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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...

Cards of the past that would NOT fly today!

This article comes from Daily Mail Collected items show the trends, interests and thought processes of people in the...

Christmas Card Memories

It’s the holiday season! How about some memories of Christmas cards. In 1611 the first recorded Christmas card was...

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...

This Week in History: 1858 There’s gold in this collection of...

People sometimes wonder why they collect ephemeral items like billheads, maps, broadsides, and timetables – other than loving history. This article gives us some...

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...

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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...