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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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Celia and Adam’s wedding was a great success. Most of the house guests and hangers on have departed, and… Holy Smokes! It’s time for another freakin’ book fair! Where did the time go? I must say, this year’s 40th annual Boston International Antiquari … More >>