Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Portland Post Card Event of the Year! April 15-17

Hey Folks, It's time for The Webfooters annual Postcard Show and Sale. If you are in Portland or near you should really come to this event.

There is an auction Friday night. It starts rather early with the preview at 3:30, the dinner at 5 and the auction begins at 6:30. It takes a while to auction all the amazing stuff off, so we have to start early. You can even view some of the auction lots on The Webfooters site here.

Below are two of the auction lots.

You need to make reservations to attend the dinner, but not the auction. It's a really fun time with a small group of friendly people and there are great deals to be had! Plus, a part of the sales help The Webfooters put on the auction and show the next year.

Then Saturday and Sunday is the Show and Sale. Vendors from all over the country will be tabling there, selling all kinds of vintage postcards, photos, and antique papers, including things like magazines, comics, greeting cards, menus, pamphlets, matches, business papers...really a number of amazing thins. Look at these jumbo matchbooks I got a couple years ago. All in perfect condition. I actually got 5 all together.

The cost of the show is $2.00, but you can save your ticket and use it the next day as well. The show is at the Jackson Armory at 6225 NE Cornfoot Dr in Portland.

The heart of postcard and photo collecting is an interest in history, but so many many things intersect. You will be astonished at the diverse collections people will have - and how much your personal history is represented. If you like history and paper I hope you come by. There will be lots of Portlandcentric items as well. All the details are on The Webfooters website.

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