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ANTIQUE PAPER SHOW
PLUS ADVERTISING & PHOTOGRAPHY
AT THE XL CENTER, HARTFORD, CONN.
HILLCREST PROMOTIONS, LLC
P.O. Box 290152
Wethersfield, CT 06019
Gary Gipstein, Producer- (860) 529-2234
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PAPERMANIA PLUS – UNIQUE NOSTALGIC COLLECTIBLE EXTRAVAGANZA
71st Papermania Plus
Papermania Plus Co-Producers Gary and Karen Gipstein get ready for the antique paper show, which will be held from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, January 7, and Sunday January 8, from 10 am – 4 pm at the XL Center in Downtown Hartford. The show, which is held in August as well as January, is celebrating its 71st show!
Considered the largest show of its kind in the Northeast, PAPERMANIA PLUS boasts quality dealers from throughout the east coast and Canada with collectibles around from A-Z: movie star posters, concert posters, post cards, photography, rare books, stamps, sheet music, tins, vintage valentines, world war ephemera, social and political items, news print and zodiac signs. It’s the largest show of its kind running continuously since 1975 at the same location now called the XL Center (formerly the Hartford Civic Center).
Unique paper collectibles, such as family games, postcards, prints or rare books are available at this show and prices can start as low as 50 cents to $5000. Popular also are any items bearing the likeness of Mickey Mouse and Disney characters. Movie star and comic premiums, buttons and posters, 18th century documents, 19th century broadsides, advertising trade cards and celebrity autographs are also available.
On Sunday only, Sunday January 8th, there will be FREE APPRAISALS from 11am – 2pm.
Celebrity guest appraiser Gary Sohmers of the 7-time Emmy nominated PBS-TV programs "Antiques Roadshow," will be available to appraise pop culture, collectibles and toys!
Also on SUNDAY ONLY, senior citizens and college students with IDcards will be admitted for half price. Admission to Papermania Plus is $8.00 per day per person.
Gary Gipstein of Wethersfield, show producer and an avid collector himself, said, “Papermania is a fun show for the serious collector and for young people at heart.” Gipstein pointed out, “A show of this sort is an invitation to an old fashioned swap session … you know, the kind where kids (and adults) have “tradesies” for a chance to pick up a Topps Baseball Card of Ted Williams or a movie star Dixie Cup premium of Katherine Hepburn. You can also search for a mint copy of the first Batman comic book, an 8 X 10 glossy of a Movie or Rock 'N Roll Star or rare Civil War pictures or WWII insignias and combat ribbons. There are stereo view cards, stock certificates and many kinds of eccentricities of interest to everyone.
For more information, contact show manager, Gary Gipstein (860) 529-2234.
Future show date is August 26-27, 2017!
P.O. Box 152
Wethersfield, CT 06109