Paper Ephemera Examples
Here's a short list of common examples of paper ephemera. The list could go on, and on, and on... Click on each one for a visual sample and some additional information!
Note: We are still in the process of completing "Old Letters".
But really, What is Ephemera?
By now, you may have seen the term "ephemera or paper ephemera" scattered throughout these pages. But you may be wondering, "What is ephemera anyway? I've never heard of it before!" Good question!
Let's start here.
Ephemera, by definition, means something short-lived or transitory.
Printed matter of current or passing interest, such as periodicals, handbills, and topical phamphlets, etc.
(We will be referring to printed ephemera throughout our entire site!)
This type of ephemera was commonly thought to be known as paper products intended for short-term use and/or to be diposed of.
Many of these items, were indeed, thrown away!
However, some people, (LIKE US!) decided that these items were kind of interesting. (like this 1875 Sheriffs deed that we recently found!)
We believe that these paper items all have a story to tell.
Look through our list of examples below!
Click on some of the links.
Learn more about some of the things that you may have found in that box of yours! Let your imagination run free...
Most of our list contains common examples and are quite ordinary. Or are they?
That's what makes collecting ephemera items so interesting. You never know what you may find! Many are one-of-a-kind items that only you, can own!
Looking for something else?
Use this search box and you're on your way!
Didn't realize that there were that many different kinds of paper memorabilia, did you? And, there are many more...
Check this out! Here's an old jigsaw puzzle of Mt. St. Helen's, before, it errupted.
We picked it up at an antique shop for about $2.00
Stick to collecting what you like! You don't have to collect everything! It's impossible and quite frustrating!
Find a category or two of paper items that you enjoy looking at. Concentrate on those first. You'll be amazed at how deep and wide your collection can grow. Have fun!
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