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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...

Winners of The Collectors Scavenger Hunt!

Come one, come all for the great reveal! Thank you all for entering our Collector's Scavenger Hunt! As you know the prizes were grand! $100...

12 Things You Might Not Know About MAD Magazine

Before the Internet, memes, SNL and Instagram the main source for influential, satirical media was Mad Magazine. Over 66 years the magazine published 550...

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;...

Philately (aka Stamp Collecting)

Philately phi·lat·e·ly fəˈladlē/ noun: philately the collection and study of postage stamps. Origin Mid 19th century: from French philatélie, from philo- ‘loving’ + Greek ateleia ‘exemption from payment’ (from a- ‘not’ + telos ‘toll, tax’), used to mean a...

The Holy Grail of Movie Memorabilia is up for sale!

This collection is no joke and would be a seriously awesome investment. The fact that this collection even exists is mind blowing. Guernsey's is...

The Collectors Scavenger Hunt!

Fancy yourself a collector? Do you have a keen eye? Would you like the chance to win a $100, $50 or $25 gift certificate...

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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...

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