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Ephemera - Historical Paper

Ephemera refers to hand written or printed matter published with a short intended life span. The word Ephemera derives from the Greek meaning of things lasting no more than a day. Collections of Ephemera includes Blotters, Booklets, Brochures, Calendars, Documents, Greeting Cards, Matchbooks, Menus, Newspapers, Pin Up, Playing Cards, Postcards, Programs, Scrapbooks and many other Paper Items.

The other ephemera paper items mentioned above can also used to describe single-sheet or single page documents which are meant to be thrown away after one use. This classification then excludes simple letters and photographs with no printing on them, which are considered as manuscripts or typescripts.

It includes: postcards, event-oriented posters, transportation and show tickets, baggage stickers, stock certificates, motor vehicle licensing forms, business cards, printed wedding invitations, trade cards, and other similar printed materials.

Ephemera

ephemera paper items


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