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As I look around my office it seems this ephemera list could go on forever. But I’m stopping at fifty items because I’ve got other things to do – such as go out and get more. In case you missed the description of our last list, “Wet Paper” is simply a more efficient way of saying “Maritime Ephemera” – saving four syllables and several tenths of a second, which might come in handy in my hundred yard dash to the tables of my favorite dealers at the next paper show. In this list you will find journals, documents and photographs of historical interest, a few unusual (unusually inexpensive) clipper ship sailing cards, a cannibalism die cut (try plugging that keyword into eBay) and some handsome decorative items. I’m off to writer’s camp at the end of the week, so get your orders in now. Emails and phone messages will be read in the order in which they are received.
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There was actually a line of traffic turning into the big Ramada Inn complex in Boxborough, Mass. for the paper show this past Saturday. The lobby was crowded with people. I thought, “Wow! The Flamingoz have really gotten the word out this time.” Then, … More >>