ROLL UP, ROLL UP ON SUNDAY 20 November 2016: The Ephemera Society of Australia has been running its twice-yearly COLLECTABLES & EPHEMERA FAIRS since 1987, possibly the oldest and best fairs of their kind in Australia. The next fair promises to be a bottler. With over 40 stalls, some from interstate, you are likely to find the whole spectrum of ephemera collectables– from traditional to eclectic– and from vintage to current– at prices to suit all pockets. Here are just a few of the items you are likely to find: early comics, postcards, advertising memorabilia, posters, football cards and magazines, vintage sporting memorabilia, Olympics, badges, letterheads, local history (especially Victorian), swap cards, North American ephemera, old photos, cigarette and trade cards, tin badges, swap cards, cricket collectables.
Of course we can’t guarantee exactly what’s going to be for sale on the day, but from the feedback we get from our visitors, there is a good chance that you will find what you are looking for– or someone will point you in the right direction.
So, Roll Up, Roll Up, bring the kids too– they get in for free! And come early to get the best choice.
If you would like to sell at the fair contact us on: mmbede810 at gmail dot com – we always like to squeeze in some new faces. [Please note that the email address listed previously should be written in the usual way with the ‘at’ symbol, no space either side. Ditto for the word ‘dot’ – replace with a dot, no space. This is to try and minimize spamming].
Opening times: 10am-3pm. Adults $5, concession $4, kids accompanied by an adult–free. Early bird entry for current members starts at 9:15am. You can join on the spot if you want early bird entry– $40 / $25 concession. The Fair is proudly presented by the Ephemera Society of Australia.
Venue: the Parkview Room, Camberwell Civic Centre, 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria. For a map click here.
The Parkview Room is located in the Camberwell Library Complex. Access is from the Library Foyer (Camberwell Road.) or via the glass doors on the west of the Parkview Room itself, from Reserve Road, or from Inglesby Road.
Parking: there is parking across a small park. There is street parking in Reserve Road. There is no street parking in Inglesby Road.
Getting there: enter via foot from Camberwell Road (up the steps) or from Reserve Road.
Public transport– Tram: No.75 Vermont South tram has stops outside the Civic Centre (stops 42 or 43). The venue is also near Camberwell junction (3 blocks walk down Camberwell Road to the Civic Centre). Camberwell junction is serviced by 2 tram routes: No.70 Wattle Park (stop 40); No.72 Camberwell (stop 60).
Train: the closest train station is Riversdale Station on the Alamein line. The venue is 10-15 minutes walk from the Camberwell Station which is on the Lilydale, Belgrave and Alamein lines. You can catch a tram down to the junction from Camberwell Station.
Taxi: there is a taxi rank at Camberwell Station and it is about a 5 minute drive from the station to the venue.
Victoria Triggs says
Do you have contacts for person/s who can assess the significance and value of postcard collections? This relates to a deceased estate of a dear friend. Some of the postcards are in albums, others are loose and go back quite a long time, as family collections. If yes please advise contact details or suggest where else to try.
Thank you in anticipation.
jerome irwin says
i’m a Canadian writer, married to an Aussie, who splits the year up between living in British Columbia and Faulconbridge, N.S.W. I will be returning to the Blue Mountains at the end of January and will be in NSW for two months (February/March).
Will there be any Collectables & Ephemera Fair’s of any kind in NSW during that time that I would be able to attend?
If not, can you recommend antique shops or collectors in the Sydney area specializing in Ephemera (historic postcards/posters, colonial/aboriginal photographs, nature/wildlife scenes)?
Also looking for advice on value and sale of postcards and associated ephemera dating from early to mid 20th century