For anyone interested in history, art, genealogy, architecture, antique cars, advertising, foreign travel, and anything in between, the Nicholas Center at John Tyler Community College in Chester will be the place to find unique and locally focused postcards Nov. 11 and 12. The Old Dominion Postcard Club is holding its 39th Annual Show and Sale, and according to the club, everyone is welcome.
If not familiar with antique postcards, the idea of collecting them may not sound too exciting, but once the collecting “bug” bites, there is much to be learned and enjoyed with this hobby.
The Club Show is the largest ever, and one of the biggest postcard shows on the East Coast. It is also one of the longest running annual shows in the United States, and has been featured on public TV’s Virginia Currents, which may be viewed on the club’s website: www.olddominionpcc.com.
“I enjoy the show because members have so many different postcards on display in the exhibit area, with exhibit boards on many topics and innovative ways to show off their collections,” said JoniDuPriest. The public can vote on their favorite display boards during the show, with the “People’s Choice” awarded on Saturday.
Thirty-two dealers from as far away as Arizona, California, and the Netherlands are expected at this year’s show. They will have millions of postcards for viewing and sale, priced from 25 cents to much more for truly rare cards. Several new vendors have been added this year. “
This is our fourth year in Chester, and we are very happy with the spacious and well-lit facility at John Tyler,” said Mike Uzel, the show’s promoter. “Collector attendance has grown every year, and the Club members’ help in organizing the Show plays a big part in its continued success.” The public is invited to bring their vintage postcards for evaluation by the experts in attendance.
Show times are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday.
A donation of $3 is requested, good for both days, with plenty of free parking.
For additional information, contact Mike Uzel at (804) 720-0937, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the club’s Web at www.olddominionpcc.com.