Selections from our website library by theme: Australia, snacks, children, kangaroos and birds.

1930s, Sydney.
Loyalty card for pie franchise. 2014. Collection of Mandy B.
Label from strawberry packaging. 2014. Collection of Mandy B.
1961 Qantas travel sticker for Perth, Australia showing a kangaroo hopping
Smoking kookaburras.

Ephemera news

cover of Marvel Comic No.41

THE AGE REPORTED TODAY, 29 July 2014,that a Melbourne comic book shop, All Star Comics, in Lonsdale Street has been recognised as best  comic book shop in the world at the 26th annual Eisner Awards in San Diego, California. The honour was shared with a shop in … [Read more...]

'Nature's path to health', journal, November-December 1941. Published by FG Roberts' Health Services in Melbourne. Collection of Mandy B.

LOOKING FOR BOOKS, BUT FOUND SOME INTERESTING MORE EPHEMERAL ITEMS. This is a tip for members and subscribers to our website - somewhat unusually Corner Lamp Books, 36 Station Street, Moorabbin, Victoria, has 6 boxes of ephemera (Australian and English). … [Read more...]

What we collect: food, footy…

Extract from Girls' Crystal Annual 1964, showing a selection of fruit stickers. Collection of Annette Shiell.

LIKE EVERY ORGANISATION WE ARE INTERESTED IN THE YOUNG, THE NEW AUDIENCE. Not only does ESA collect ephemera, it also tries to collect young members. Are there young collectors out there? There used … [Read more...]

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ESA MEMBER MARK BENBOW IS WRITING A HISTORY OF FOWLER'S VACOLA  [AUSTRALIA] AND GEO FOWLER, LEE & CO [UK]. HE EXPLAINS HOW HE GOT INTERESTED; WHAT HE KNOWS; WHAT HE IS LOOKING FOR.  We asked … [Read more...]

How to stay warm? Get away?

Pioneer bus timetable. Folded pamphlet, 2 colours, 23 x 10 cm. Circa mid 1950s. Collection of Ed J.

SHOPKEEPERS LEFT THEIR COUNTERS AND CUSTOMERS THEIR PURCHASES to flock to the doorways to see the first motor 'bus they had ever cast eyes upon. The crowd in Hopkins-street gazed open-mouthed, as with the eight mile gear running we wended our … [Read more...]

Beautiful species of soft coral, Great Barrier Reef. Postcard produced by G K Bolton, printers of Cairns. Circa 1950-60s. Collection of Mandy B.

SCIENTISTS HAVE RECENTLY ADVISED US OF SOMETHING WE ALL KNEW - WE NEED A DOSE OF SUNSHINE EVEN IN WINTER. Why go? The Great Barrier Reef The beach Getting there Where to stay … [Read more...]