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  1. TJ Lyons, Boston’s Old-Timey Printer

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    February 18, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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      From 1924 until his death in 1986, in his 93rd year, Thomas J. Lyons (“TJ”) was a collector of …
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  2. Dartmouth Winter Carnival Posters

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    February 12, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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        Dartmouth’s annual Winter Carnival has been a major celebration since 1911. It is a long weekend filled with ski …
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  3. The Valentine – A Tribute to Love

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    February 10, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

    “Maria French” Envelope: 
The lace treasure was preserved, carefully enclosed within the famous Romeo and Juliette envelope.  Printed here in red, white and blue, it was also found in  green and red. Factory Point, Vermont,  now known as Manchester , happens to be the  location of Hildene, the former summer home of  Robert Todd Lincoln,  eldest son of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. [5”x7”]

    Nancy Rosin is the President Emerita of the Ephemera Society of America and the President of the National Valentine Collectors Association. …
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  4. Junk mail is nothing new.

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    February 8, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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    The mid- to late-nineteenth century saw the beginnings of advertising agencies (most, at first, simply placing newspaper ads for their …
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  5. Digital Ephemera

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    January 28, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

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    What is digital ephemera and how do we save it? Digital ephemera is just that: ephemera that is created in …
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  6. Q: What has egg-shaped eyes and a swelled center?

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    January 26, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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    A: A needle! http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntq8rcB8SJA   Needle booklets are an interesting category of collectible . . . they encompass a wide …
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  7. Standing in Proud Relief

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    January 20, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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    I have long been a fan of design which incorporates embossing. In my own graphic design work, I often included …
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  8. Divers and Sundry

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    January 15, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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      One of the most appealing things about collecting printed ephemera is that anything and everything can fall into your …
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  9. Internal Engine Advertising Vehicles

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    January 7, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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    Last week’s post was about 19th century commercial delivery wagons; this week’s moves ahead in time a bit, to show …
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  10. January 1, a good day to hop on the wagon!

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    January 1, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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      Horse-drawn commercial delivery wagons are an interesting subject, and a rich topical collecting area. Vintage delivery wagons (as well …
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