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.

Collectors Show & Tell – Cloverdale Library – tomorrow – Nov. 26, 2016

cloverdale parade sfu

Cloverdale, B. C., parade. Postcard; date unknown. image MSC130-5665-02,  the British Columbia Postcards Collection, a digital initiative of Simon Fraser University Library.

Yes! Tomorrow I’ll be at the Collector’s Show & Tell 1-2 pm at Cloverdale Branch Library in Surrey BC to show a fiew of my postcards and talk to people about collecting. There will be collectors of all kinds of neat things there 🙂

I see that the Library collection includes some books on postcard collecting  –  and even a few postcard mystery novels. This one for children, The Postcard by Tony Abbott (2008) looks as if ti involves both postcards and family history. I’ll have to read that one! (Listed as available at the Guildford Library Branch in Children’s Fiction, Call #:ABBOTT.)

And in the morning there’s a Genealogy Show & Tell from 10:30 to 12:30. That is always the most fun genealogy event of the year.

Come for both events!

Here is the link to Cloverdale’s event calendar.

Cloverdale Library, 5642 – 176A Street, Surrey, BC V3S 4G9                                            Cloverdale Library phone: (604) 598-7320


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