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Your Old Christmas Cards Might Be Worth Serious Money!

Like most vintage items, they are worth some good money given they are still in good condition. But even still... holiday cards aren't the first...

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...

Glossary Term: Cabinet Card

More glossary terms When photography was created it was first only used for documentation, a means to an end. The process was solidified with light...

Attack of the Tacky Postcards!

What's so wonderful about a photograph is that looking at it, unless you were there, it will always be out of context, something new...

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...

Comparing Magazine Sleeves

 In “This or That” we compare Polypropylene Magazine Sleeves (SPPMAGR) vs. Polyethylene Magazine Sleeves (SMAG3R). The common characteristics are the size (8-5/8 x 11-1/8),...

Glossary Term: First Edition

The first edition of a book is the first commercially distributed version of a book, which also refers to the first printing of that...

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...

5 tips for historical research: from uncovering local history to plotting...

Collectors in their own right are historians. Whether they realize it or not, no matter what type of collection they are honing it is...

Protect Your Ephemera

Whether it's collecting documents for research or holding onto family memento, it's important to have sleeves to preserve them best. Bags Unlimited knows how...

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Digitizing the Barnum Museum Gallery After Disaster Hits

With time, all documents, photos and memorabilia fades, ages, disintegrates and loses it's original look. That already is a natural process but add a...