Do you collect any particular type of Ephemera?
Show us your collections!!!
lol I just read this to my husband and he said ... "What DON'T you collect???!"
I collect English tobacco cards. Everything else I collect (and yes, it's a lot of different stuff) I collect with the idea of selling it later.
But the tobacco cards, for the most part, I keep. Only duplicates find their way to my shops.
(excellent new group, Elsie love ... hope your holidays are proceeding nicely ♥_
I guess I collect early twentieth century magazines.....they are intended for sale but every time I get the tubs (plural!) out to sort I end up reading and then repacking them. Love old magazines. Like the "other" Karen :) most of my ephemera is for resale.....I just can't seem to part with those mags......
I'm not a big collector really--don't get me wrong, I have lots and lots of stuff, but aside from books there's nothing that I feel I have to have many of.
But I do have a small collection of postcards starting. I sell them because I like them (don't always make a lot of money), but there are some I haven't been able to part with. Most of the ones I keep are early 1900s, some of them with bizarre flying machines or futuristic themes.
old railroad stuff, old legal documents, sports programs, letters...
I collect postcards ... which started in the 1970s when my best friend was deployed in the Navy. We kept in touch that way for years ... now we're married, and have started collecting them together.
We have the idea that we'd like to have postcards of places we visit -- put them in an album, and then collect vintage postcards from the same place. We have some current ones from Niagara Falls, and I've found some older ones. It's a "vision" we'll fulfill someday.
One spot we have collected a few from is Mt. Rainier, some from the early 1900s, alongside current ones. It's fun to look at how a place has changed through the decades.