Ephemera is a broad term used to describe items of paper that were created for use in a short time span and meant to be thrown away after one or two uses. Items generally put into the ephemera category of collecting would be sheet music, posters, stock certificates, post cards, cigarette cards, magazines, catalogs, and the like.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Vintage Postcards - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  It would have cost one cent to send this post card back in the day. 

I like the little angel with his glass of champagne!  The balloon post card was actually made in Germany for the Samuel Ward Company of Boston.  At first glance, the card has sort of a 1970's look to it. 

The little house in the woods card was printed in Germany too.  The four leaf clover on the second card denotes good luck for the coming year.  I wish you the best of luck in 2012.  My New Year's resolution is to publish more of Madeline's memories!

Here is a link to an Antiques Roadshow collection of Halloween postcards which details some good info on all vintage postcards.  I'm handling them more carefully now!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Vintage Christmas Postcards

Merry Christmas!

I'm taking a few minutes away from wrapping and baking to share some vintage Christmas postcards from Madeline's boxes of memories.  Please enjoy and have the merriest holiday ever and a very blessed and healthy new year. 

To view vintage Christmas cards, please look here.