There’s a special charm that attaches itself to old postcards: artifacts of the past, created to be ephemera but often preserved as mementos, evoking journeys through time as well as space. The things that they picture may no longer be with us, or may have changed so much as to be barely recognizable. Combine that nostalgic appeal with affordable prices and you come up with a popular collectible indeed.
Kaaterskill Postcard Club meets monthly in Lake Katrine, and twice each year it holds a public show and sale. This Sunday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Club will present its fall event at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center at 467 Broadway in Kingston. At least 15 vintage postcard dealers will be present, including collectors of local material for the delight of Hudson Valley history buffs.
With 2014/15 marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair at Flushing Meadow, a special exhibit of postcards and other Fair memorabilia will be on view. Food will be available for purchase. Admission costs $3. For more info, call (845) 254-4104.