Collecting Ephemera What is Ephemera, anyway? And what do you mean, I'm "already" a collector of ephemera?
Confederate Stamps, Old Letters & History
Black Americana Price Guide
The Care of Books
An Essay on the Development of Libraries and their Fittings, from the Earliest Times to the End of the Eighteenth Century
The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World
The Great Libraries: From Antiquity to the Renaissance
The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures
How to Save Your Stuff in a Disaster: Complete Instruction on How to Preserve and Save Your Family History, Heirloom and Collectibles
Collector's Guide to Early Photographs
Official Price Guide to American Patriotic Memorabilia
Collecting Autographs and Manuscripts
At Home With Books: How Booklovers Live
With and Care for Their Libraries
I love this book! "For
the bibliophile anxious to enhance the home library, At Home with Books presents
both practical advice and divine inspiration. Chapters on starting a collection,
organizing the library, and caring for books offer useful information on
categorizing, editing, storage, and space-saving--"break down the books into
categories by subject matter ... and compare their quantities to the available
shelf space. If necessary, measure. Consider the book's height as well as its
width. You may need to adjust your shelves to optimize your space." "Library
Lighting," "The Art of the Bookshelf," and "Library Ladders" further encourage
collectors to create a personal space suitable for its intended purpose, yet
reflective of one's passion--"shelf lighting can draw attention to cherished
objects and volumes; track lights can highlight certain areas of your room."
Interspersed throughout these highly helpful chapters are interviews with
noteworthy bibliophiles, including Keith Richards, Loren and Frances Rothschild,
Bill Blass, and Paul Getty, whose "literary lairs"--ranging from the classic
book-lined walls to books in the kitchen and the bathroom--are beautifully
photographed, making At Home with Books not only a valuable resource for the
dedicated collector, but a beautiful addition to any collection.
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British Newspapers. a History and Guide for Collectors
Dating Old Photographs 1840-1929
The Insider's Guide to Old
Books, Magazines, Newspapers and Trade Catalogs
Encyclopedia of Ephemera: A Guide to the Fragmentary Documents of Everyday Life for the Collector, Curator and Historian
"The joy of finding an old
box in the attic filled with postcards, invitations, theater programs, laundry
lists, and pay stubs is discovering the stories hidden within them. The paper
trails of our lives -- or ephemera -- may hold sentimental value, reminding us
of great grandparents. They chronicle social history. They can be valuable as
collectibles or antiques. But the greatest pleasure is that these ordinary
documents can reconstruct with uncanny immediacy the drama of day-to-day life.
"The Encyclopedia of Ephemera is the first work of its kind,
providing an unparalleled sourcebook with over 400 entries that cover all
aspects of everyday documents and artifacts, from bookmarks to birth
certificates to lighthouse dues papers. Continuing a tradition that started in
the Victorian era, when disposable paper items such as trade cards, die-cuts and
greeting cards were accumulated to paste into scrap books, expert Maurice
Rickards has compiled an enormous range of paper collectibles from the obscure
to the commonplace. His artifacts come from around the world and include such
throw-away items as cigarette packs and crate labels as well as the ubiquitous
faxes, parking tickets, and phone cards of daily life.
Collecting Paper: A Collector's Identification and Value Guide
As this major new reference shows, simple slips of paper can speak volumes about
status, taste, customs, and taboos, revealing the very roots of popular culture."
"All forms of paper represent history, all paper collectors are historians. Wonderful examples of collectibles in sharply defined chapters. Wraps up more than 15 different categories of papers, from sheet music to autographs to stocks and bonds. Easily identify and value your collectibles with these complete illustrations, descriptions and historical backgrounds from author Gene Utz."
Premiums in American Advertising: 1890-1990s
"Here is a beautiful book celebrating a
whole century of a favorite form of advertising. Through the use of children's
paper premiums, many advertisers since the 1890s have created markets for their
products. Children have enjoyed playing with the "free give-aways"
that came with varied products, from the coffee their parents drank in the 1890s
to the boxed cereal consumed in the 1990s. Product advertising easily found
another avenue with radio entertainment in the 1930s. With nearly 500 photos,
this book is chock full of the often-elaborate designs that have adorned and
accompanied products of all kinds, and have enticed generations of children. The
authors have brought together many types of these premiums, from Lion Coffee to
Libby's Apple Butter, and offer valuable advice on building and maintaining a
marvelous collection. The current price guide serves as a helpful tool for
collectors who are gathering and saving this significant part of American
culture. A must for all advertising and ephemera buffs., 493 color photos,
11" x 8 1/2", Price Guide/Index"