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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...

Crystal Clear Greeting Card Protection

Old Greeting Cards are very collectible ephemera – especially holiday and seasonal greeting cards. Sometimes they are collected as nostalgia, sometimes because of the...

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...

Glossary Term: Acid Free Paper

What is Acid-Free Paper? Acid-free paper is paper that if infused in water yields a neutral or basic pH (7 or slightly greater). I...

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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...