The show promised: "vintage postcards, posters and lobby cards, vintage photography on paper plus daguerreotypes and tintypes, scientific journals, collectible comic books, advertising and magazines, and more." It certainly delivered on all counts. Not only could you find all kinds of collectibles, but if you were looking to spruce up your art collection, this was also a great spot to pick some beautiful vintage pieces that wouldn't cost you your firstborn child. And for those looking for a chuckle, some of the vintage postcards are downright hilarious! Even by modern standards, they are quite cheeky (but in a really smart way!). I loved browsing through boxes of those.
WHAT: The Old Book and Paper Show
WHERE: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.
WHEN: April 7, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
INSIDER TIPS: Normally I'd say go early, but with the antique crowd, this hardly makes a difference as they were out in droves right from the start. So instead, budget a few hours and pack your patience. Some of the gems you can dig up will be worth it. And talk to the vendors! I don't know the first thing about antiques but enjoyed the atmosphere and one of the vendors told me about some great shows to check out. Nothing like expanding one's horizons :) Finally, take a look at Antique Shows Canada - they were offering a discount on admission.
|As if I could leave without buying anything!|