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'Stop or go' by Fougasse, Methuen, London, 19 x 12.5 cm, 1939. Collection of Richard Felix.
15-AusDAYbuttons-EdJ-REDbckg-15 copy
'Crocodile's choice', 2 x 2.5 cm, 2015. Collection of Mandy B.
[Instant non fat skim milk powder], packaging, 1977. Collection of Ian B.
Bookplate of Queen Victoria.

Recently seen

'Love the children and set them free', appended to front of a scooter ridden by the artist (colouring in), 2015.

Long held views, ephemeral signs

LONG HELD VIEWS ARE OFTEN RECORDED IN EPHEMERAL WAYS. The Palm Sunday rally in Melbourne on 29 March 2015 (and around Australia) saw many marching with homemade signs, likely not to survive much longer than the march. Here is a selection. … [Read more...]


About the Ephemera News 50 ephemera

ABOUT THE NUMBERS, 1 TO 50 When we thought about marking the 50th issue with 50 ephemeral items we asked members for some help.  Those who helped out so long ago include: Irene Stone, Mick Stone, Brian Watson, Andrew Hillier and David Harris.  We hope that … [Read more...]

Our friends in the collecting world

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...]

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 … [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...]

Show & Tell logo

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...]