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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 being a man of my word, I offer you the...

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 past. One of the more documented times is Christmas. In...

Christmas Card Memories

It’s the holiday season! How about some memories of Christmas cards. In 1611 the first recorded Christmas card was sent from Michael Maier to James the First of England...

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 natural disaster and your chances of losing history gets even greater. ...
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This Week in History: 1858 There’s gold in this collection of early B.C. ephemera

People sometimes wonder why they collect ephemeral items like billheads, maps, broadsides, and timetables – other than loving history. This article gives us some very clear insight into another reason – 45 pieces of...
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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 on our minds! Bags Unlimited encourages preservation materials for ALL...

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 are high, and do not tend to trend downward. Collecting...

Ephemera Collection Protection Tips

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 to feast your eyes on. Images can transport us to different decades, lifestyles and experiences. We can go to Paris and see the Eiffel Tower, pin up our favorite celebrities and now we can go...