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  1. Off the Cuff

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    November 18, 2016 by

    by Diane DeBlois Did you know that the expression came from nineteenth-century politicians (and others) cribbing from notes written on …
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  2. Take Me Out to the Ballgame with A Trade Card

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    October 13, 2016 by

    by Michael Peich This 1886 trade card (4 3/8” X 7 3/8”) depicts a baseball game and reproduces equipment that …
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  3. American Philatelic Society Awards

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    September 8, 2016 by

    CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Cheryl Ganz, Diane Delois, and Robert Dalton Harris. At the annual American Philatelic Society’s StampShow …
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  4. New Maine Historical Society Exhibitions

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    August 22, 2016 by

    The Maine Historical Society opened two exhibitions. The first is a new exhibition on June 14: “Down the Allagash: Celebrating …
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  5. Medical Ephemera

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    July 28, 2016 by

    Once you’re finished with that bottle of cough syrup or aspirin, you typically toss it in the trash can and …
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  6. John Sayers Donates Ocean Liner Collection to John Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library


    July 12, 2016 by

    John Sayers is a longtime ESA member and a collector of ocean liner ephemera. In an interview with conducted with …
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  7. Smithsonian Archive’s Collection of Artists’ Handwritten Letters


    June 14, 2016 by

    The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art house that includes incredible handwritten letters. Many of these are by prolific artists. Could you …
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  8. Knock Me Your Lobes


    May 18, 2016 by

    The Incomparable Jim Flora Artist and commercial illustrator Jim Flora (1914-1998) had one of the most wildly imaginative twentieth century …
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  9. Fresh Items


    May 12, 2016 by

      This ephemera world of ours is just chock-full of interesting stuff. Here are some things I’ve recently come across. …
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  10. Old Glory


    May 5, 2016 by

        At this year’s March conference in Greenwich, I exhibited a presentation of an “Old Glory” booklet which I …
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