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    Yankee Peddler In an earlier blog, I made the point that the "separate hobbies" of collecting paper, stamps, postal history, prints and antique objects are often—perhaps always—part of the same historical trail, one encompassing hobby. Some folks chose to focus in one one or another aspect, others collect a bit of everything.
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    Greetings from "Over There" Holiday and other greeting cards in the United States developed throughout the 19th century, but by the first decade of the 20th century the industry was dominated by postcards designed and printed in Germany. That ended with the outbreak of WWI.
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    Scratching the Surface So many kinds of interesting ephemera, so little time. I find match scratchers, a useful thing to have on hand back in the day of ubiquitous wooden matches, to be pretty interesting.
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About Us

The Ephemera Society of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to cultivate and encourage interest in ephemera and the history identified with it; to further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of ephemera by people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest; to promote the personal and institutional collection, preservation, exhibition, and research of ephemeral materials; to serve as a link among collectors, dealers, institutions, and scholars; and to contribute to the cultural life of those who have an interest in our heritage as a nation or a people, both nationally and internationally.

The Society sponsors an annual convention that includes seminars, exhibitions, a superb ephemera show and sale, workshops, collector forums, and other conference events.

The Society's Web site — www.ephemerasociety.org — connects with thousands of visitors seeking information about ephemera, provides contacts with other collectors and ephemera-related businesses, and includes notices of Society events.

All members-—individuals, libraries, corporations, colleges, historical societies, and museums—receive The Ephemera Journal, a 32-page four color publication published three times a year; an annual Membership Directory; the eNews, and special admission to Society-sponsored functions.

Members also enjoy the camaraderie and shared interests of fellow ephemerists.

Mission Statement

Mission of the Society and its Members

  • - To cultivate and encourage interest in ephemera and the history identified with it
  • - To further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of ephemera by people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest
  • - To promote the personal and institutional collection, preservation, exhibition, and research of ephemeral materials
  • - To serve as a link among collectors, dealers, institutions, and scholars
  • - To contribute to the cultural life of those who have an interest in our heritage as a nation or a people, both nationally and internationally

Commitment of the Society and its Board
  • - To conduct the affairs of the Ephemera Society according to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • - To strive to be recognized for excellence
  • - To value and develop our membership
  • - To manage our finances prudently
  • Media Relations

    The Ephemera Society of America is a non-profit organization linking collectors, dealers, scholars, museum curators, publishers and others.

    To arrange an interview with one of our experts, please contact:

    Diane DeBlois
    Media Relations Director
    The Ephemera Society of America

    (315) 655-9139

    diane@ephemerasociety.org

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