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Publisher’s Corner: October 2019

Publisher’s Corner: October 2019

Enthusiastic About Ephemera by Maxine Carter-Lome Merriam-Webster defines ephemera as “something of no lasting significance – paper items (such as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use.” Yet to collectors, these pieces of history on paper are anything but “minor transient documents of everyday life,” as they were once […]

Presidential Glass

Presidential Glass

Since at least the 1820s, North American memorabilia has appealed to the patriotic spirit by portraying the presidents who Americans so dearly loved. Manufacturers of material goods charmed the working class-especially the women, who had control over their parlor rooms that “overflowed with store-bought mass-produced objects, carefully arranged …” These items distributed to the American […]

Collector's Showcase: November 2015

Collector's Showcase: November 2015

Campaign Memorabilia Presidential election seasons pique the interest or stimulate the collecting compulsion of political junkies and history buffs. Such was the case in 1972 when I purchased my first political campaign item at a flea market. By fall 1975, as unknown Jimmy Carter rose in curiosity and popularity, I was determined to acquire as […]

Publisher's Corner: November 2015

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

Welcome to the Month of November Every November we go to the polls to exercise our constitutional right to affirm, adjust, or repeal the people, parties, and ideals that define our democracy and protect our individual rights. For collectors of political and presidential memorabilia, the history of our democracy can be found in everything from […]