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Ephemera is defined as pieces of paper, posters, or documents that were not meant for long-term preservation, but the pieces featured here have survived for decades, if not centuries. We have expanded our ephemera collection to include playbills, photographs, letters, and illustrations by famous authors and painters. Many of the items included in this collection are unique and one-of-a-kind. By their nature, ephemera can be very fragile and delicate, and very prone to rips and tears. Many choose to carefully frame or otherwise protect their ephemera to maintain its quality and worth. The inclusion of any of these items of ephemera would add depth and diversity of your personal rare book collection, and should you wish to frame any of the available pieces, you would have a unique piece of art to proudly display.

Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Birthday Card with Envelope Postmark 1935 by Walt Disney

USA: Walt Disney, 1935. First Issue. Cards. Very Good +/N/A. Walt Disney. Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Birthday Card with original mailing envelope is for sale, which opens to the size of a small poster. The original mailing envelope which matches this ver...

From The First Edition


Personalized Check of Desi Arnaz & Lucille Ball dated 7/12/54, Signed by Lucy with Her Full Signature by Signed by Lucy with Full Signature Lucille Ball Arnaz

Check is 7 3/4 X 3 ,SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC, VG+/NF, AS-IS. Signed by Author. First Edition. Unbound....




[AMERICANA - 19th CENTURY EPHEMERA] AMERICAN COW MILKER MACHINE POSTER, ORIGINAL. Buffalo, NY: Express Printing Company for the American Cow Milking Machine Co. [n.d. ca. 1865]. 42 x 26 3/4 inches. Woodblock printing: Boldest typeface measures 10 inches...

From Boston Book Company


The Book of Knowledge: The Children's Encyclopedia by Thompson, Holland & Arthur Mee (editors)

New York: Grolier Society, 1927. Rare ephemera 1927 sales brochure for The Book of Knowledge The Children's Encyclopedia. Stapled binding. Toned thin glossy stock has reproduction pages from encyclopedia with their original pages numbers. Illustrat...

From Charity Bookstall


Walt Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Chad Valley Bagatelle Game 1937 by Walt Disney

England: Chad Valley, 1937. First Issue. N/A. Very Good/N/A. Walt Disney. Walt Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Chad Valley Bagatelle Game, a vintage Disney tinplate toy from 1937, is for sale. The Walt Disney Chad Valley Snow White Bagatelle Game...

From The First Edition



Detroit, MI. N.D.. Ephemera. Very Good; Coffee Menu for Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, Michigan Autographed on back by Don Shirley. Menu is 7" high and 4" wide. Good condition, wear at edges, creases, pin holes at top edge, yellowing. ....

From Gibson's Books


Cowing & Co.'s Catalogue of Pumps, Fire Engines, Hydraulic Rams, and Other Machines and Apparatus Pertaining to Hydraulics (etc.) by Cowing and Company

Seneca Falls NY:: Cowing & Company , 1871. Heavy dark green cloth over paper wraps, with impressed gilt titles and blind-stamped ruled borders. 130 pages with index. An impressively-illustrated (in woodcut) catalog of all types of hand pumps, force pu...

From The Prints & The Paper


Matisse [In Envelope from Matisse] by Lejard, Andre [1899-1974]; Matisse, Henri [1869-1964]

Paris: Fernand Hazan, 1948. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 4.5" x 7" 4th volume in the Bibliotheque Aldine des Arts Series. In glassine wrapper. Signed by Henri Matisse on the title page to 'a Monsieur Lionel Aucoin.' [12] p.p., plus 20 colour illustrations. Te...

From Minotavros Books



1932. [EPHEMERA - 20TH CENTURY] FOUR ORIGINAL LINDBERGH BABY ABDUCTION REWARD POSTERS. US Government Printing Office, 1932/New Jersey State Police, Trenton, NJ, 1932. Various sizes, printed on one side only. 1. "$25,000 REWARD! For information resu...

From Boston Book Company


Autograph Postcard Signed to Diane di Prima by GINSBERG, Allen

1961. Unbound. Fine. Approximately 5.75" x 4" postcard sent from Athens, Greece in 1961 to Diane di Prima in New York City. Tiny tack holes in the corners, else just about fine. A closely written postcard in which Ginsberg asks di Prima to hav...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


SIGNED by John Steinbeck on His Personalized POSTCARD bearing His Name AT TOP, 190 East 72ND St, Sag Harbor, NY, Typed POSTCARD to a Mr. Peleaux of Minneapolis, Minn. regarding Steinbeck’s Work. Postmarked May 7, 1964 with Green & Purple Cancelled Postage by SIGNED John Steinbeck, ( Yours Very Sincerely ) SIGNATURE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC

1964 Postcard Has small piece tape on either side & small ink mrks at top, Steinbeck Signature is in Bold Black Ink, Typed Postcard Mailed from New York Reads: Dear Mr. Peleaux: Thank you for your letter of May 29th. Your interest in my work is highly...



Children's processional & Victorian ladies [Kate Greenaway trade card proofs] by Kate Greenaway

London: Marcus Ward, circa 1879. Proof. Sheet. Near fine. Kate Greenaway. Classic Kate Greenaway lithographic trade card proofs. Eight scenes, including four of a child's flower processional, and four of Victorian ladies. Uncut and complete. Toning ...

From Uncommon Works, IOBA


Waldorf-Astoria Uniformen der Alten Armee by Zigarettenfabrik G-M-B-H Munchen

"Waldorf - Astoria Uniformen Der Atten Armee" Uniforms of the Old Army; Book was distributed by the Zigarettenfabrik G-M-B-H Munchen , (cigarette factory), for collecting uniform cards; It is written in German and measures about 11-3/4" x 11"; Cover is ma...

From Ron Peterson Antiques


Jeune Fellaha Avec Ballas

EGYPT: G. Lekegian & Co., 1880. Book. Illus. by Gabriel Lekegian. Very Good. No Binding. c.1880 , Albumen print photograph by G. Lekegian of Cairo , unmounted. # 108 ( junne fellaha avec ballas ) . A nice toned original photo by the artist , name and ...

From GibbsBooks



Hollywood , Cal . Book. Illus. by James Abbe. Fine. No Binding. Autographed. 1924c. This vintage black & white photo by the Hollywood photographer James Abbe (1883 - 1973) is of Rudolph Valentino ( 1895 - 1926 ) . This personalized vintage photo of Va...

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