Antique Paper Show at Penobscot Marine

Jun 17, 2014

Searsport — The Maine 2014 Antique Paper Show: Postcards and Paper Collectibles will come to the Midcoast Saturday, June 28. The show will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church Vestry, 8 Church St., on the Penobscot Marine Museum campus.

This popular annual show includes thousands of vintage postcards, old maps, Penobscot Marine Museum historic photographs, sheet music and paper ephemera. Free appraisals of paper collectibles will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is $2 and includes $2 off admission to Penobscot Marine Museum.

The first American postcard was printed in 1873 and the sending and collecting of them quickly became a craze. Postcards provide important historical information about the landscape, architecture and the clothing of the early 19th century. The collecting of postcards is called deltiology and is the third largest collecting hobby worldwide.

For more information, visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call Kevin Johnson at 548-2529, ext. 210. Penobscot Marine Museum on Main Street/Route 1 has seven new exhibits and more than 50 programs and events during the 2014 season.  It is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. through Oct. 19.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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