HOW DO YOU CREATE A POSTCARD DISPLAY SHOW BOARD?

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Show Boards are a good way to share your postcard collecting interests with others.  Most postcard shows have a venue where collectors can display these boards, usually with prizes for various categories such as peoples' choice, best of show, etc. 

 
HOW DO YOU CREATE A POSTCARD DISPLAY SHOW BOARD?


Select postcards of your choice depicting a particular subject or theme.

Obtain poster board, mat board, or foam core, along with a clear plastic sheet to protect your postcards; there are also a number of framed boards that include a plastic or Plexiglas-type covering that will protect your collection. Approximate size suggested is 22” X 28” or 20” X 32”. It is best to have the board displayed vertically. Use these dimensions as a guideline; variables of these size ranges are acceptable. Poster board, mat board, foam core, plastic sheeting or poster-size display systems can be obtained at most hobby stores or office supply stores.

Mount the postcards on the board using photo corner mounts. These are available in colors that may be used to help accentuate your collection. Postcards may also be framed by mounting them on a contrasting color of poster board or mat board.

Be sure to add a title to the board. You may also add text to the board. And don’t forget to place your name and contact information somewhere on the board, either on the front or the back.

Be creative, and have fun!