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Ephemera is transitory written and printed matter not intended to be retained or preserved. The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day. Some collectible ephemera here are advertising, airsickness bags, bookmarks, catalogues, letters, pamphlets, prospectuses, stock certificates, tickets and zines. I will include matchbook covers and other paper collectibles here as well.

You will find posters on the 'ART' page and Post Cards etc on 'CARDS' pages. Even though these are considered ephemera they are numerous enough to deserve their own pages.

     In library and information science, the term ephemera also describes the class of published single-sheet or single page documents which are meant to be thrown away after one use. This classification excludes simple letters and photographs with no printing on them, which are considered manuscripts or typescripts. Large academic and national libraries and museums may collect, organize, and preserve ephemera as history. A particularly large and important example of such an archive is the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera at the Bodleian Library, Oxford

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We have a number of vintage paper dolls

and cutouts for sale.

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misc. manuals,Hobart,1949 Telegram,Tonawanda Music Box,60Â’s U-Bild plans, $5
Click Here for Product Details! misc. manuals,Hobart meat chopper ,1949 Telegram,Tonawanda Music Box,60Â’s U-Bild plans, Baia film splicer and Dual 8 reviewer manuals. A variety of older ephemera from the 40s up. Sold as a bundle.
1889 Dr. J. H. McLeanÂ’s Almanac $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1889 Dr. J. H. McLeanÂ’s Almanac. Very early Almanac with typical almanac astronomical calculations for 1889 and other facts and predictions. Booklet is about 8" high and has great graphic illustrations.
1936 1937 Casa Loma information Booklet $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1936 1937 Casa Loma information Booklet. Souvenir booklet by the Kiwanis Club and the City of Toronto showcasing the famous castle built by Henry M. Pellat C.V.O. Photos and information about this noted landmark and a message by then Mayor Wm D. Robbins.
1928 Red Book Christmas stickers and tags in original envelope $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1928 Red Book Christmas stickers and tags in original envelope
1955 Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus program $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1955 Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus program. Great original program from the Greatest Show on Earth Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Great photos and ads.
1943 Singer Sewing Machines Home Decor booklet or manual with instructions on making slip covers,drapes and more. $7
Click Here for Product Details! 1943 Singer Sewing Machines Home Decor booklet or manual with instructions on making slip covers,drapes and more.
1947 National Rifle Association Rule Book for Small Bore Rifle Matches $5
Click Here for Product Details! 1947 National Rifle Association Rule Book for Small Bore Rifle Matches.
1947 Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1947 Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. 60 page soft cover booklet containing the Manifesto of the Communist Party. Very good condition. The Communist Manifesto, originally titled Manifesto of the Communist Party is a short 1848 publication written by the German Marxist political theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It has since been recognized as one of the worldÂ’s most influential political manuscripts
1981 Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus Program $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1981 Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus Program. Official circus program and magazine from Â’The Greatest Show On EarthÂ’ circus. Good condition but has a piece torn on front cover. We also have a 1955 program from this world renowned circus. We combine shipping so if you bought both we would refund the shipping for 1.
1939 Ottawa Tourist Guide Booklet $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1939 Ottawa Tourist Guide Booklet. Neat little booklet published for tourists visiting 1939 Ottawa. Great ads.
1959 The Original King and his Court Souvenir Program starring Eddie Feigner $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1959 The Original King and his Court Souvenir Program starring Eddie Feigner legendary ’King of Softball". Fascinating booklet with photos, instructions on pitching and statistics. Good condition.
1938 RawleighÂ’s Good Health Guide Almanac and Cook book booklet $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1938 RawleighÂ’s Good Health Guide Almanac and Cook book booklet. Published by the W. T Rawleigh Company celebrating their 49th year. This booklet showcases many of the products produced by this US based company.
1949 GM Digest by General Motors Corporation $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1949 GM Digest by General Motors Corporation. Fascinating book produced by General Motors Canada in the typical Â’ReaderÂ’s DigestÂ’ design. Contains articles on the history of GM and the automotive industry. Features an overhead view of the GM Oshawa Assembly plant in 1949 on the cover.
1962 Fruit Varieties pamphlet by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture $5
Click Here for Product Details! 1962 Fruit Varieties pamphlet by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture. Guide to recommended fruit s to grow for maximum yield.
Vintage Princess Auto Catalogue possibly 60s $5
Click Here for Product Details! Vintage Princess Auto Catalogue possibly 60s. Interesting catalogue from Princess Auto, showing prices and items from the past. many illustrations. I am not sure about the year of this catalogue.
1970 Sutherland Supply Ltd catalog $5
Click Here for Product Details! 1970 Sutherland Supply Ltd catalog. Plumbing,heating and building supply company catalog.
1988 Seoul and Calgary ,1992 Amsterdam Olympic Stickers $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1988 Seoul and Calgary ,1992 Amsterdam Olympic Stickers. A nice collection of Olympic stickers from Seoul, Korea 1988 , Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1988 and 1992 Amsterdam,Holland. I am selling these as a set but can split if you like. Contact us.
1993 June 1-6 David Copperfield program from then named OKeefe Center Toronto $5
Click Here for Product Details! 1993 June 1-6 David Copperfield program from then named OKeefe Center Toronto (Now Sony Center of Performing Arts). Great memento of the magician know for making a jumbo jet and the Statue of Liberty dissappear.
Sting World Tour program book $10
Click Here for Product Details! Sting World Tour program book.
1958 , June 9 Issue of the Imperial TheaterÂ’s Playbill Magazine $3
Click Here for Product Details! 1958 , June 9 Issue of the Imperial TheaterÂ’s Playbill Magazine. This issue covers the New York City, Imperial Theatre production of Jamaica in 1958 starring Lena Horne and Ricardo Montalban. The playbill is in good condition with no tears or missing pages. Also featured in the Playbill are marvelous advertisements from New York restaurants, hotels as well as great 1950Â’s car ads.
.....SOLD.....1950 Hohner Harmonica Catalogue or Manual $7.50
Click Here for Product Details! 1950 Hohner Harmonica Catalogue or Manual. Interesting manual or catalogue about the Hohner Harmonica. Fully illustrated and has instructions of use.
.....SOLD.....1863 Key to RaphaelÂ’s Hours by John Sowle of Boston $6.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1863 Key to RaphaelÂ’s Hours by John Sowle of Boston. Small pamphlet about 2 1/2" by 4" part of cover loose. This appears to be referring to 12 paintings by Renaisance Master Raphael each representing 6 hours of day and 6 hours of night. (See below) John Sowle has an ad on the back selling his services as photographer,framer,painter and more.
.....SOLD.....15 Elvis Presley trading/bubble gum cards $15
Click Here for Product Details! Elvis Presley trading/bubble gum cards. 3 sets, 5, 4 and 5 Elvis trading card/fact cards with one separate. Have details on Elvis on the back and includes 1 Super Bubble gum wrapper in which some of these may have come from. All for one price.
.....SOLD.....1910 Little Britain Farm Account Ledger book $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1910 Little Britain Farm Account Ledger book. Fascinating account book with hand written entries of expenses and income from a farm in Little Britain, Ontario, Canada. Income from digging graves, prices of produce and livestock and cost of farm with many other entries. Continues to 1947. A great source of life on a small farm in early 1900s Canada. Good condition.
.....SOLD.....1928 A Social Hygiene Booklet For Parents by the Canadian Social Hygene Council $7.50
Click Here for Product Details! 1928 A Social Hygiene Booklet For Parents by the Canadian Social Hygiene Council. A small booklet with delightfully prudish wording explaining to Canadian parents how to explain the birds and the bees to their children. Very early sex education information.

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