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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    January 1, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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  6. Other Times, Other Places

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    December 24, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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    One of the primary attractions of ephemera is that we are given glimpses into the way we were. Here are …
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  7. Write on, Brother!

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    December 18, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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    One aspect of collecting manuscript material and/or postal history is the challenge of deciphering vintage handwriting. But there is also …
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  8. A Pathetic Letter, 1823

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    December 10, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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    The field of ephemera includes, of course, manuscript material . . . a particularly rich historical and cultural resource. Below …
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  9. As Trade Cards Morphed Into Postcards

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    December 9, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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      Trade cards were a late 19th century phenomenon, and postcards were an early 20th century craze. In the period …
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  10. The Royal Game of the Goose

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    December 5, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

    The Royal Game of the Goose

    The Grolier Club is hosting, February 14 to May 14, an exhibit from the collection of Adrian Seville, one of …
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