Collectors of playing cards are so much focussed on the size and the shape of packs that they spot them everywhere, in a split second. Psychologists have a name for it: selective perception. We see everything but we notice primarily items reflecting to what is in our mind. So if you like blond women you will see them everywhere, more than someone who prefers dark ladies. And when you think about playing cards often, you will immediately notice playing cards if they are somewhere within the… Continue
Added by Gejus van Diggele on August 30, 2008 at 6:43pm —
The story behind secondary use cards is not always complicated or profound.
It will not come as a surprise to you that playing cards also have been secondarely used for playing games. Take for instance this card from the 18th century. Lacking a 4 of diamonds but having one 5 of diamonds too many, it was apparently decided to transform the 5 of diamonds into a 4 of diamonds: one of the diamonds on this card was scratched away to replace the missing card. The upper left diamond is also a bit… Continue
Added by Gejus van Diggele on August 30, 2008 at 6:31pm —
My collection of secondary used playing cards includes all kind of invitations. Ball invitations from the USA (more about that interesting subject in a later blog), invitations for musical events, for evenings of card playing, for dinners, for business meetings, for a political hearing (see my previous blog), for funerals and for Holy Masses to commemorate a deceased person. However the most unusual invitation that I have is this one. It is French, 18th century, and it is a very intriguing,… Continue
Added by Gejus van Diggele on August 30, 2008 at 6:06pm —
okay, so is it only on my page or do ya'll get the FatLoss4Idiots.com Google ad every time you pull up the site? Do I need to take it personally?
Maybe I should start Ephemera4Idiots. I would instruct people on how to collect CVS pharmacy receipts... or Walgreens.
Added by Valerie MacEwan on August 28, 2008 at 6:33pm —
Didn't know if anyone was aware of a great place to display, view old photos
It's a flickr group
The Museum of Found Photographs
Check it out by clicking here
. You can waste a lot of non-precious time farting around looking at the photos... and upload some of your own. I did.
And a tip -- try right clicking on the link so it will open in a new tab or window... we've got to figure out a way to make the… Continue
Added by Valerie MacEwan on August 27, 2008 at 10:32pm —
Without going into too much detail, the software that runs the who's online/IM function was not running smoothly with the software that runs the network. There is a replacement program being designed right now and it should be ready this week for beta testing. I will re-install some version of who's online, hopefully with a chat or IM function, as soon as it is available and I have a little time. Thanks.
Added by Mike Ferguson on August 27, 2008 at 8:05pm —
There may be infrequent posts here but hopefully, when something *fun* and ephemeral comes my way - I will scan it and put it on this blog for ya'll to see and comment upon.
(don't end a sentence with a preposition)
Today I found this…
Added by Valerie MacEwan on August 27, 2008 at 6:40pm —
A bit more on hotel Ephemera...
Michael Lebowitz of the "Big Spaceship
" blog has an interesting display today. When his grandfather passed away the family found a whole wall in his study filled with hotel door hangers
. His father had travelled the globe in the foreign… Continue
Added by Tom Murphy on August 20, 2008 at 3:35pm —
I may well be wrong, but I seem to note that travel related Ephemera, in many cases, outlast other forms of "transitory written and printed matter
". I continually notice old cruise ship brochures, train and airplane schedules, travel related advertising, adventure brochures and similar items.
Today I ran across an interesting article in a blog entitled AM New York
. This particular blog article… Continue
Added by Tom Murphy on August 19, 2008 at 9:30pm —