The Old Book & Paper Show
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
Toronto, ON M6G 4C7
The GTA’s ONLY old paper and antiquarian book show, now in its convenient mid-town Toronto location. The Old Book and Paper Show sets up in the bright, easy to access and historical facility at Wychwood Barns. Make sure to get out to the November 3, 2013 show. New dealers, lots of great stock, plus great dealers in vintage rare and antiquarian books. The Wychwood show is now Toronto’s ONLY old book and vintage paper show. You should plan to attend.
Hours: Sunday, November 3, 10am until 4pm
Admission: $8, no charge to children 12 and under
Ontario collectors and dealers in old paper and books get together for the biggest one-day ‘vintage print-fest’ of the year.
Collectors can find the following vintage books, paper and more:
Transportation including railway and ocean liner items; Historical documents including land grants, mortgages and deeds; 30’s/40’s fashion magazines; airline memorabilia; Old magic books; Old farm equipment booklets; Eatons memorabilia; Pulp fiction – crime, detective, Sci-Fi – including Weird Tales, The Shadow, The Phantom Detective, Vintage paperbacks; Movie posters, stills, lobby cards; Vintage photography on paper plus daguerreotypes, armbrotypes and tintypes; Sporting material – baseball, hockey, hunting, fishing dating to the 1920’s; Autographs; Advertising; Letterheads; Postal covers; Nearly 100,000 vintage postcards, all villages, towns and cities in Ontario plus sports, transportation, holidays from Christmas to Halloween; Theatre and movie programs; Poetry; Scientific journals; Comic books; Magazines. Old books on a huge range of topics including: books on travel, military, science, literature, biographies, the Arctic, cooking, etc, plus fiction, and more.
Previews of the November 2013 Wychwood Show
John and Judith Sayers, Niagara on the Lake
Neil MacDonald and Elizabeth Chen, Rare Photo Gallery, Toronto
Neil and Elizabeth are back and will bring some great rare photos, as well as other vintage paper to Wychwood.
Florent Des Champs, L’Orignal, ON First time at Wychwood, Florent says he’ll have signed Letters and photos of Wilfrid Laurier when he was PM, Calendars, including a 1961 JFK and a 1960 Marilyn Monroe, as well as some early hockey team photos.
Ron Good, Port Hope
My stuff can be described as “Vintage ‘Life’ size magazine advertising
from ‘Aircraft Civil’ to ‘Wurlitzer’ via Canadiana , golf, movies, ocean
liners and radios. I have some great stock certificates that I will be
Eric Waschke, The Wayfarer’s Bookshop, Vancouver Eric is in town for the Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair the following weekend. He’ll preview his book fair inventory at Wychwood. His specialties include Rare and Unusual Books, Art, Artefacts, Ephemera, Manuscripts, Maps, Photographs, Prints and Watercolours relating to Exploration, Travel, and Voyages in Africa, America, Asia, Europe, the Pacific and the Polar Regions.
THOUSANDS of POSTCARDS Post cards are a perennial favourite of collectors. Several prominent post card dealers open dozens of boxes of vintage cards at Wychwood.
Dave and Sandy Moore of Waterloo are long time dealers and veterans of “paper shows”. Dave, as president and founding member of the Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge Regional Post Card Club is continually digging for post cards.
Jim Skelding will be bringing 10′s of thousands of collectible postcards. Topics range from Ontario Towns & Villages to topical postcards
featuring Sports, Military, Trains, RPPC’s, Art and more. The attached photo shows a handful of Real Photo Post Cards.
Brenda and J Frank Hoyles are back, also with an extensive inventory of postcards.
Grant St. John, West Lorne, ON
Grant will bring his usual broad selection of ephemera. Vintage advertising, automotive, entertainment and history pieces etc. will be on offer, plus his usual selection of sporting ephemera.
“Here are the details for 3 items that I am saving for the show:
1) Rare Calendar Page from the 1967-68 MAPLE LEAF GARDENS – EXPORT Calendar
with TEAM PICTURE
-This page is from the first EXPORT MLG Calendar published after the MAPLE
LEAFS last won THE STANLEY CUP. The condition is not mint.But,is offered as
found in good condition considering age.The page will be sold in a poster
frame for protection. $249.
2) Large Cabinet Photo of the Staff of THE VARSITY 1918-19
-This photo of the staff of the famous University of Toronto newspaper is
not in mint condition. But, is in good condition considering that it is almost
100 years old.The size of the actual photograph is approximately 17″ x
11.5″ Photo by Park Bros, Toronto. $ 149.
3) Two Original RODNEY KEEGAN Photographs featuring FOSTER HEWITT in a social
setting with Military Personnel.
-These photographs (Circa 1945), in mint condition, are possibly one of a
kind. Mr. Keegan, a native of Eastern Ontario, served as a naval photographer
during WWII. After the war he continued his career in photography in
civilian life. The larger photo is 10″ x 8″. The smaller photo is 9.5″ x 7″. $59 ea.
Mike Serafin, The Book Not Mad, Midland, ON will be bringing an eclectic selection of books and ephemera, including:
A.W. Greely. Three Years of Arctic Service. Scribner’s Sons: New York: 1886. 2 vols, complete. First Edition. A nice ex-lib set. Included with the set is a copy of Leonard Guttridge’s “Ghosts of Cape Sabine”, a recent study of the ill-fated Greely expedition.
J.B. Tyrrell, ed. Hearne’s Journey from Prince of Wales’ Fort in Hudson’s Bay to the Northern Ocean. Champlain Society: Toronto: 1911. Rebound sympathetically in red, it has an “NGS” (National Geographic Society) sticker at the base of the spine, and the front pastedown features the bookplate of A.W. Greely. Greely was a founder of the NGS, and donated some 1600 volumes to its burgeoning library in 1918, making this a very interesting association copy of a scarce Champlain Society title.
Amidst the ephemera will be several Toronto-related pieces; old street blueprints, maps, and other items of interest.
Patrick and Slade Kitchener, Kitchener Kollectables, Hamilton We’ll have a collection of 1940-50′s Pin-Up and Glamour memorabilia including: photos, magazines and matchbook covers. 1900 Boer War magazines and a large collection of early calendars with small town Ontario inclusions! Along with our many boxes of early postcards including real photos and early pulp magazines and books!
Duncan McLaren, Lord Durham Rare Books, St. Catharines buys and sells rare books, maps, prints, ephemera, manuscripts, photos. “For this fair, historical prints, primarily 19th century, will be featured with a focus on Military”.
For example, some of the interesting prints which will featured and brought to the fair will include:
1) 1890 [Wellington at Waterloo] print (#3612)
2) 1876 Balaclava : “The charge of the six hundred” photogravure print (item #3686)
3) 1898 “Roll Call” print after BUTLER, Lady, Elizabeth Southerden Thompson (1846-1933) (item #4417)
4) 1895 The Charge of the Light Brigade coloured photogravure (item #4415)
5) 1685 View of Qvebec [Quebec] print (item #1767)
William Alexander, Midcentury Collectibles, Gatineau, QC
Bill describes his business as “A wide ranging celebration of commercial art from the 1930s through the 1960s” an excellent selection of which he’ll have at Wychwood, including:
· 100s of vintage paperbacks priced from $10 bargains to $200+ rarities, specializing in hard-boiled detective and sleaze titles.
· 100s of pristine Popular Mechanics from the 30s through the 50s.
· Detective and Men’s Adventure Magazines.
· Innocent 50s cheesecake magazines and digests.
· Science Fiction digests from the 50s and 60s.
· Clean Life Magazines from the 30s and 40s.
· Exploitation movie posters from the 50s (one sheets, half sheets and inserts).
· A first edition of Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Alain Masson, Toronto For several years, Alain Masson has been selectively collecting in Canada, England, France and to a modest extent worldwide 19th century vintage photos from well-known and anonymous photographers. Following a successful career as a professional photographer, Alain is a passionate vintage photography researcher and collector. He welcomes the opportunity to share and learn with others.
John Parr, Murdo’s Books, Etobicoke
We’re bringing a good selection of Canadiana with a focus on Canadian art including an edition signed by A.Y. Jackson, A.J. Casson, Robert McMichael and others!
Gordon Beck, Infinity Books, Merrickville, ON Gordon emailed news of an important recent find….2 volumes of Forest Lake and River…fishes of New England and Eastern Canada..on hand made paper # 282 of 350 pages 1902 offered at $900.00.
Gary Welker, Rare Books, Waterloo Gary says he’ll have some rare volumes from the oldest Monastery in the USA, dating from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.
Jason Rovito, Bookseller [www.paperbooks.ca] trades in rare and unusual books, ephemera, and prints concerning the arts and (in)humanities, with a developing focus on the late nineteenth-century imagination. For this Fall exhibition, fresh from a Chicago residency, we’re packing our boxes according to the themes Voyages, Cloud, and Weekend.
Laura Jones and Lisa Pereira from Baldwin Street Gallery are bringing an eclectic collection of antiquarian and vintage books – mostly photography, but some literary and some historical Canadian items.
Plus all the regulars…Richard Shuh and Linda Wooley, Attic Books, Gary Welker, Arwen Greenwood, Alexandre, Brian Wheeler, Camera Lucida and more!
Wychwood Barns is one of Toronto’s newest event venues. In 1913 the Toronto Transit Commission built the structure in order to be able to service its fleet of streetcars. It functioned for many decades before becoming redundant. A major renovation was undertaken over the last few years, transforming the barns into a magnificent community resource. Reopened in 2008, it is now home to art galleries, artist studios, a regular farmers’ market, and more.
The centrepiece of the complex is the ‘Covered Street’, a 200 foot long room, formerly used to overhaul streetcars, but now a spacious event facility. Industrial-chic is the design theme, exposed red brick walls, a wonderful end-to-end glass skylight forming a roof, vintage TTC photographs on the walls. In short, a perfect venue for our Old Book and Paper Show.
Wychwood Barns is at 601 Christie Street, west of Bathurst, south of St. Clair. It occupies a block between Christie Street on the west and Wychwood Avenue on the east.
Parking is extremely limited at Wychwood Barns, in compliance with the building’s environmental LEED certification. As such, visitors should consider taking public transit to the site.
St. Clair streetcar #512 runs along St. Clair and connects with St. Clair West Subway station.
Christie bus #126 runs from the Bloor Subway station north on Christie and stops at the door.
Bathurst bus #7 is two blocks east of the barns and runs from Bloor Subway line north on Bathurst.
Get detailed public transit information at www.ttc.ca
Find Green P parking lot locations close
to 601 Christie St at www.greenp.com/find-parking