The 36th Annual ODPCC Postcard Show and Sale will take place Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16, at Chester Campus of John Tyler Community College. “Spending the Night on the Pike: A Postcard History of Motels Along U.S. Highway 1 From Richmond to Petersburg 1920-1975,”author Tim O’Gorman will be available to sign copies of his new book.
Show times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Show will feature twenty-two quality dealers with millions of antique postcards for sale.
During the early 1900s until the mid- 1960s, postcards were the way people kept in touch with friends and family. Many have compared antique postcards to our present-day emails. Cards feature street scenes, views of long-gone buildings, beautiful artwork on holiday and greeting cards, as well as almost any other conceivable topic.
The public is invited to vote on an exhibit of Club members’ competitive postcard display boards.
The Old Dominion Postcard Club Show is one of the longest running annual shows in the United States, and has been featured on a past segment of PBS TV’s “Virginia Currents” (type ‘old dominion postcard’ on Youtube).
A donation of $3, good for both days, is requested. John Tyler Community College students will be admitted free with Student ID. There will be something for everyone, with prices starting at 25 cents. Anyone with an interest in history or art is encouraged to attend.
Dealers will also be available to buy postcards. For more information, contact Mike Uzel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-0937.