METROPOLITAN POSTCARD CLUB OF NEW YORK CITY



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THE METROPOLITAN POSTCARD CLUB OF NEW YORK CITY, formerly called the Metropolitan Post Card Collectors Club, is the oldest continuously run postcard club in the United States. Membership is made up of both collectors and dealers of postcards from coast-to-coast and many from foreign countries as well. Not only has the Club been facilitating the exchange of postcards since its founding in 1946, it is dedicated to furthering the understanding and practice of Deltiology -- the collection and study of picture postcards.


Club Meetings - Usually on the second Sunday of every month, with the exception of the Spring and Autumn show dates, the Metropolitan Postcard Club holds meetings. These are not formal meetings as only a brief amount of business is discussed. They are more in the line of friendly get-togethers where collectors and dealers of any experience can meet to buy and sell postcards. Members of the Club pay no fees to attend, with only a small table fee charged for dealers. Our meetings are also open to the general public for an admission fee of $3.00. At certain times of year the Club hosts special events such as fund raising sales, album competitions, and holiday parties. If you are a novice or are just thinking of becoming a collector, there will be plenty of expert advice for the taking. Please feel free to come and join us.


Postcard Shows - The Metropolitan Postcard Club sponsors a special two day show every November where approximately thirty-five to forty postcard dealers from around the nation and the world attend to introduce their cards to you. The postcards offered range from discount boxes to artist-signed cards and highly-valued rarities. We also co-sponsor a two day show in May with Mary Martin Ltd. Both shows are a great way to find cards. Shopping on the internet is in no way comparable to holding a card in your hand and seeing it with your own eyes. Just by browsing you will gain more familiarity with postcards and become a more knowledgeable collector. And of course, only at shows can you engage in interesting conversation about postcards and collecting. If you've never been to one of our postcard shows or meetings, please plan to attend! You will be pleasantly amazed, and certain to go home with a few treasures.


Club meetings and shows take place at

The Watson Hotel
(formerly Midtown Holiday Inn)
Renaissance Room C
440 West 57th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues
Manhattan
ALL ARE WELCOME, MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

UPCOMING MEETINGS


MARCH: SPECIAL FUNDRAISING AUCTION
On Sunday March 18, 9am-4pm, in addition to our regular meeting of dealers & collectors, we're pleased to be holding an auction of the Norman Ringle postcard collection. The auction will start at 1pm; viewing begins at 10am. The auction will include 50+ lots of over 3,500 Brooklyn, Coney Island and Manhattan vintage cards. It will also feature postcards & ephemera submitted by club members, who are welcome to submit a maximum of 5 lots per person. The Club will receive a 20% commission from auction sales.

Meetings are open to the public. Admission free for members and students. Nonmembers $3. All are welcome.






MEMBERSHIP

Benefits of club membership:

  • Free access to all meetings.
  • Discount rate to club-sponsored shows.
  • Free entry into postcard album competitions, with prizes.
  • Opportunities to set up and sell postcards at meetings.
  • Free subscription to our beautiful printed bimonthly bulletin Metro News.
  • See sample Metro News front page

If you are interested in joining, please note:

  • Dues are $30 per person for one year: Good for 12 meetings or shows, and six bulletins.
  • Only one bulletin will be sent out per household.
  • Membership card will be mailed with your first newsletter.

You may become a member at any club meetings or show, affective immediately upon payment of dues. You may also download an application from the link below and mail it in with your check or money order payable to the Metropolitan Postcard Club.

Download Membership Application (.pdf)



CONTACTS, LINKS & SOCIAL MEDIA

GENERAL INFO & PRESS/MEDIA
Contact our president Rod Kennedy:   stadiatins@earthlink.net  or 212-620-9697

Metropolitan Postcard Club Mailing Address
219 West 16 Street #2B
New York, NY 10011

PRESS
NY Times 1/28/18 article about the Club Postcard People

DEALERS wishing to participate at
  • November show or monthly meetings, contact Jo Ann Vincent:   vj354@aol.com  or 732-915-5415
  • May show/expo, contact:   marymartinpostcards@gmail.com  or 410-939-0999

  • [NOTE: You need not be an official dealer to set up at our monthly meetings. Collectors with a couple shoeboxes of cards to offer are welcome too! Reserve your table in advance.]

SOCIAL MEDIA
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LEARN ABOUT POSTCARDS
For extensive information about postcard history, publishers, printing, artists and more, visit metropostcard.com



Last updated February 2, 2018
Webmaster: Marilyn Stern