Old Photograph, Postcard, Manuscript and Collectibles Dealers Swarmed Toward Elkton This Afternoon

Elkton, January 27, 2012 —  This  afternoon over thirty dealers in old photographs, postcards, newspapers, advertising, books and other paper ephemera jammed the fire hall on Newark Avenue in Elkton.  As they busily arranged their offerings for the opening of the 25th annual show, we got a glimpse of some of the magazines, posters, and much more.  

A number of tables had great Cecil County photos, which will be available for purchase once the show opens tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m.  The image below is typical of some of the high-quality pictures we glanced at this afternoon.  The postcard from about 1914 shows the National Bank of Rising Sun.  

If it’s old paper that catches your interest there’s a chance you’ll find it at the 25th Annual Paper Americana show on Newark Avenue at the Singerly Fire Hall in Elkton.  It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday (January 28, 2012).  The Singerly Fire Hall is located at 300 Newark Avenue, Elkton, MD. near the intersection of Routes 213 and 279.   Admission is $3.00 per person ($2.00 with this ad) — children under 12 admitted free of charge. For additional information contact ayersj@zoominternet.net or call 410-398-7735 or 410-398-7300 during show hours.

Singerly volunteers started the show 25 years ago to raise money to restore two early 19th century hand-pumpers as the firefighters prepared to celebrate their 100th anniversary.

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