Ephemera; paper throwaways, leaflets, menus, packaging, tickets, brochures and a thousand and one other items.
Ephemera by definition is/are those everyday articles which once used are (or were, before recycling) thrown away. Boxes, menus, postcards, any type of container or wrap, and so on. If your collecting interests come under the banner of 'ephemera' you should consider joining an ephemera society in your country.
collectors, there exists The Ephemera Society of
Australia Inc., based in Victoria.
For New Zealand collectors, there now exists The NZ Ephemerist. Copies of the first edition, published this autumn, are still available. Articles featured include: Identity documents, Early 20th Century NZ Art Ephemera, Southern Hemisphere Christmas Greeting Cards, Emergency Preparedness Ephemera and Isabel's Book. This well produced journal carries illustrations in colour with other 'Individual Items' - Southern Cross Exercise Book, and Opera handbill, plus notes and other useful information. Subscriptions $45 p.a. in New Zealand and details of overseas subscriptions can be found on their website www.newzealandephemerist.org All enquiries by post to The New Zealand Society of Ephemerists, PO Box 22504, Christchurch 8142. More details from firstname.lastname@example.org 1208
Ephemera Fair dates can be found on our FAIRS page, if I've been advised of same.
Queries? John email@example.com