Articles & Interviews

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 regular issues as well as hundreds of “Specials”, making this...

1900’s Movies Back On DVD!

If you’re a fan of turn of the century movies but can’t seem to find them anywhere – Undercrank Productions has produced some of the more memorable early films on DVD. Undercrank Productions DVD releases have brought...

A Guide to Buying and Selling Ephemera: Online and Offline

Experienced collectors and dealers know it is ideal to examine items in person before making purchases; but given the brave new world of e-commerce, more often than not this is impossible. Even if the...

What is Ephemera?

As a professional bookseller, I sort through all sorts of ephemera as part of my daily work: posters; broadsides; photographs; postcards; typed letters; trade cards; stamps; magazine and newspaper advertisements; manuscript correspondence; and all...

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 franking mark or postage stamp exempting the recipient from payment. Philately...

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 featuring a collection of movie printing plates that is considered...

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 for the greatest Collection Protection Supplies around? Then strap on...

The largest private Ephemera collection you probably never heard of is for sale.

I don't know about you, but personally I've never heard of the Culver Collection. Probably because it's private. With a value of 162 million dollars (US) the Culver Archives are up for sale (again). Apparently...

Ephemera Collection Protection Tips

Before the Internet, memes, SNL and Instagram the main source for influential, satirical media was Mad Magazine. Over 66 years the magazine published 550 regular issues as well as hundreds of “Specials”, making this a staple in American culture. Founded in 1952 by Harvey Kurtzmann and publisher William Gaines, the magazine shaped humor and satire, tackling topics such as...