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Find A Memory: Papermania Fills Hartford’s XL Center
Feb 3rd, 2009 By Anne Kugielsky
Two Ben Nason travel posters promoting areas served by the New Haven Railroad sold early at Antique Maps & Prints, West Chatham, Mass.
Hartford, Conn.:On a cold but dry Saturday, the 55th annual Papermania Plus opened to a large and enthusiastic crowd that was on hand to delve through the wide variety of ephemera and related materials offered. The show, conducted at the Harford XL Center on January 10 and 11, featured more than 160 exhibitors from throughout the East Coast states, as well as Michigan, Ohio, California and Canada.
The popular show draws an almost cultlike crowd obsessed with the Papermania offerings that include such items as toys, historical documents, rare books, posters, advertising, daguerreotypes and trading cards.
“Many of our dealers have a dedicated following in their specialties,” Gary Gipstein of Hillcrest Promotions, Wethersfield,
Conn., said. Gipstein’s parents, Paul Gipstein and Arlene Shea, founded the show in 1976 and Gary and his mother continue the tradition, much to the delight of exhibitors and shoppers.
“We always do well at this show,” said Bob Zaremba of West Chatham,
Mass. His point was proven when two Ben Nason (American, b 1915)
1940s travel posters promoting the New Haven Railroad, drawn by the well-known artist in a graphic Art Deco style, were sold soon after the opening bell. Zaremba and Danielle Jeanloz, his wife and partner at Antique Maps & Prints, were also showing The New Topographical Map of the State of Connecticut, 1850, by Clark & Tackaberry.