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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Crackers can be just brilliant!

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    November 9, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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        British crate labels can be a visual playground, as they suggest that crackers can make young and old feel …
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  7. 2014 Victorian ??

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    November 9, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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    Much to the delight of we collectors of vintage paper and design, an increasing number of designers, artists and craftspeople …
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  8. 19th Century “Cat in the Hat”?

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    October 10, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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          By Dick Sheaff   I recently came across an otherwise forgettable stock trade card that immediately put …
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  9. Arabesques and Circle Eights

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    October 1, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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    By Dick Sheaff Roller skating is a subject which offers 200+ years of ephemera to collect and/or study.  The first …
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  10. THE ROYCROFTERS – THE ROOTS OF PROTEST?

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    September 28, 2014 by SherylJaeger

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    EPHEMERA DETECTIVE THE ROYCROFTERS – THE ROOTS OF PROTEST? By John G. Sayers (jasayers@saybuck.com) Were 20th Century art and antiques …
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