Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Greater Chicago Postcard Show - November 5-6 2010

The Greater Chicago Postcard and Paper Show is scheduled for Friday Nov 5 - Sat Nov 6 on Chicago's south side. This show is well-attended by dealers and provides a wide range of offerings for the postcard collector. I always find a treasure or two - or three - for my collection there. Having become a regular attendee in recent years, dealers often have something they've put aside or added to their boxes they think I might be interested in.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Windy City Postcard Show - Chicago October 23rd 2010

For those living in the Chicagoland area who find themselves at a loose end this weekend, the Windy City Postcard Show is a perfect opportunity to have some fun pursuing your postcarding passion and adding to your collection.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Milwaukee Postcard Show - A Report

I attended the Milwaukee Postcard Club show over the weekend (Sunday, October 17). This show is always well-supported by dealers and all the space available was taken. It's much more pleasant to spend a couple of hours face-to-face with people chatting about postcarding and their latest finds, much better than emailing or looking at web sites. Reflecting the continuing weak economic conditions there were plenty of bargains to be obtained, it's  nice to find a pleasant surprise or two in the dollar boxes after patiently searching away for awhile. Attendance was fairly strong until about noon when numbers suddenly dropped off and I was out the door myself by about 1:30 pm with another stack of cards for the collection.