Gregory Wilson – antique postcard specialist and dealer
Friday, October 7, 12:15PM
Strong House, 67 Amity St, Amherst
Gregory Wilson has been a collector of postcards ever since he was a small boy and started to see them in scrapbooks. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware (BA 1961) and University of Pittsburgh (1963) with a Master of Library Science degree, and has worked at the undergraduate library at Harvard University. He became the curator of the Theodore Roosevelt collection at Harvard, where his first job was to catalog Roosevelt’s 500 postcards. During that time he started his own antique business, which included antique postcards. He has worked at Franconia College, and he moved to Northampton in 1976. He was the Five College Librarian until the Five College Library was closed. He is a collector and dealer of antiquarian items and is an expert appraiser of postcard and trade card collections.
If time permits, he will be happy to discuss and appraise individual postcards from the audience.
Join us with your lunch in hand. We will provide coffee, tea and cider for you as you listen to the presentations. The 30-minute program will begin promptly at 12:15 with seating and beverages ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.