exhibitions – real & virtual

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Picnic at Hanging Rock / Joan Lindsay. (Melbourne : Cheshire, 1967)

Alison Forbes is perhaps the best Australian jacket designer. Here is an example of her work used on the first edition of Joan Lindsay's Picnic at Hanging Rock. It has a period feel, with appropriately psychedelic lettering and a dream-like, surreal, fractured image.

Collectors & collections

'Howzat!', words and music by Garth Porter and Tony Mitchell. Collection of Mandy Bede.

Hum along with ephemera

MUSIC IS EVOCATIVE OF 3 OF THE 5 SENSES; ears flapping, vocal cords activated, fingers strumming, toe tapping, clapping, watching the musical gifts of orchestra members on stage, reading the music and admiring at the lovely covers for sheet music. Here is a … [Read more...]

The AMP diary for the year 1916 published in Sydney, 10 x 8 cm. Collection of Richard Felix.

The business of diaries

WHO DOESN'T LOVE THE FRIVOLOUS OR INDULGENT 'FANTASY' DIARY, THAT MAKES EVERY DAY A WALK IN THE PARK, BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE OR A LAUGH? THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BUSINESS SIDE TO DIARIES AND HERE ARE SOME FROM RICHARD FELIX'S COLLECTION. Remember if you … [Read more...]

Our friends in the collecting world

Cars, 1960 grand prix, dashboard Hillier

HERE ARE SOME FINDS FROM A HOLIDAY IN SOUTHERN NSW. If you would like to share recent finds (and the places you bought them, let us know on 03 9428 8023). Member Andrew H, who is usually a fairly … [Read more...]

'Vacuum Road Guide: Canberra', published by  Vacuum Oil Company, 1946. Folded map, 18.5 x 8 cm, 38 x 24 cm (unfolded). Collection of Mandy Bede.

HAVE YOU BEEN OFF THE BEATEN TRACK AND FOUND A SHOPPING STOP YOU CAN RECOMMEND? Here are a couple of recent finds from Central Victoria (Trentham Books, Di Parsons 0448, 760 563, 19 Victoria … [Read more...]

What’s on? What’s happening?

Colour postcard promoting scouting

SUNDAY 3 MAY 2015, AUSTRALIAN CARTOPHILIC SOCIETY'S FAIR. 10 AM to 3 PM, at the Moorabbin Masonic Hall (corner of Rowans Road and Isabella Street). They will be selling: postcards, trade cards, cigarette cards, swap cards and paper ephemera. … [Read more...]

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LAST SHOW & TELL 13/2/15,  AT CAMBERWELL LIBRARY MEETING ROOMS. About 12 members gathered at Camberwell Library Meeting Rooms. It was a treat. We saw and discussed the following: - a bound set of postcards, each card showing the coins of a … [Read more...]