Leafing through our library of ephemera

boys and men
Cats and dogs and cats and dogs
Ice cream
kids – from earnest to exhilarated

Collectors & collections

What price a la carte?

TWO MENUS HAVE FEATURED IN NEWS STORIES RECENTLY both of interest to collectors. From the ABC website: A menu for the last luncheon served to the first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic has sold for $US88,000 (about $125,177) at an online … [Read more...]

Finding the stars with 19th century charts

LOVELY STORY ABOUT CHARTS OF THE STARS, here is a 1820s celestial charts that will show you and tell you more about these celestial charts. The examples shown are from the collection of the National Museums Scotland. … [Read more...]

Ephemera/records of history

Museum of Things – have a look at this Berlin museum

HAVE A LOOK AT THIS GERMAN MUSEUM of endless rows of, yes, things: ashtrays, coffee mugs, toy cars, rusted iron tools, engine parts, buttons and knobs, needles and thread, sex toys, weapons, communist … [Read more...]

Imaging the year 2000 in 1899

POSTCARDS DRAWN IN 1899 WONDERING ABOUT LIFE IN 2000. Here is a link to a post about French postcards that anticipate flying postmen, the vacuum cleaner, fighting war from the sky - yes they got a few … [Read more...]

What’s on? Coming up

Nail Can to Knighthood: The Life of Sir Macpherson Robertson KBE

  The Royal Historical Society of Victoria has acquired over the years a considerable amount of material relating to Macpherson Robertson. This includes photographs, confectionery packaging, recipe books, company documents, scrapbooks and other … [Read more...]

Farewell Australian cricket captain Pup

HARD TO IMAGINE THAT CRICKET EPHEMERA FOR THE SOON TO RETIRE MICHAEL CLARKE WILL BE WORTH MUCH IN THE FUTURE. Are we wrong? Michael Clarke made his first class debut for New South Wales as a seventeen-year-old in the 1999–2000 Sheffield … [Read more...]