Ephemera

Three things make a paper document valuable: Rarity, Historical Value, and Condition. Rarity Over time many items made from paper are either just thrown away or disintegrate due to the poor quality of paper pulp.  Limited editions and the originals of the printed matter most assuredly become scarcer with the passing of time. Many vital documents are thrown away just because...
If you’re going to store large paper prints archivally they should be stored flat unless they already came rolled or folded. Unrolling them is always a good option, especially if you are storing them in a large Poly Sleeve. For lay flat prints, if you have access to Flat File Cabinet historically used for large drafting prints, they are...
Recently, we asked Ed Poole of LearnAboutMoviePosters.com about the seemingly growing trend of "Character Posters" and how long they've been around. We mean, of course, the trend of releasing multiple posters at the same time with a different character on each one. You can see countless recent examples of these including The Hobbit, The Avengers, and even the Peanuts movie. Mr. Poole was kind enough to answer and...
Sears issued their catalog twice a year no matter what. The old one was useless and should have been tossed. I bet there are a lot of Sears catalogs in the world! As far as ephemera goes, they contain priceless information! You get to see what the latest tools were, what styles people wore, maybe even what they drove....
There is an interesting trend in the world of ephemera lately. People are taking an interest in town history. Mainly their own towns. Many local historical societies, libraries and local history buffs are putting together collections that compile the town's history through photos, postcards, old bills of sale, old ads from newspapers and whatever memorabilia people can garner from their...
For many 20th century Americans there was nothing more exciting than opening the mailbox to find a postcard from a loved one who was traveling abroad, on vacation, or simply living in another city. The postcard, a simple piece of thick paper that could be dropped in the mailbox for less money than a standard enveloped letter, became synonymous...
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