CHICAGO – The Greater Chicago Postcard and Paper Show coming in April promises to bring a new look to both dealers and collectors. Lyn Knight Auctions of Lenexa, Kan., has acquired the bi-annual shows produced by Susan Brown Nicholson. Jim Taylor, Managing Director of Lyn Knight Postcard and Paper Auctions, and owner of Courthouse Square Antique Cards, Neosho, Mo., will manage the shows. Susan will remain as a vendor and says she is looking forward to enjoying the shows at a more leisurely pace than the hectic days of producing she has had to do in the past.
The same venue, Engineers Hall, 6200 Joliet Rd, Countryside, Ill., will serve the new owners, and according to Lyn Knight, “the same great shows of the past will be supplemented with an expansion into other paper collectibles, including graphically oriented turn-of-the-century posters and prints, documents, stocks and more. If it is vintage paper, if it is collectible, and has value, we hope to have vendors selling, and buying and exhibiting it throughout the room.” Plans include new postcard and poster displays, and utilization of the stage area for a special poster-art presentation. This will be an 11,000 square foot show area, with upwards of 100 tables of paper collectibles for the two-day event.
The Chicago area’s own Lake County Discovery Museum/Curt Teich Archive will be exhibiting in addition to vendors from all over the U.S. and several from Europe. Free appraisals and free postcard collector information, both from publications and from the vendors, will be available.
If you have early paper collectibles and would like to sell or have an appraisal (time permitting) this is a great opportunity to find out what you have.
There will be a “Sneak Peek” at some of the highlight lots from the May 2009 Spring Lyn Knight Postcard and Paper Auction on exhibit, and consignments will be accepted for the Fall 2009 auction as well.
Lyn Knight says, “We hope to frame this as a National Postcard Show right here in Chicago, central to the rest of the U.S., with easy access by air, or car, with several hundred hotel rooms across the street. We are adding a new dimension to a long-running show with a rich tradition of great postcards, dealers, and collectors. The postcard collecting stories from Susan’s Chicago shows are legend, and we look forward to adding to that legend in developing this as a National Postcard Show with the help of all our great dealers and collector friends from around the world.” The show will be held Friday, April 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for both days. The fall show dates are Nov. 6-7.