Animation Art

   Arcade Jukeboxes & Pinball


   Banks, Registers, Vending


   Bottles & Insulators

   Breweriana, Beer





   Cultures, Ethnicities

   Decorative Collectibles


   Fantasy, Mythical & Magic

   Furniture, Appliances & Fans

   Historical Memorabilia

   Holiday, Seasonal

   Housewares & Kitchenware

   Knives, Swords & Blades

   Lamps, Lighting

   Linens, Fabric & Textiles



   Pens & Writing Instruments

   Pez, Keychains, Promo Glasses

   Photographic Images

   Pinbacks, Nodders, Lunchboxes

   Postcards & Paper Collectibles





      Coloring Books



      Greeting Cards




      Playing Cards



      Scrap Books

   Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone

   Religions, Spirituality

   Rocks, Fossils, Minerals

   Science Fiction

   Science, Medical




   Tools, Hardware & Locks

   Trading Cards


   Vanity, Perfume & Shaving

   Vintage Sewing

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 paper items

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