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  1. The Stratoliner

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    January 25, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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    The Boeing 307 Stratoliner was the first commercial “high-altitude” (20,000 feet), pressurized airplane. Its design was based on the Model …
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  2. Whale Washing

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    January 17, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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            Today as I write, this large, reverse-painted-on-glass nineteenth century advertising sign is to be auctioned by Morphy’s. The …
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  3. The Rebus, A Game of Love: If You These Hieroglyphs Discover, You Fix, for Life, a Worthy Lover

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    January 15, 2015 by SherylJaeger

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    We’re repeating an outtake of this great picture puzzle article prepared from a 2006 Ephemera Journal written by our current …
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  4. Railroad Hand Cars

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    December 29, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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      Three-wheel and four-wheel handcars were—and are—work vehicles which have long had great appeal to popular imagination (remember that escape …
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  5. Christmas Ephemera – 1890s Chromolithograph Cigar Labels

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    December 24, 2014 by SherylJaeger

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    I recently had the pleasure of visiting the John and Carolyn Grossman Collection at Winterthur. While reviewing cigar labels I …
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  6. Mt. Washington Cog Railway

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    December 17, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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      I recently came across a sketch I had made back in 1989 for a U.S. postage stamp which I …
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  7. Demonizing Our WWII Enemies

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    December 14, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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    The world of printed ephemera reveals something interesting: WWII was the last American war in which demonizing the enemy was …
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  8. Collecting Christmas Shopping Bags

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    December 11, 2014 by SherylJaeger

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    The following is an article originally published in the Ephemera Journal in 1981 (v1n3: 1981) p. 13. Thought it would …
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  9. A Woman and her Bird

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    December 1, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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    One thing I find interesting to look for is various different usages of the same “mortised stock cut”. Stock cuts …
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  10. Wacky Victorian Imagery

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    November 18, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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    By and large, many folks think of the Victorian Era as a period of straight-laced, repressed conformity. But it was not, …
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