Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, we had to cancel last year’s show which had been a mainstay since 1975. With a new year and new optimism, we are ready to resume our position as holding one of the premier post card shows in the Midwest.

You are invited to top off your summer activities with the Gateway Post Card Club Labor Day weekend Post Card Show. Our 45th annual show will be held Friday, September 3, 2021, from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. and Saturday, September 4, 2021, from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. The show, featuring 25 dealers, will again be held at the convenient, spacious, and well-lighted VFW Hall at 1234 Vandalia St. (Hwy 159) in Collinsville, Illinois, just east of Interstate 55/70. It’s only 15 minutes from the famous St. Louis Gateway Arch.

The Gateway Post Card Club was founded on January 7, 1974, at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road in St. Louis, Missouri. After 47 years, we continue to hold our monthly meetings there. In addition to buying and selling of post cards, a short business meeting is followed with a presentation by a club member or outside speaker on a historic or post card related topic. Our club library enhances our member’s knowledge of our great hobby. Membership (including spouse) is quite a bargain at only $10 a year and entitles one to our July picnic, the December holiday party, and early admission to the annual show.

Our Club is proud of the outstanding reputation that the post card show has achieved. We have received many compliments from customers on the quality of the show and the personable atmosphere. The Gateway Post Card Club show is one of the few that offers free admission, ample free parking, free appraisals, and several daily attendance prizes. Delicious food and drinks are also available on site. Reasonably priced motels are nearby.

Customers will find friendly and knowledgeable dealers ready to assist all attendees whether a veteran collector, a beginner, or just someone who wants to know more about the exciting post card hobby. With countless thousands of post cards for sale in nearly every subject imaginable, you are certain to find something to your liking in your price range from vintage cards to modern, as well as post card collecting supplies and reference books. Don’t miss out, make plans now to attend.

For the last 17 years, our show has been under the superb leadership of Tom and Pat Snyder, who with the assistance of Gateway Post Card Club members, have made the shows a huge success. If you have questions or need more information about the show or club, please contact Tom at 618-531-4189 or by e-mail at the.snyders@charter.net. If you have special wants, let Tom know so he can notify dealers to bring those items.

See you at the show!