ESA Presented with Pepys Medal for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Ephemera Studies

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May 25, 2015 by SherylJaeger

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Earlier this week at The  Ephemera Society (UK) anniversary banquet celebrating 40 years , the Pepys Medal was presented to …
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Over The Top

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May 16, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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One of the basic human needs is to have a roof overhead to protect from rain, sleet, snow, high winds …
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“I dreamed I saw the silver space ships flying . . .”

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May 8, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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      Songwriter Neil Young, like many of us, grew up during intense worldwide fascination with rockets and satellites and …
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Marbled Edge Continental Currency Challenged British Counterfeiting

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May 7, 2015 by MaryBeth

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By Steve Swain   Early American paper money is separated into two categories: colonial currency, issued by the individual colonies …
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Greetings from “Over There”

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April 25, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  Holiday and other greeting cards in the United States developed throughout the 19th century, but by the first decade …
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Scratching the Surface

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April 17, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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So many kinds of interesting ephemera, so little time. I find match scratchers, a useful thing to have on hand …
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Yankee Peddler

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April 9, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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      In an earlier blog, I made the point that the “separate hobbies” of collecting paper, stamps, postal …
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A Towering Eyeful

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April 2, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2104. Built in 1889, the Eiffel Tower served as the entryway …
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We Are All One

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March 27, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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To make a personal long long story very very short, I was a stamp collector before I was an ephemera …
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Split Fountain Printing

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March 12, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  Split fountain printing is a time-honored technique for printing in two or several colors in one pass. It was …
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