February 13, 2016 

33rd Annual Antique Photo & Postcard Shows: Sunday, March 13


Both customers and exhibitors are invited to bring historic military images to the 33rd Annual Spring D.C. Antique Photo and Postcards Show, Sunday, March 13, at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Fort Myer Dr., either to be scanned for future inclusion in Military Images Magazine or appraised for possible future auction consignments at Cowan's Auctions.

The magazine invitation was extended by Editor & Publisher Ronald S. Coddington, an Arlington resident who purchased the the 36-year old quarterly in 2013. The appraisal invitation was made by Auctioneer Wes Cowan, also an appraiser on PBS’s ”Antiques Roadshow.”

Documenting the photographic history of the U.S. Soldier and Sailor, Coddington said the magazine “is particularly looking for Civil War images, but our previous focus has included the period through WW1 and so we’re interested in military images from the next 50 or so years as well.”

Coddington said that he is pleased to be participating in the prestigious Arlington show for the third year and “hopes people will bring plenty of photographs to copy.” 
Cowan, who previously exhibited at the show several years ago as well as in 2015, said that along with military images he is also interested in a wider range of historic photography. As examples, he wrote “Cowan’s Auctions will be displaying early photographs, including cased images, CDVs, cabinet cards, stereoviews and large format photographs that will be offered in upcoming 2016 auctions.”

The DC Antique Photo and Postcard Shows open with an 8:30 AM with a $10 public admission. However, there is $25 preview admission for the photo show until 10 AM. After 1p.m. students with ID will be admitted free. The hotel is walking distance from Georgetown and only one block from the Rosslyn station on Metro's orange and blue lines.  Parking is free.

The 33-year old photo show is in its eighth year of management by Diverse Markets Management, a D.C. company. The related postcard show was added in 2012.

For more information contact Show Manager Tom Rall, 703-534-8220;
or Postcard Show Promoter Jeff Bradfield, 540-476-2666.