Annual Boxborough Paper Fair Set for Saturday, September 21, 2019

- by Michael Stillman


Campbell & Monroe. The young and beautiful will be attending the fair.

The annual Boxborough Paper Fair is set for Saturday, September 21, this year. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm. It will be held, naturally enough, in Boxborough, Massachusetts, at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center, located at 242 Adams Place. The fair's alternate, more descriptive title is The Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show. Sponsor Flamingo Events emphasizes that this is the "original Boxborough Paper Show." It features "all things paper," including books, ephemera, board games, postcards, advertising and classic vinyl. Don't ask me how that last one qualifies as "all things paper," but it is highly collectible.


What sort of specialties will you find? We will let Flamingo explain: "Advertising Covers, African American, Americana, Architecture, Art, Art Deco, Auctions, Autographs, Aviation, Baseball, Books, Bibles, Black History, Black Power, Calendars, Calling Cards, Christmas, Circus, Civil War, Cook Books, Charts, Children’s Books, Cocktails, Design, Dogs, Die Cuts, Documents, Engineering, Engraving, Ephemera, Erotica, Esoterica, Fantasy, Fashion, Fishing, Floridiana, Folklore, Folk Music, Foreign Language, Furniture, Games, Gardens & Horticulture, Graphics, Historic Documents, Horses, Hunting, Illustrated Books, Interior Design, Japan, Judaica, Letters, Logbooks, Manuscripts, Maps, Maritime, Medicine, Middle East, Military, Modernism, Music, Native American, Natural History, Nautical, Naval, New York City, New York State, New Jersey, Novelties, Olympic Games, Pacifica, Photographs, Photography, Pochoir, Polar, Pop-Ups & Moveable Books, Poetry, Postcards, Posters, Presentation Copies, Presidential Archives, Press Books, Prints, Pulitzer Prize Winners, Psychedelica, Puppetry, Puzzles, Railroad, Reference, Revolutionary War, Russia, Scholarly, Science, Science Fiction, Sports, Sporting, Technical, Theatre, Theology, Trade Cards, Trade Catalogues, Travel & Exploration, Travel Brochures, Typography, U.S. Coastal History, Vanity Fair Prints, Valentines, Voyages, Watercolors, Whaling, Wine, Yachting, and many other specialties."


The fair will feature members of the Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers and other exhibitors from across the Northeast. Appraisals will be provided by John Bruno of the PBS series Market Warriors and other appraisers. The cost is $5 per item.


Admission is $7 for adults. You can save a buck with the coupon found here: Young collectors, 12-21, get in for $4. There is lots of free parking and food and refreshments are available at the hotel restaurant. There will be thousands and thousands of items offered so don't miss you chance.