Friday, August 19, 2022

Vintage Valentines for Sale

This is just one of the vintage Valentines in my collection that I'm selling on the National Valentine Collectors Association Marketplace on Facebook. Nancy Rosin, who has collected the rarest and oldest  Valentines, is the moderator.  But you'll see a variety of items (and price points) on the site.

You can join the Marketplace here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Coney Island excursion ca. 1880s

This item is from the Charles Steele box. More than 10 years ago, the man who found the box in Newton, NJ, created a website with pictures of what was inside. That website is gone, but you can learn more about his find at Collectors Weekly. For anyone who loves history and ephemera, it's a fascinating story, and a reminder of how many treasures are just barely saved from the dumpster.


Monday, August 1, 2022

Little Orphan Annie's Paper Dolls, "Junior Commandos" 1943

Front and back covers of a pristine book. Wonderful illustration inside of the mobilization of the general public as the U.S. entered World War II. 

It's an oversize book, not that easy to scan, but I'll give it a shot before the end of the summer.