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A thing of beauty is a joy forever:

Its loveliness increases;

John Keats, 1795 – 1821

I am very pleased to welcome you to this site which concentrates on early printing and also has some pages for children (of all ages).

Across all The Ephemera Album sites are displayed artists illustrations from printed paper matter spanning 4 centuries. A resource and inspiration for artists, illustrators and designers as well as other ephemerists.

Or just plain eye-candy for the curious. Mmmm….. Pure nostalgia!!

If you enjoy this site please -

* visit The Ephemera Album Part 2 (via the Links button on the left) concentrating on 20th Century printing and advertising;

*e-mail and tell your friends;

*bookmark or add me to your Favourites so that you can pay me another visit soon; and

*don’t forget to sign my guest book.

Please note that there may be some colour variations between the original image and the image displayed on this site due to scanning etc. No digital retouching has been carried out to remove creases, blemishes, etc.

About me

I have spent a lifetime acquiring paper collectibles: postcards, cigarette cards, old adverts and packaging -virtually anything on any theme. Not specialising gives me a broad based knowledge.

I have ended up with a collection of differing quality right up to what I regard as really top range stuff. The lesser items are a yardstick with which to measure the quality of other items, they lift up the better to a place of prominence.

Now, be my guest and sit back and enjoy!!

Thanks, Bernie



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