Off the Cuff

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November 18, 2016

by Diane DeBlois Did you know that the expression came from nineteenth-century politicians (and others) cribbing from notes written on …
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame with A Trade Card

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October 13, 2016

by Michael Peich This 1886 trade card (4 3/8” X 7 3/8”) depicts a baseball game and reproduces equipment that …
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American Philatelic Society Awards

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September 8, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Cheryl Ganz, Diane Delois, and Robert Dalton Harris. At the annual American Philatelic Society’s StampShow …
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New Maine Historical Society Exhibitions

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August 22, 2016

The Maine Historical Society opened two exhibitions. The first is a new exhibition on June 14: “Down the Allagash: Celebrating …
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Medical Ephemera

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July 28, 2016

Once you’re finished with that bottle of cough syrup or aspirin, you typically toss it in the trash can and …
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John Sayers Donates Ocean Liner Collection to John Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library

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July 12, 2016

John Sayers is a longtime ESA member and a collector of ocean liner ephemera. In an interview with conducted with …
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Smithsonian Archive’s Collection of Artists’ Handwritten Letters

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June 14, 2016

The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art house that includes incredible handwritten letters. Many of these are by prolific artists. Could you …
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Knock Me Your Lobes

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May 18, 2016

The Incomparable Jim Flora Artist and commercial illustrator Jim Flora (1914-1998) had one of the most wildly imaginative twentieth century …
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Fresh Items

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May 12, 2016

  This ephemera world of ours is just chock-full of interesting stuff. Here are some things I’ve recently come across. …
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Old Glory

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May 5, 2016

    At this year’s March conference in Greenwich, I exhibited a presentation of an “Old Glory” booklet which I …
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