Read about and see SPRING ephemera – father’s day, love, flowers,footy, racing carnival (see our stories)

Envelope, circa 1950s, 15 x 23 cm.
From 1938, 29.5 x 21.5 cm.
Avant Card postcard for the Opera Australia's season of Madame Butterfly. Collection of Mandy B.
Selection of father's day and one grandfather's day card.
From a down at heart Dees' supporter's dusty collection of happier times.

Ephemera news

Fly TAA he friendly airline, Australia Post.

NICE SETS OF STAMPS COMMEMORATING EPHEMERAL ADVERTISING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT THE LOCAL POST OFFICE. We don't usually consider ourselves stamp collectors but I like to look at them and encourage interesting stamps. Here are some we are using for our ESA … [Read more...]

Radio  advertising from the Monash University Library, Rare Books Collection.

OVERALL HE HAS BEEN A GREAT SUCCESS AND LEFT A GREAT LEGACY. Richard Overell, the Monash University Library Rare Books' Librarian, has retired; giving up a dream job of adding books and other printed material including ephemera to the Louis Matheson … [Read more...]

What we collect: postcards, Nancy Drew, blotters, footy, letterhead, paper bags..

Commemorative postcard marking the visit of the American Fleet, copyright 1908. Collection of Eric P.

  ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN CARTOPHILIC SOCIETY INC.   Origins (1968) The Society was formed when a small group of cigarette card and trade card collectors, led by Bon Penhallurick, got … [Read more...]

'From below came a pitiful cry of "Help!"', illustration (facing page 116) from Nancy Drew mystery stories: the Bungalow Mystery, Grosset & Dunlap reprint 2014. 19 x 12.5 cm. Collection of Jane MB.

YOUNGER COLLECTOR JANE MB EXPLAINS how she got interested in collecting: Nancy Drew has been around since 1930. But I, having read a couple of the books as a little girl, only began collecting the … [Read more...]

Ephemera & collectables’ fair- meet the stallholders

Stillwell, 2014

SUNDAY 19 OCTOBER 2014, STARTS AT 10 FOR PUBLIC, 9.15 FOR MEMBERS. LOOK OUT FOR IAN STILLWELL'S STALLS.   About Ian Stillwell Ian has been a collector since he was a boy. He grew up collecting cereal toys, swap cards and matchbox labels … [Read more...]

Regular Ray Nichols with an extensive selection of magazines and newspapers.

THE NEXT EPHEMERA FAIR IS ON SUNDAY 19 OCTOBER; HERE ARE A SERIES OF PREVIEWS ABOUT WHAT YOU WILL SEE AT THE FAIR. About Ray Nichols -the paperboy at the fair Ray started collecting newspapers as a 12 year old; he was lying in bed listening to his … [Read more...]