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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Dartmouth Winter Carnival Posters

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    February 12, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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

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    February 10, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

    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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  5. Junk mail is nothing new.

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    February 8, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

    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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  6. Digital Ephemera

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    January 28, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

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

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    January 26, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

    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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  8. Standing in Proud Relief

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    January 20, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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

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    January 15, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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

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    January 7, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

    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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