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HOLIDAY-THEMED EPHEMERA

By Jonathan Smalter A popular area in ephemera collecting is holiday-themed items. It is relatively easy to get started collecting this...

Interfoliata: a look between the pages

More blogs by Jonathan Smalter I promised in an earlier post that I would revisit the term ‘interfoliata,’ and...

Ideas for the Beginning Collector

Often the world of collecting is prohibitive to some (or many, depending on the material), because the values of items in particular subject areas...

Interview with a Rare Book Collector

When it comes to books and ephemera, Bags Unlimited has a resident expert, and we're lucky because his book store is right down the...

Tips for Attending or Exhibiting at Trade Fairs

Click here for more blogs by Jonathan Smalter In my last post, I promised that my next piece would focus on trade fairs, both from...

The Importance of Book and Paper Fairs

Other articles by Jonathan Smalter For the last five years, I have been involved in planning the annual Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair, and this year...

A Guide to Buying and Selling Ephemera: Online and Offline

A BRIEF GUIDE TO BUYING ONLINE   Other articles by Jonathan Smalter Experienced collectors and dealers know it is ideal to examine items in person before making...

What is Ephemera?

Other articles by Jonathan Smalter As a professional bookseller, I sort through all sorts of ephemera as part of my daily work: posters; broadsides; photographs;...