METROPOLITAN POSTCARD CLUB OF NEW YORK CITY


Club Calendar and
Membership Information


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The Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City carries on the traditions of the old Metropolitan Post Card Collectors Club, the oldest continuously run postcard club in the United States. Club 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 of Deltiology.


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 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 to around the world attend to introduce their cards to you. The postcards to be found here range from discount boxes to artist signed cards and hard to find rarities. We also cosponsor another two day show in March 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 throgh the act of browsing you will gain a greater familiarity with postcards that will make you a more knowledgeable and better collector. And of course it is only at shows that you may find interesting conversation about cards and collecting. If you have never been to one of our postcard shows, please plan to attend, you will be pleasantly amazed.


All Club meetings and shows take place at

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

Dealers wishing to participate in either shows or meetings
should contact Rod Kennedy at 212-620-9697


MEETING AND SHOW SCHEDULE 2017


Our next monthly meeting is Sunday, October 8, 9am - 4pm.
Many dealers will be present. Plus:

OUR OCTOBER FUNDRAISING AUCTION! Members are encouraged to participate as both sellers and buyers.
Normal split 20% club / 80% member but of course 100% donation to club always appreciated ;)

Admission is free for members and students, $3 for non-members.
Open to the public. All are welcome.






MEMBERSHIP

Benefits of Club membership:

  • Free access to all club meetings.
  • A discount rate to club sponsored shows.
  • Free entry into postcard album competitions, with prizes.
  • Opportunities to sell postcards at meetings.
  • A free subscription to our printed bimonthly bulletin Metro News.
  • Download a sample issue of Metro News (.pdf)


If you are interested in joining please note the information below.

  • Dues are $30.00 per person for a period of one year. (Good for 12 meetings or shows and six bulletins)
  • Only one newsletter will sent out per household residing at the same address.
  • Membership becomes effective at the first meeting or show after receipt of payment.
  • A membership card will be mailed out to each new member with your first newsletter.

To Join: Membership may be applied for at all club meetings and shows; it will begin that day if dues are paid. 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)



CONTACT

GENERAL INFORMATION
For information re. Metropolitan Postcard Club, contact our president Rod Kennedy:

stadiatins@earthlink.net  phone: 212-620-9697

POSTCARDS
For extensive information on the history and printing of postcards, please visit metropostcard.com



Last updated May 8, 2017
Webmaster: Marilyn Stern