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

Souvenir card Fitzroy Football Club, 1922. 14.5 x 22 cm. Collection of Andrew H.
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.

Ephemera news

Vote Democrat to stop One Nation dividing Australia, post card, 11 x 15.5 cm, 1998. Collection of Mandy B.

HERE ARE SOME REMINDERS OF THE FORTHCOMING OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE.   A post card with a nice graphic - it is designed to be posted back to the GeneEthics Network to show your support. The sticky label so popular in the … [Read more...]

Honor MBE

ALL COLLECTORS AND ESPECIALLY MEMBERS OF THE EPHEMERA SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA INC will be very pleased to see and hear that our founder Honor Godfrey has been awarded an MBE for services to English tennis - specifically for her work at the Wimbledon Museum.  Here … [Read more...]

What we collect -fruit boxes, badges, pop up books, blotters, badges, footy, postcards, letterhead, paper bags..

Bookplate of Queen Victoria.

WHAT ABOUT RECOGNISING EARLY COLLECTORS? HERE IS A MAN WITH A STORY SOMEWHAT FAMILIAR TO MODERN COLLECTORS. William Bednall was a printer, newspaper man and collector of many types of things including … [Read more...]

More rabbit approval, this time for carrots, 2014.

TOO BIG TO COLLECT? WE RECENTLY HAD SOME CONTACT FROM A COLLECTOR IN NORTH QUEENSLAND WHO PHOTOGRAPHED BANANA BOXES STACKED ON THE BACK OF TRUCKS. (These photographs were posted on the Society's … [Read more...]

What’s on?

tv show 4

  ANTIQUES WITH ATTITUDE IS AN AUSTRALIAN TV PROGRAMME ABOUT COLLECTING - its on channel 31, starting on 3 December at 6.30 pm and it runs for 13 weeks. The press release advises:   ....What can we expect? - Stories of passionate … [Read more...]

The Museum of classical antiquities : being a series of essays on ancient art / edited by Edward Falkener. New ed. (London : Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860).

The earliest known example of a dust wrapper is on a copy of Friendship's Offering 1830 (1829).The earliest in our collection is from 1860, a survival from the period when the wrapper extended around the text block to keep the dust from the gilt edges. It has a simple design, based on that used on the cloth cover.

Such wrappers were not meant to be retained once the book was bought. The paper is very thin and easily damaged.

TALK ABOUT BOOK SELLING THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER. You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Book Collectors Society at 6.00 pm. Thursday 27th November 2014. The speaker is Nick Dawes. He will be speaking on the changes to books and book selling … [Read more...]