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From ArtLex, which offers this characteristically thorough definition: "printed matter, intended to have only fleeting interest. 'Ephemera' comes from the Greek word 'ephemeros' meaning 'lasting a day.' Examples are: tickets, leaflets, promotional literature or pamphlets, handbills, package labels, campaign buttons or badges, scrapbooks, maps, sheet music, bird's-eye views, playbills, posters, postcards..."

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2000 Covers of Life
2000 Covers of Life
$20.00  -  sold
Alte Reklame Made in USA
Alte Reklame Made in USA
$30.00  -  sold
Amazing Stories Magazine: Fact and Science Fiction, Dec. 1961
Amazing Stories Magazine: Fact and Science Fiction, Dec. 1961
$18.00
American Builder, December 1928
American Builder, December 1928
$25.00  -  sold
American Builder, June 1929
American Builder, June 1929
$25.00  -  sold
American Builder, March 1929
American Builder, March 1929
$25.00  -  sold
American Builder, May 1929
American Builder, May 1929
$25.00  -  sold
American Builder, November 1926
American Builder, November 1926
$25.00  -  sold
American Builder, November 1928
American Builder, November 1928
$25.00  -  sold
An Aspect of Illusion(CUAS 9)
An Aspect of Illusion(CUAS 9)
$28.00  -  sold
Armstrong's Quaker Rugs & Floor Coverings 1929
Armstrong's Quaker Rugs & Floor Coverings 1929
$95.00  -  sold
Art in Confectionery and Pastry
Art in Confectionery and Pastry
$85.00  -  sold
Baby's Red Letter Days
Baby's Red Letter Days
$85.00  -  sold
Ben Day
Ben Day
$95.00  -  sold
Bettendorf Bears
Bettendorf Bears
$150.00  -  sold
Bird Rugs and Floor Coverings, Patterns for 1938
Bird Rugs and Floor Coverings, Patterns for 1938
$95.00  -  sold
Bob Dylan Concert Program, 1978
Bob Dylan Concert Program, 1978
$20.00  -  sold
Build Your Own Brooklyn Bridge
Build Your Own Brooklyn Bridge
$35.00  -  sold
Build Your Own Chrysler Building
Build Your Own Chrysler Building
$35.00  -  sold
Build Your Own Empire State Building
Build Your Own Empire State Building
$35.00
Catalog of Marking Devices and Manual of Usage
Catalog of Marking Devices and Manual of Usage
$75.00  -  sold
Certain-teed Linoleum Floortex
Certain-teed Linoleum Floortex
$48.00
Chase Brothers Company Camera and Brush Catalog
Chase Brothers Company Camera and Brush Catalog
$150.00
Conoco in '34
Conoco in '34
$38.00  -  sold
Dated Bookplates: 1516 to 1895
Dated Bookplates: 1516 to 1895
$125.00
Designing and Building a Model Car
Designing and Building a Model Car
$55.00  -  sold
Fall and Winter Catalogue
Fall and Winter Catalogue
$48.00
Fashions in Foods in Beverly Hills
Fashions in Foods in Beverly Hills
$95.00  -  sold
First Spring of Peace: A Contact Book
First Spring of Peace: A Contact Book
$48.00
Fortune Vol. 1, 1930, Nos. 3, 4, & 5 (three issues, bound)
Fortune Vol. 1, 1930, Nos. 3, 4, & 5 (three issues, bound)
$235.00
Fun for Everyone
Fun for Everyone
$28.00
Goodyear Rubber Floors: Manual of Information
Goodyear Rubber Floors: Manual of Information
$145.00
Harper's School Geography
Harper's School Geography
$35.00
How to Dance
How to Dance
$45.00  -  sold
How to Dance
How to Dance
$45.00
How To Electroplate Baby Shoes for Pleasure and Profit
How To Electroplate Baby Shoes for Pleasure and Profit
$95.00
Johnson Smith & Co. Catalog
Johnson Smith & Co. Catalog
$165.00  -  sold
Martin's Standard Air Transportation Label Catalog
Martin's Standard Air Transportation Label Catalog
$15.00  -  sold
Match Your Rooms to Your Personality
Match Your Rooms to Your Personality
$55.00  -  sold
Mirror Guide to New York
Mirror Guide to New York
$65.00
Mobelvorlagen Werk V 137
Mobelvorlagen Werk V 137
$150.00  -  sold
Modern Inspirations in Home Decoration, Thayer & Chandler 1929 Catalog
Modern Inspirations in Home Decoration, Thayer & Chandler 1929 Catalog
$60.00
Modern Packaging, Vol. 25, No. 6, February 1952
Modern Packaging, Vol. 25, No. 6, February 1952
$45.00  -  sold
New York, The Wonder City of the World
New York, The Wonder City of the World
$35.00  -  sold
New York, the Wonder City: Views of Beautiful New York City
New York, the Wonder City: Views of Beautiful New York City
$25.00  -  sold
Nurseryman's Book
Nurseryman's Book
$165.00  -  sold
Paris and its Environs
Paris and its Environs
$50.00
Pep Boys 1960 Catalog
Pep Boys 1960 Catalog
$55.00
Playbill: Gorey Stories, October 1978
Playbill: Gorey Stories, October 1978
$60.00
Posters American Style
Posters American Style
$60.00
Printed Ephemera
Printed Ephemera
$25.00  -  sold
Pseudo-Isochromatic Plates for Testing Color Perception (Revised Selection)
Pseudo-Isochromatic Plates for Testing Color Perception (Revised Selection)
$85.00  -  sold
Qui Etes-Vous Mr. Freedom?: Ironical Movies in 1960-1970
Qui Etes-Vous Mr. Freedom?: Ironical Movies in 1960-1970
$125.00  -  sold
Sears, Roebuck & Co. Consumers Guide, Fall 1909
Sears, Roebuck & Co. Consumers Guide, Fall 1909
$30.00
Sinclair & Valentine Co. Printing Inks Catalogue No. 8
Sinclair & Valentine Co. Printing Inks Catalogue No. 8
$85.00  -  sold
Smico Fan-Out Color Selector
Smico Fan-Out Color Selector
$38.00  -  sold
Spring and Summer Catalogue
Spring and Summer Catalogue
$65.00
Stage Makeup
Stage Makeup
$30.00
Swimsuits: 100 Years of Pictures, National Geographic Collector's Edition Vol. 4
Swimsuits: 100 Years of Pictures, National Geographic Collector's Edition Vol. 4
$45.00  -  sold
Tap Dancing for Beginners
Tap Dancing for Beginners
$55.00  -  sold
Teachers' Requisitions for Text Books
Teachers' Requisitions for Text Books
$35.00
The Architectural Forum, January 1948
The Architectural Forum, January 1948
$75.00  -  sold
The Architectural Record, For Quarter Ending June 30, 1893
The Architectural Record, For Quarter Ending June 30, 1893
$65.00
The Architectural Record, For Quarter Ending March 31, 1896
The Architectural Record, For Quarter Ending March 31, 1896
$65.00  -  sold
The Beauty Angle Position
The Beauty Angle Position
$65.00  -  sold
The Classroom Printer Guide
The Classroom Printer Guide
$48.00
The Hanoum Camps for Girls
The Hanoum Camps for Girls
$48.00  -  sold
The HO Railroad That Grows
The HO Railroad That Grows
$15.00
The Home Garden
The Home Garden
$28.00  -  sold
The Home, 1923
The Home, 1923
$75.00  -  sold
The Home, 1923
The Home, 1923
$75.00  -  sold
The Lucky Bag (US Naval Academy Annual)
The Lucky Bag (US Naval Academy Annual)
$200.00  -  sold
The Museum of Modern Art Bulletin: Department of Industrial Design
The Museum of Modern Art Bulletin: Department of Industrial Design
$28.00  -  sold
The National Archives of the United States
The National Archives of the United States
$48.00
The New Yorker, April 23, 1932
The New Yorker, April 23, 1932
$100.00  -  sold
The Pleasure Chest Compendium of Amourous & Prurient Paraphernalia
The Pleasure Chest Compendium of Amourous & Prurient Paraphernalia
$65.00  -  sold
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: a Calendar for the Year 1912
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: a Calendar for the Year 1912
$35.00  -  sold
The Story of the Armory Show
The Story of the Armory Show
$45.00  -  sold
The Story of the Armory Show
The Story of the Armory Show
$75.00  -  sold
The Story of the Armory Show
The Story of the Armory Show
$75.00
The Wolf Cubbook
The Wolf Cubbook
$35.00
This is Japan 1966
This is Japan 1966
$45.00  -  sold
This is Japan 1966
This is Japan 1966
$45.00
Tip Top Tapping
Tip Top Tapping
$45.00
Tip Top Tapping
Tip Top Tapping
$45.00  -  sold
Tools for Machinists and Metal Workers, Catalog #115
Tools for Machinists and Metal Workers, Catalog #115
$125.00
Typographic Facts
Typographic Facts
$95.00  -  sold
Vick Lawston's Giant Surprise Catalog
Vick Lawston's Giant Surprise Catalog
$175.00  -  sold
Viele Grusse: Eine Kulturgeschichte der Postkarte
Viele Grusse: Eine Kulturgeschichte der Postkarte
$24.00  -  sold
Where Paris Dines
Where Paris Dines
$55.00  -  sold
Who's Who in New York
Who's Who in New York
$70.00
Woodcut Bookplates Souvenir
Woodcut Bookplates Souvenir
$385.00
Y & E Filing System Supplies Catalog No. 3700
Y & E Filing System Supplies Catalog No. 3700
$65.00
Your Hidden Skeleton
Your Hidden Skeleton
$65.00  -  sold
Zanol Catalog
Zanol Catalog
$55.00  -  sold
Zanol, Catalog No. 1, Edition A
Zanol, Catalog No. 1, Edition A
$65.00  -  sold
Zanol, Catalog No. 2, Edition A
Zanol, Catalog No. 2, Edition A
$65.00  -  sold

 
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