork Hotel on Expressway frontage road, just behind new Furr’s Cafeteria, LaQuinta) Plano, TX 75074
In addition to postcards, vintage paper sellers from around the country will be there with a wide selection of old valentines, die-cut Victorian Scrap, Western Americana, military and Native American photos.
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.
“Our Spring 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.“
“Early bird” admission cost, available at 9 a.m., Friday is $6 and covers both days. Regular admission is $4 per person, and is available at 10 a.m.; it too covers both days.
Show times are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, March 18, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 19; with 9 a.m. early bird. Free parking is available.