Postcard and paper show has new look, new manager

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 show will be held at the same venue, Engineers Hall, 6200 Joliet Rd, Countryside, Ill. “The same great shows of the past will be supplemented with other paper collectibles, including turn of the century posters and prints, documents, stocks and more.” stated Knight.

The 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.

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.

Knight says, “We hope to frame this as a national postcard show right here in Chicago. We are adding a new dimension to a long-running show with tradition of great postcards, dealers, and collectors.”

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.