Lehigh Valley Tours


November 6, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock


We were discouraged by neither the tropical storm warnings nor the twisting back roads of rural Pennsylvania – the two …
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A Double Coincidence of Wants


October 31, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


  From the earliest days of our nation throughout the 19th century and beyond, barter has been a way of …
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Ephemera in Print & Electronic Media


October 10, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

electronic ephemera

The New York Times of August 7 ran a piece on The Negro Motorist Green-Book, by Eve M. Kahn. The series …
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Ghost Signs


October 6, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


  Signs on the walls of buildings are by definition ephemeral. Some may last but days, some may last decades, …
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2015 Phil Jones Fellow Studies Yellowstone Ephemera


October 4, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock


Bartholomew Brinkmann was awarded the Philip Jones Fellowship for 2015. This competition is open to any interested individual or organization …
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Stitching together a catchy tune . . .


September 23, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


      In our modern world of iPods, CDs, internet streaming services, live concerts, NetFlix, 3-D movies, video games …
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Unusual Steel Engraving


September 21, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


    I recently won a steel engraving proof on eBay, one of the thousands of engraving proofs that have …
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Mid-Year Tours to Complement Allentown Paper Fair


September 7, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock


    Barbara Charles has organized a superb Mid-Year Tour, to complement the Mid-Year Board Meeting and the Allentown Paper …
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Variants: LePage’s Glue trade card


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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“How Posters Work” at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum


August 31, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

Poster designed by Victor Moscoso and printed by Graphic Arts of Marin and Cal Litho and published by Neon Rose. It is dated 1967.

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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