Yesterday's Paper - Vivienne O'Neill Collecting Ephemera in Australia new hardcover book
A Guide to Collecting Ephemera in Australia
by VIVIENNE O'NEILL
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New hardcover book with dustjacket, full of colour photos.
Paper features a charming collection of ephemera, reproduced in
full colour and accompanied by a detailed and informative text together with
succinct captions and price guides.
With close to 1000 photographs spread over 19 chapters, it
provides many fascinating and intriguing insights into Australian life in days
gone by. The chapters, each self-contained, cover such diverse topics as trade
cards, greeting cards, postcards and comics, as well as games, novelties,
almanacs, calendars, diaries and more.
Written and compiled by Vivienne O'Neill, Yesterday's
Paper is, in its own right, a delightful and contemporary 'printed
This beautifully illustrated hardcover book with dustjacket
covers a wide range of collectable items usually grouped under the umbrella
terms 'ephemera' or 'printed collectables'. Many of these seemingly
trivial pieces have survived purely by accident as they were not intended to
last, but the survivors often have much to tell about the eras that produced
Ephemera collectors in Australia do not generally restrict
themselves to local material, and neither does this book, yet local items do
tend to predominate. Although many have survived by chance, usually even the
rarer items still only command moderate prices, frequently less than one hundred
Some of the images will ring nostalgic bells while others
may be unfamiliar. All should give the reader an enjoyable trip back in time.
About the author:
written numerous articles on various aspects of collecting ephemera. Her
collection began when she realised how useful items could be in the classroom.
Since retiring from teaching, she and her husband Ian Bullock (also a keen
collector) have opened a small antique shop in Saddleworth, south of the Clare
Valley in South Australia.
by John Furphy Pty Ltd, publishers of Carter's
Price Guides to Antiques in Australasia and Carter's
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Yesterday's Paper: A Guide to Collecting Ephemera in Australia by Vivienne O'Neill
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