AT OUR LAST SHOW & TELL, I BOUGHT A FEW, AND THEN PICKED UP A BOX OF NO LONGER LOCAL BEER COASTERS. Like the long gone commercial blotter, they combine the ability to soak up excess fluid with … [Read more...]
To collect or not to collect?
Love them or loathe them - Coles mini collectables are back! Irrespective of the moral and environmental arguments circulating in the press, commercial collectables such as these have a long … [Read more...]
Nice cup of tea while reading the ESA journal?
LATEST EPHEMERA JOURNAL - have you got a copy? 44 pages of beautifully illustrated and researched stories about ephemera. Join the Society and get a copy. Or buy this copy only for $18 including … [Read more...]
Supermarketart - here are some snippets from 1940s to 1980s. This arises from a search for some 'missing' items. Contributors noted in the caption. The supermarkets seem not to spend on … [Read more...]
Biscuits, cricket and a good war – great way to spend a Sunday
WE WILL FEATURE OVER THE NEXT DAYS MATERIAL THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE NEXT FAIR. Here we go with Michael Shields who will be selling sport memorabilia, postcards, accessories, old newspapers, … [Read more...]
You have to eat your fruit and vegetables
TOO BIG TO COLLECT? WE RECENTLY HAD SOME CONTACT FROM A COLLECTOR IN NORTH QUEENSLAND WHO PHOTOGRAPHED BANANA BOXES STACKED ON THE BACK OF TRUCKS. (These photographs were posted on the Society's … [Read more...]
In the bag/on the bag
MANY KNOW THAT OUR FOUNDER HONOR GODFREY COLLECTED PAPER BAGS. As we pass another anniversary of the Society's creation - August 1987, here are some recently collected paper bags that Honor might … [Read more...]
Lying around but getting up on the screen for the Symposium
AT EACH SYMPOSIUM WE INVITE MEMBERS TO SPEAK– MANDY BEDE will be talking about her recently collected items and why she could not just leave them lying around. Her recently collected include fruit … [Read more...]
The most direct route to this collector’s heart was through his stomach
ESA member Terry AG grew up in the 1950s and 60s in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs and loved eating ice cream. He devoured his way through the Toppa Woppa, Toppa Trumpet, Slippery Sam (tube of … [Read more...]