Found 57 articles matching Paper Ephemera category.
  • Feb 21 2013
  • 21 Feb 2013

Hidden Surprises: Signatures on Old Checks are Part of Lithuanian History

By Gerald Tebben You never know what you’ll find when you walk by Dan Rich’s table at central Ohio coin and currency shows. In and […]

  • Apr 12 2011
  • 12 Apr 2011

Collecting Daguerreotypes: Focus in on the Famous and the Unknown Alike

Collecting daguerreotypes—19th century silver plated photographs—can be a thrilling hunt for any antique fan. The number of collectors looking for these early images has greatly […]

  • Oct 25 2010
  • 25 Oct 2010

Unusual Family Mementos: Granddad’s FBI Wanted Posters

Years ago, I came across a bunch of FBI wanted poster cards from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. I thought that these were the most […]

  • Dec 22 2009
  • 22 Dec 2009

The Christmas Card Tale – The Origin of the Ubiquitous Holiday Missive

How do tell somebody you care? Go to the store, buy a card and let somebody else do the telling for you. The oldest Christmas […]

  • Jun 8 2009
  • 8 Jun 2009

Dating Your Vintage Photographs (1840 – 1900) Part 2: Women’s Clothing Styles

Many people inherit photographs of ancestors from generations past and often struggle with the frustrations of identifying the age of each picture. An earlier article […]

  • Jun 2 2009
  • 2 Jun 2009

Dating Your Vintage Photographs (1840 – 1900) Part 1: Image Formats

Many people inherit photographs of generations of ancestors and struggle with frustrations of identifying exactly who is in each photo. Understanding the time periods for […]

  • May 29 2009
  • 29 May 2009

A Moment In Time: Collecting Antique Photographs

As I was busily dusting photos of various family members whose faces line the stairway of our home I was suddenly struck with the thought […]

  • Jan 20 2009
  • 20 Jan 2009

The Addictive Art of Collecting Books

When it comes to the rare, antique or collectible book, for a serious collector, there is more in play than just the book. “A book […]

  • Jan 13 2009
  • 13 Jan 2009

Interest in, Value of King Memorabilia Rise

This month’s significance will be indelibly etched in American history with Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20 as the nation’s first African-American president. And only […]

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Mystery of the 1883 Ringling Bros. Handbill

The five Ringling brothers first entered the tented-circus business in 1884 with a show they called Yankee Robinson and Ringling Brothers Great Double Shows and Caravan. The boys had been working toward this day for some time. [Note: For a more detailed look at the evolution of Ringling Bros.