Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Garden State Postcard Show

This show is always one of our favorites. One of the few local two day postcard shows, it is held in Parsippany NJ. It has easy access to Tri-State area collectors via the Garden State Parkway.

The show always have a great group of dealers from many states as well as from our home state of NJ (plus usually a dealer or two from outside the country!). Table after table of great vintage postcards, covering two large rooms of the PAL Center off Rt 46 in Parsippany.

Mark your calendar now! This is not the show to miss! Hope to see you there!

Vintage Stork Postcards

Wow! It's been a while since I've had a post. I've been getting ready for some upcoming shows in September, and the beginning of the Fall postcard show season! Be sure to stop by and see us at the Tuckerton NJ Antiques Show and the popular Garden State Postcard Show in Parsippany NJ (both in September).
I recently stumbled across a handful of postcards at the flea market and began to sort and sleeve them. While going through the lot I noticed a common theme. There were a bunch that all had storks on them!
I would imagine they were quite popular in the day, used to announce a new family arrival! Many have the traditional stork, delivering a baby in some way, shape or form. They range from artistic to comical. I've sold many in the past, often used to make a great vintage gift for the new mom, possibly framed for display in a babys room!