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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What’s so interesting about THAT?


August 28, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


    One of the pleasures of collecting ephemera is coming across details that are intriguing or surprising or revelatory …
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Spotlight on Research: The Dolph Briscoe Center at the University of Texas at Austin


August 21, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

Briscoe Center

Located on the University of Texas campus in Austin, TX, the Dolph Briscoe Center is a research institution specializing in Texas, southern, …
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“You dirty rat!”


August 21, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


        Cagney actually never spoke that line famously attributed to him, but no matter. Millions of others …
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