Large crowds of enthusiastic collectors are anticipated when the Annual Spring Houston Metro and the Spring Dallas Metro Antique Postcard & Paper Americana Shows and Sales come to Texas in March. The Houston Metro Postcard Show is  Friday and Saturday, March 9, March 10, 2018. The Greater Dallas Metro Postcard Show is  in Plano, and is Friday and Saturday, March 16, March 17, 2018 These two shows are the 2018 Editions of our traditional “Two for Texas” Spring Postcard Shows bringing a well known group of national and area vendors, exhibitors and collectors together in Texas,  and once again produced by Jim Taylor and CourthouseSquare.net, and in association with Tracy Bradford of Houston.

This annual Greater Dallas show is one of two Courthouse Square Antiques produces in the Dallas Metro each year. The Spring Dallas Metro show involves buyers and sellers from across the U.S. and nearly a million antique postcards, vintage paper Americana, ephemera and antique photography.  

“Interest in these shows has grown with the Houston venue move three years ago to Sheraton Hotel North Houston, as well as with the Metro Dallas venue move two years ago to the Comfort Inn and Suites - East, Plano, two blocks north of our previous hotel (Sourthfork Hotel).  We have added a number of vendors that have not been before,” said Jim Taylor, show organizer and owner of Courthouse Square Antique Postcards. In addition to postcards, vintage paper sellers from around the country will be there with a wide selection of old valentines, sheet music, die-cut Victorian Scrap, Western Americana, military and Native American photos at both shows.

Vendors are bringing original historical photographs of Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Civil War, Western American, Aviation, Railroad, Autos,  Route 66, mining, sports, political, maps, Native Americans, rodeo, movie, Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Victorian era, Kewpies, 101 Ranch, Border War and thousands of other topical and state view postcards. Other historical paper memorabilia and ephemera are also for sale. Lee Lanning will be bringing a lifelong collection of WWI embroidered patriotic cards and military related, Wallace Chariton will have Texas Centennial and Dallas memorabilia, A huge sheet music inventory will be in Plano show as well. Bill Hemer has a new inventory of scarce Halloween and other new selections. Norm Porter will be in Plano with lots of new Texas inventory including Border War and Real Photos.

Available at both shows are archival postcard supplies and reference volumes, plus free Barr’s Postcard News issues while supplies last. Vendors are there to buy collections and accumulations as well as give free appraisals of most all vintage postcards, old photographs, and paper ephemera as time allows.

“Our Spring Greater Dallas show includes educational displays of antique and collectible postcards from many of the attendees, competing for a “Best of Show” award, and promotion of the Dallas Postcard Club membership.“ The Houston show will have educational displays and competition as well, for the first time with the participation of the two local Houston area postcard clubs..

Both shows will include ‘Post-Crossing’ meets. Houston Post-Crossing Meet-up Saturday, March 10, 2018 11 am, Plano Post-Crossing Meet-up, Saturday, March 17, 2017 at 11 am.

Friday Hours: 10a-6p, Saturday Hours 9a-4p.  “Early bird” admission cost, for each of the two shows is available at 9 a.m., Friday and is $6 and covers both days. Regular admission is $4 per person, and is available at 10 a.m.; it too covers both days.

Houston Venue:

Sheraton Hotel North Houston

15700 John F Kennedy  Blvd (south of Bush Intercontinental Airport)

Houston, TX 77232

Vendors for Houston include:

Jim Taylor, MO; Lee Lanning, TX; Bill Hemer, TX; Susan Nichols, TX; John Bigelow, LA; Demaris Swint, TX; Wally Chariton, TX; Ron Erickson, IL; David Crockett, TX; Roger Synott, TX; Rowland Edwards, TX; Joyce Hopkins, TX

(others expected by show time)

Greater Dallas (Plano) venue:

Comfort Inn and Suites Plano East

700 Central Parkway East, (Exit 29, East side of Expressway, 3 blocks north of South Fork Hotel on Expressway frontage road, just behind new Furr's Cafeteria, LaQuinta, )

Plano, TX 75074

Vendors for Dallas(Plano) include:

Jim Taylor, MO; Norm Porter, TX; Lee Lanning, TX; Bill Hemer,TX; Tracy Bradford, TX; Susan Nichols,TX; John Bigelow, LA; Demaris Swint, TX; Wally Chariton,TX; Jim Dehne,TX; Ron Erickson,IL; Roger Synnott,TX; Lynette Beevers,TX; Dennis Hart, MO; Ron Clark, MO; Kent Whitley, TX; Rob Reinhold, NC; Dallas Metro Postcard Club

(others expected by show time)

Additional details and background available at www.courthousesquare.net/springdallasshows.htm

For more information contact Jim Taylor, 888.451.0340, jmtaylor@ipa.net