GREETINGS to all EPHEMERISTS. Our next activity is our Show & Tell meeting on Friday 31 July 2015, 6:30–8:30pm, at the Camberwell Library meeting rooms in the Camberwell Civic Centre (Vic).
The next Collectables & Ephemera Fair is on … more
Leafing through our library of ephemera
Collectors & collections
FROM A WONDERFUL MEMBER COLLECTION, WE LOOK AT SOME 1930s LETTERHEAD.
A little bit about letterhead
According to Maurice Rickards' Encyclopedia of Ephemera, letterhead evolved from the trade card and bill head (invoice).
The invoice was a fundamental … [Read more...]
AS PROMISED HERE ARE SOME MORE LOVELY ART DECO ERA TRAVEL ITEMS FROM AJAY'S COLLECTION. This time we focus on hotel ephemera.
Spectacular with a small colour range. The image is 'off centre' whereas symmetry is a strong feature of some of the other … [Read more...]
Our friends in the collecting world
'MANY OF THE [STATE LIBRARY'S] MOST UNIQUE COLLECTIONS ARE THE LIFETIME WORK OF A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANISATIONS'. So says the State Library of Victoria in its Collections and Content Strategy … [Read more...]
THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS OF SEEING PART of this vast collection of Victorian government records including from home.
Here is a link to a selection of their art deco travel posters.
You can visit … [Read more...]
LOCAL CHOCOLATE MAN, AND HIS ORIGINS AND OTHER SUCCESSES ARE ON DISPLAY IN MELBOURNE AT THE ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA. (These images are not from the exhibition.)
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria is fortunate in having acquired … [Read more...]
We had a great get together at the annual Ephemera Symposium on 13 June 2015.
This year our symposium organizer, Ed Jewel, has spared no expense to bring us a stellar line up of presenters: Collectors of Beatles (Graeme Dickenson) told us about … [Read more...]