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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Stretching the Truth

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    March 2, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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      Exaggeration abounded in mid- to late-nineteenth century imagery, for comic effect and/or to emphasize product features. One oft-repeated graphic, …
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  8. View a Video of The Black Fives Exhibition, Curated by ESA 35 Speaker Claude Johnson

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    February 26, 2015 by SherylJaeger

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    How the “Sporting Life” impacted the social and cultural development of America: The Black Fives Era of Basketball (1904-1950) explores the important …
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  9. Valentine Party Time – The Gospel According to Dennison’s

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    February 15, 2015 by MaryBeth

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    By John Sayers This article appeared in the most recent version of the National Valentine Collector’s Association periodical titled the …
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  10. Francis Brundage ~ The Beloved Valentine Artist

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    February 15, 2015 by MaryBeth

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    By Nancy Rosin This article appeared in the most recent version of the National Valentine Collector’s Association periodical titled the …
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