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  1. Simple Little Black & White Clues

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    April 18, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

      The humble small, vintage business card . . . often type only, often printed letterpress, often on coated stock, …
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  2. The Future Foretold

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    April 8, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

        As the nineteenth century drew to close, it became popular to predict in print what life might possibly …
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  3. Die-stamped Wooden Trade Card

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    March 30, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

    by Dick Sheaff    One prized acquisition at the recent Ephemera Society conference and fair in Greenwich was a trade …
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  4. The Flowering of Color Printing

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    March 24, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

    by Dave Mihaly, originally posted on The Huntington’s blog In “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920”—the exhibition on …
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  5. The fight for the soul of the Republican Party, 1912 edition

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    March 11, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

    By Linda Ocasio This collage, assembled on the back of a postcard postmarked May 17, 1912, is a snapshot of the …
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  6. Of Paper Americana and Philaphemerists

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    March 10, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

      I have come to look at many collecting areas as parts of a cohesive whole, rather than a list …
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  7. So Much “Stuff”, So Little Time

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    March 3, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

      One of the great joys of collecting ephemera is that each time we go to a paper show or …
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  8. A Little Person Inspires a Big Cover: A Leap Year Curiosity

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    February 29, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

    By Nancy Rosin Every fourth year, an extra day in our calendar resynchronizes earthly time with cosmic time, creating what …
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  9. What Did Printers Print?

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    February 26, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

        Many 19th century promotional cards and advertisements for printing and engraving companies list of the sorts of things …
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  10. TJ Lyons, Boston’s Old-Timey Printer

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    February 18, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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