Few upcoming events – but light appearing for 2022

Postcard with blue border and PLAN AHEAD printed on it. The D in AHEAD does not fit.

A “Chuckle Card” from Vancouver, BC, Canada. No date; private collection.

Not many events to attend still, but the Vancouver Postcard Club is having meetings on Zoom. Join us there again in January!  We welcome new members. Do bring along a card or two to show, if you can.  We hope to be back searching through tables of boxes soon.

So far, I see there is a show planned for Edmonton, 2-3 April 2022!

The Edmonton Stamp Club 2022 Spring Show

Central Lions Recreation Centre

11113 – 113 Street

Edmonton, Alberta


Saturday, April 2, 2022 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Sunday, April 3, 2022 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

Features of the 2022 Spring Stamp Show will include: Stamp circuit books, show and tell exhibits, door prizes, presentations, fun frame exhibits and junior stamp tables.

There will also be no cost appraisals of stamp, postcard and cover collections. This is a free, all ages event where everyone is welcome & encouraged to “shop the dealers”. There are an anticipated 20 dealers attending with a nice array of worldwide stamps, postcards.  For more details, see the Edmonton Stamp Club website: edmontonstampclub.com

Vancouver Rare Book, Photograph & Paper Show – Oct. 7-8, 2017

The Vancouver Rare Book, Photograph & Paper Show is coming up this weekend – Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver.

Open Saturday 9-5
Open Sunday 10-3
Tickets at the door.
Yes, there will be postcards! Check out the Exhibitors’ gallery on the Show website to see a few of the grand cards that John Cheramy is bringing, including Early BC Fire Fighters and Sports Teams.

If you are interested in selling, check out the Visitor’s Information page now to contact an Exhibitor before the Show.

The Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle’s 1909 World’s Fair

Here are the links for the talk I’m giving today on 1909 era Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition postcards. I will post some book titles later too. If you know a family member attended the AYPE, I’d love to hear from you!

The Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle’s 1909 World’s Fair

A very few on-line references

The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Special Collections Division, University of Washington: http://www.lib.washington.edu/specialcollections/collections/exhibits/ayp

When the World Came to Campus, Library exhibit, from over 1200 photographs and postcards in the collection, including many of Frank H. Nowell’s official ones, along with maps. brochures, scrapbooks, etc. http://content.lib.washington.edu/aypweb

A Memorable Enterprise, The AYPE and the City of Seattle. Seattle Municipal Archives: http://www.seattle.gov/cityarchives/exhibits-and-education/online-exhibits/alaska-yukon-pacific-exposition

Alaska Yukon Pacific “Seattle’s Forgotten World’s Fair”, documentary video, Fidget.tv: https://vimeo.com/25317476

Images of the Fair, Dan Kerlee, AYPE.com, many interesting images and asides, see an example of a photo permit, for instance: http://www.aype.com/AYPE_Camera_Permit.html

:Alaska and Pacific Northwest early photographers collection, circa 1860-1943, Special Collections, University of Washington. See also at Archives West: http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv52062#IDSH3WCJLG4RLMEDYW53ZCRN1BRMUX3OFCS4C2HJK53AYCLDL3RYSG

Vancouver Postcard Club meets Nov 17, 2013 – Christmas theme

Coming up this weekend, Sunday, 17 November 2013 – the Vancouver Postcard Club meeting, starting at 11:30 am at the Hastings Community Centre, Vancouver.

Club member Neil Whaley will present Vancouver Christmas postcards and ephemera.  I’m sure we’ll be seeing some quite unique cards – and I do love ephemera. One of his cards is from 1887 when the City of Vancouver was just a year old. See that card on the Vancouver Postcard Club website.

Here’s a lovely embossed postcard from my own collection showing Santa visiting on Christmas Eve. Mailed in the USA; stamped General Delivery Vancouver BC Jan 1 ? 5 ? 12m, and addressed just to Mr. E. C. Shaughnessy Vancouver B C. (possible Edward Shaughnessy).
Christmas postcard

Christmas postcard - back