‘Ephemera by Collecting Interest’ Category

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

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    January 1, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

      Horse-drawn commercial delivery wagons are an interesting subject, and a rich topical collecting area. Vintage delivery wagons (as well …
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  2. A Pathetic Letter, 1823

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    December 10, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

    The field of ephemera includes, of course, manuscript material . . . a particularly rich historical and cultural resource. Below …
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  3. Celebrate Thanksgiving with Ephemera!

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    November 26, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

    “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” ― W. Clement Stone The Ephemera Society of America cultivates an …
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  4. Variants: LePage’s Glue trade card

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    September 1, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

      Many collectors of trade cards also collect variants of certain cards, which indicate different print runs. Sometimes the word …
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  5. “How Posters Work” at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

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    August 31, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

    At the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NY, an exhibit will be open until January, called How Posters Work. Their website includes a full, interactive, …
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  6. “Call me!” back in the day

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    June 18, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

      The 19th century Industrial Revolution brought to the world a host of seemingly miraculous advances . . . photography, …
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  7. Valentines for World War I Soldiers

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    June 18, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

    World War I Valentines

    Ephemera can really make your heart swoon! Sandra Stelts, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, has written …
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  8. Spotlight on Ephemera Research: Mertz Library

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    June 16, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

    As you tend to your garden beneath the June sun, you may wonder about the generations before you who did the very same thing. What …
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  9. 19th Century “Cat in the Hat”?

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    October 10, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

          By Dick Sheaff   I recently came across an otherwise forgettable stock trade card that immediately put …
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  10. Arabesques and Circle Eights

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    October 1, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

    By Dick Sheaff Roller skating is a subject which offers 200+ years of ephemera to collect and/or study.  The first …
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