How to Buy or Sell — Paper Collectibles and Ephemera
Paper collectibles were almost ignored until the 1970s, when the word “ephemera” came into common use. If you have a bookplate that belonged to Charles Dickens, a 1910 gum wrapper, a bill of sale for a slave, or an 1890 menu, it is called ephemera. They were throwaway bits of history.
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