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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


YOU MAY RECALL THAT JAMES SOUGHT HELP VIA THIS WEBSITE; HE WAS LOOKING FOR JAYCEE DIARIES. James advises that: Some great news! I am now the proud owner of a 1979 edition of the ‘Australian Pictorial Diary’. I persisted with my queries of the … [Read more...]

Two political cards distributed by the Australian Labor Party for  the state election in November 2014. Football, 12 x 21 cm and card, 10 x 21 cm, 2014. Collection of Mandy B.

FOOTBALL IS OVER FOR ANOTHER YEAR. Plenty of interesting ephemera from past years to collect. Here are some finds blowing around the MCG park and even across the road beyond the Hilton. For the hungry Is it really football without a pie? We found: … [Read more...]

What we collect – pop up books, blotters, badges, footy, postcards, letterhead, paper bags..

This book had a series of 'backdrops' to give depth to the showman image. Collection of Corrie Allegro.

CORRIE ALLEGRO'S FINE COLLECTION OF POP UP BOOKS WAS ON DISPLAY AT THE RECENT BOOK COLLECTORS' MEETING. Here are some photographs, apologies about the quality. Next time, come and see the real … [Read more...]

'Ask for Stamina self-supporting trousers', blotter, circa 1950s, 9.5 x 20 cm. Collection of Andrew H.

MORE BLOTTERS: THIS TIME AIMED AT MEN. The office The images are attributed to Walter Jardine, commercial illustrator. We like the scenes from the beach and home. Jardine did a series of … [Read more...]

It’s time for politics and parliament

'Australia's new parliament house', 1985, produced by the Parliament House Construction Authority.

WITH A PRIME MINISTER'S DEATH IN MIND, WE LOOK AT SOME OTHER EPHEMERA FROM THAT PART OF THE COLLECTING WORLD. This is a photograph of the scale model. It shows the two curved walls unifying the two chambers, surrounded by offices, and with a … [Read more...]


IT'S TIME TO THINK ABOUT POLITICAL EPHEMERA, WE SHARE A QUOTE AND LINK TO A STORY WRITTEN BY JAMES COCKINGTON IN 2007: The most memorable of recent times is the 1972 "It's time" campaign, which was given much credit for Gough Whitlam's storming … [Read more...]