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'Dunnart n diasies', Margz 2015, cover calendar, by Marg Whyte. 21 x 29.5 cm.
Day Dream Island tours, folded sheet, circa 1935. Collection of Michael Aitken.
'Elementary Algebra' by J. R. Wilson, 1928, 18 x 12 cm. To be donated to State Library of Victoria.
'Five Miles from Gundagi' from 'The Aussie Shower Songbook', reprint 2000, 17 X 14 cm. Collection of Martin B.
Paradise Gold, sticky label on a pineapple, 6 x 5.5. cm, 2014. Collection of Mandy B.

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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...]


Ephemera news #50

FINALLY, EPHEMERA NEWS #50 HITS THE NEWS STANDS. Actually its only available by subscription and will be posted out to members this week. It is 32 pages of full colour about collecting and collectors - past and future. There is a lot of contemporary material … [Read more...]

What we collect -diaries, Australia Day badges, fruit labels, food packaging, fruit boxes, badges, pop up books, blotters, badges, footy, postcards, letterhead, paper bags..

The eye of the Buddha by Jo Danielle in 'The Australian Arts Diary 1996', Maria Prendergast, Melbourne, 25 x 17.5 cm. Collection of Richard Felix.

BRAD BATTERSBY, BEAU FIELD, DAVID RICKARD - you are paid up members but we don't have your full contact details eg full address. Can you get in touch so we can correct your details? Mandy Bede 03 9428 … [Read more...]

'Stop or go' by Fougasse, Methuen, London, 19 x 12.5 cm, 1939. Collection of Richard Felix.

ESA MEMBER RICHARD FELIX COLLECTS OLD AND CURRENT DIARIES. Richard has more than 600 diaries including one for 1939 and 2015. There is nothing written in his 1939 diary (he prefers the diaries not to … [Read more...]

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Here is the link to the next Swann poster auction 3D catalogue. There is a bibliography and artist index near the back. … [Read more...]

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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...]