Dealers in vintage, original paper ephemera.


2 Recent Acquisitions: banking ephemera and general store contents

We recently purchased the contents of two buildings about to be demolished in small Ohio towns: a bank and a former general store.  Both had records, paperwork, books, journals, advertising, ephemera, billheads, etc. going back to the 1800s stored in closets, basements, attic areas, etc.  I couldn't even guess as to the number of items in these two acquisitions, but it did fill up two 26' box trucks.
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New Acquisition - Railroad and model train collection

A huge collection of railroad and model train ephemera just arrived here.  Contents include letterheads, billheads, stock and bond certificates, books, magazines, pamphlets, brochures, catalogs, correspondence, manuals, etc.  There are over 10,000 items in this collection going back to the 1800s.
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New Acquisition - Contents of a hardware store / farm equipment dealer

We recently picked up all the paperwork, brochures, catalogs, pamphlets, record books, correspondence, etc. of a hardware store / farm equipment dealer in business in the same family since the late 19th Century.  The boxes are spread out here on 25 8' long tables, so there are literally hundreds of boxes to go through.  It looks like the family kept everything because one of the first boxes we looked at has...
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New Acquisition - Giant Collection of over 4,000 vintage magazines

We just purchased a collection of over 4,000 vintage/retro magazines which should arrive in the warehouse next week.  These range in age from the early 20th Century to Mid-Century.  Most are packed with cool old ads.  We'll start adding them to our online inventory when they come in.  
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Think I'll Beat My Wife Tonight

Wow!  Really?!?  Crazy what the Mad Men got away with in the 60s!
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