I'm handling an estate sale in Santa Monica and we have varied types of Ephemera.
There are 1950's - 70's Popular Electronics, Westways, LA Times, National Geographic, Maps, Theater Arts, Playbills, 1800's photographs, The New Yorker, Newsweek plus so much more.
The public sale is January 12th. However, if a collector is interested and avail on Tues., we can set up an appointment to show the collection.
We are liquidating… Continue
Added by Lara Neathery on January 7, 2013 at 12:58am —
Sorry for the delay in announcing this to you, but...
an exhibition of my entire 3000 piece seven year 9/11 aftermath paper ephemera and autograph collection is taking place from now until October 14, 2011 at the Art Center at Queens College (in Flushing, NY).
For details of it and the press release go to:…
Added by Michael Ragsdale on September 13, 2011 at 9:57am —
At an auction here in York County, Pa., I picked up a bound volume of issues of The Art Journal from the year 1880. It's full of fascinating articles and illustrations (no advertisements, though, interestingly, enough).
One of the first things that caught my eye was a… Continue
Added by Chris Otto on July 8, 2011 at 6:48pm —
I'm not a collector of rare and expensive ephemera.
I'm not an expert on any one area of ephemera.
I'm not a dealer of ephemera.
No, I'm just a guy who likes coming across and collecting (cheap or free) pieces of paper and then researching their history. That's mostly what I write about on my ephemera blog, Papergreat.
Here are some examples of paper items I have written… Continue
Added by Chris Otto on May 17, 2011 at 10:52pm —
February 20th and 21st there’s an online event which is rather like a
Valentine’s Day celebration for collectors: The first annual Bookmark Collectors Virtual Convention
I'll be presenting, Are You An Embarrassed Collector? Don’t Be!
, even though… Continue
Added by DPopTart on February 11, 2010 at 6:09am —
Once again... I've been wandering the Internet.
Here's an interesting fellow in Portland, Oregon. Ward Jenkins is an illustrator with a blog called The Ward-O-Matic.
His blog has an interesting display of seasonal Ephemera that he has… Continue
Added by Tom Murphy on December 23, 2009 at 9:30am —
I've started a new site, Inherited Values
, because I wanted a place where I could, with other moms and pops in the biz, focus on sharing the joys of collecting old things with collectors. Dealers, after all, have plenty of matchmaking tales ;)
As the site tagline says, we don’t do antiques and vintage collectibles by the book!
* At Inherited-Values.com the focus isn't on… Continue
Added by DPopTart on December 19, 2009 at 4:15am —
I recently posted the first images of pieces from my contemporary New York City-focus autographed and non-autographed paper ephemera collections on the site – some of which are related to the aftermath of 9/11 here. Check them out in the All Scrapbook section of TEN.
I also invite you to check out some of my writing and additional posting of images of from my collections elsewhere online.
My mostly C-SPAN autograph collection at:… Continue
Added by Michael Ragsdale on November 12, 2009 at 10:30pm —
I have a confession. I collect ephemera for two main reasons. First, I save 50's (and sometimes other) era invitations and note cards for possible future use. If I marry and breed, I've got some killer baby shower invites stored for use. It's reason enough to procreate, really. Secondly, I like to cut. A pair of Fiskars, ye olde X-acto, one of my razor-sharp fingernails...it matters not. I like to cut up paper. And I'm sorry if you now hate… Continue
Added by VoteAudrey on November 11, 2009 at 9:58pm —
The Wikipedia definition of Ephemera is "transitory written and printed matter" ... and that is what many of us, who have an interest in Ephemera focus on.
But backing up a step... we need to look at the source of much of that Ephemera... and a museum in North Andover, Massachusetts may well be the place to start.
The Museum of Printing was founded in 1979 and thus is now celebrating its 30th… Continue
Added by Tom Murphy on November 8, 2009 at 3:47pm —
The History Is Ephemeral carnival, the only blog carnival devoted to ephemera, has been getting major props!
The carnival has been picked up at the History Carnivals Aggregator
(with yours truly being asked to participate) and the History Is Ephemeral carnival has been regularly mentioned at George Mason University's Cliopatria's Blog
-- including a… Continue
Added by DPopTart on October 30, 2009 at 11:36pm —
There are many fabulous lots in the upcoming Heritage Auction #6032
, November 17-18, including two of the rarest Currier & Ives "Grand National" banners, a hitherto-unknown 1860 Breckinridge portrait campaign flag, a very nice James Montgomery Flagg "I Want You" WWI poster, and others too numerous to mention. This is our finest and deepest Americana auction to date.
Here are links to just a few of the 1000+ lots:…
Added by Michael Riley on October 30, 2009 at 1:12pm —
For those of you in the North Texas area, Heritage Auction Galleries is having a free appraisal fair October 24-25 at their Dallas Headquarters located at 3500 Maple Avenue. Experts in many fields, including Coins, Currency, Art, Militaria, Jewelry & Timepieces, Americana, Sports Collectibles, and Comic Books, will be there for verbal evaluations. Qualified consignments will be accepted and cash advances are available. Detailed information can be found here:… Continue
Added by Michael Riley on October 22, 2009 at 11:15am —
The 5th edition of the carnival
has been published -- I'd appreciate it if you would post/tweet etc. -- especially if you were included in this month's carnival :)
And please submit your posts for the next edition!
Added by DPopTart on August 31, 2009 at 3:57pm —
While eBay fees rise and their marketing efforts focus on the big mega-mall sort of sellers, and Etsy limits sellers to vintage and handmade goods, it's important to note there are a few new marketplaces in "Beta" that I'm working with (disclaimer! lol) that are worth checking out...
Collectors' Quest has a new Marketplace & Twolia has Shops.
is dedicated to collectors and so… Continue
Added by DPopTart on August 26, 2009 at 1:30am —
I'd posted a couple of these over here, the one about the Spark Plug collector and the other on the Judy Garland collector, but I've since widened my net from customers and am looking for anyone who'd like to share their collection on my site, the VintageMeld.
Added bonus if you have your own site, http://vintagemeld.com has a Google Page Rank 4 and your site would definitely be getting linked to in the post, so I might be able to pass some good Google juice your… Continue
Added by Cliff Aliperti on August 7, 2009 at 1:08pm —
Just a quick note to let you all know that my interview with Frank
has been published -- so go check it out!
Many thanks to Frank for sharing his knowledge (I'm so in love with how collections can indeed be useful!)
Added by DPopTart on August 6, 2009 at 5:48pm —
Last call for this month's History Is Ephemeral Carnival
-- pls submit something! (And continue to submit things -- it's monthly!)
Also, I'm currently looking for ephemera on the following topics/themes for articles & posts I am working on (so check your sites & inventory & let me know if you have something & I'll try to include it in my… Continue
Added by DPopTart on July 24, 2009 at 6:36pm —
I got lucky enough to have another customer allow me to share a fantastic collection pretty quickly on the heels of my last find (the spark plug collection
). While there's a lot of ephemera to be found in the background of these photos, the highlights of Charles Triplett's Judy Garland Collection
Added by Cliff Aliperti on July 8, 2009 at 11:37pm —
This is my favorite post that I've put together yet, mainly because on the surface it has absolutely nothing to do with anything I'm interested in! In my mind I sold this gentleman a 1940's movie star premium photo, but in his it was a neat spark plug related item for his collection. The item was both, an Auto-Lite Spark Plugs premium of Madeleine Carroll.
Anyway, I asked Joe if he wouldn't mind sharing a little about his collection, and he absolutely blew me away with details and… Continue
Added by Cliff Aliperti on July 3, 2009 at 3:04am —