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  1. Junk mail is nothing new.

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    February 8, 2016 by

    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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  2. Digital Ephemera

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    January 28, 2016 by

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

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    January 26, 2016 by

    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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  4. Standing in Proud Relief

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    January 20, 2016 by

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

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    January 15, 2016 by

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

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    January 7, 2016 by

    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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  7. January 1, a good day to hop on the wagon!

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    January 1, 2016 by

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

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    December 24, 2015 by

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

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    December 18, 2015 by

    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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