Eye Candy

Ephemera 36 Fair

Many people reading this blog will be familiar with the famous "Gump-ism," Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." And the same could be said about collecting ephemera!  

Ephemera are items, usually made from paper, that were not made to stand the test of time, and have since become collectible.  Popular categories include correspondence, advertising materials, historical documents, posters, tickets,  political items, cards, and many others. If you've lovingly preserved a Valentine from a kindergarten sweetheart, treasured a collection of stubs from Broadway shows that you attended with your Grandparents many years ago, or harbored a giant bowl of matchbooks from all the restaurants you've eaten at in the last  quarter century or more... then you already are an ephemera enthusiast!  

One reason ephemera is such a thrilling pursuit is because - like a big box of Godiva chocolates - collectors aren't always certain what "eye candy" lies within any given shoebox, trunk, or scrapbook.  On March 19th-20th, 2016, ephemera collectors have the opportunity to discover their favorite "just deserts" at the nation's largest celebration of all thing ephemeral at The Ephemera Fair. This event is being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich, CT, in conjunction with the Ephemera Society of America's annual convention called Ephemera36.  We asked exhibitors to tempt us with some "sweet treats" that will be on display during this can't miss event.   Below is a slideshow featuring some of those confections that really whet our appetite - and hopefully yours as well!

Hungry for more?  Then come see these remarkable treasures and meet over 75 world-class ephemera dealers at the upcoming Ephemera Fair on Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th in Greenwich, CT.  For more information on the event, including links for discount advance tickets please click here

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