Book Fairs | March 16, 2011

Ephemera 31 - International Fair & Conference

OLD GREENWICH, CT - March 18/19/20, 2011: The Ephemera Society of America and Flamingo Eventz, LLC are pleased to announce that Ephemera 31 - the thirty-first annual Ephemera Society of America International Paper Fair and Conference - will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich, CT on March 18/19/20. Treat yourself to a special weekend of conferences, presentations & the finest Ephemera Fair in America! Come learn, talk with collectors and dealers in all the worlds of vintage paper; historical papers to funky rock posters, it's all here. As an added bonus, all attendees will be offered exceptional room rates at the Hyatt. Interested parties should contact the hotel directly for room information at 203-637-1234 and be sure to ask for Discount Code “Ephemera Society”; space is limited so call as soon as possible.

Undeniably the finest Ephemera Fair in North America, this year we are especially proud to welcome the National Valentines Collectors Association (NVCA) and the Poster Stamp Collector Club (PSCC). Both groups will have dealers participating in the fair and will present exhibits, information tables, and a dinner show & tell on Friday evening. Presented fields include historical documents, advertising, prints, posters, photography, books, autographs, maps, documents, World’s Fair, Civil War, comics, puzzles, political, postcards, trade cards, view cards, sheet music, TV & movie memorabilia, games, puzzles, and much, much more. The Ephemera Society of America completes this fabulous International Fair with fascinating exhibits, conferences, appraisals, conservation workshops, discussion groups, and a gala “Fun Raiser” auction Saturday evening. While Society membership is not necessary to attend the fair, participation in the conferences, workshops, discussions, and the auction does require membership. Interested parties may join the Ephemera Society at the fair or through their website: Membership is a mere $50/person and you will be eligible for early admission Saturday morning along with all the other fascinating events of this fabulous weekend.

The fair will feature Internationally prominent vintage ephemera and rare book exhibitors from across the United States, Canada, England, and Europe, presenting an incredible array of vintage ephemera, books and works on paper! Selected exhibitors include Agatherin', West Sand Lake, NY; Aiglatson, Framingham, MA; American Historical Collection, Plantsville, CT; Antipodean Books, Garrison, NY; Austin's Antiquarian Books, Wilmington, VT; Bartleby's Books, Washington, DC; Blaine A. Hill Antiques, Harriman, NY; Bradbury Poster Stamps, Worcester, MA; Britanna Enterprises, Orleans, MA; Bruce Shyer, Oakland, CA; CJG Enterprises, Northport, NY; Cardtique, Stillwater, MN; Caren Archive, Lincolndale, NY; Cartophillians, Cheshire, CT; Castle Halloween, Benwood, WV; Certain Books, Westhampton, NY; Class Menagerie, Bolton Landing, NY; Connecticut Cinderellas, West Hartford, CT; Curtis Lindner, Redding, CT; Dan Miranda, Brookline, MA; David Pollack Vintage Posters, Sherman, CT; Dennis Holzman Antiques, Albany, NY; Dramatis Personae Booksellers, Sheffield, MA; Eclectibles, Tolland, CT; Elizabeth Baird Ephemera, Falmouth, ME; Eureka! Antiques, Evanston, IL; Eveleigh Books and Stamps, Dover, MA; Evie Eysenburg, Cold Spring, NY; Fine Books & Paper Treasures, New Boston, NH; Franklin Gilliam Rare Books, Charlottesville, VA; Gary White - Bookseller, Montrose, NY; Gilann Books, Darien, CT; Goose River Exchange, Lincolnville Beach, ME; Honey & Joseph Freedman, Merion Station, PA; Ian Brabner, Bookseller, Wilmington, DE; Island Antiques & Art Gallery, Shelter Island, NY; James Arsenault & Company, Arrowsic, ME; Joe Maynard, Brooklyn, NY; John Grammer Ephemera, Montgomery, NY; Kaplan & Kopelson Books, New York, NY; Kay Associates, Brooklyn, NY; Kit Barry Ephemera, Brattleboro, VT; Leon Jackson Antiques, Gloucester, MA; Leonard Stamps, Rockville, MD; Marc Chabot Fine Arts, Southbury, CT; Mary L. Martin, Ltd, Perryville, MD; NCC Antiques, Dover, NH; Oxbow Books, Newbury, VT; Paper Americana, Pittsford, NY; Patricia Reilly, Brooklyn, NY; Paul J. Brzozowski, Fairfield, CT; Peter Luke Old & Rare Books, New Baltimore, NY; Quadrille, London, England; R. Dana Sheaff & Company, Scottsdale, AZ; Rare Book & Print Gallery, Elmira, Ontario; Resser-Thorner Antiques, Manchester, NH; Robinson Murray III, Bookseller, Melrose, MA; Rockland Bookman, Orchard Park, NY; Savoy Books, Lanesboro, MA; Stephen & Carol Resnick, Cazenovia, NY; Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Short Hills, NJ; Tamerlane Books, Haverstown, PA; Ten Pound Island, Gloucester, MA; The John Bale Book Company, Waterbury, CT; The Old Pacrats, Newark, DE; Three Sisters Antiques, New Suffolk, NY; University Archives, Westport, CT; Valley Americana, Pepperell, MA; Vintage Charmings, Paris, France; and Willis Monie, Cooperstown, NY.

Conferences include: A Child's View: 19th-Century Paper Theaters by Eric Bernard, The Ephemera of Magic by Robert A. Olson, Pleasures of London by Valerie Jackson-Harris, "Parker's Seal of Cleanliness:" A Look at the Parker Shows Carnival Midway by Barbara Fahs Charles, P. T. Barnum - The Man, The Myth, The Legend by Kathy Maher, The Magic Lantern: 200 years in the Limelight of Popular Culture by Dick Balzer, The Playbill, from Greece and Rome to Broadway by Don B. Wilmeth, American Theatrical Photographs, 1860-1930 by Michael A. Morrison, Collectors Roundtable: A View of My Collection by Art Groten, Steve Miller, Diane Olin, Nancy Rosin, Tamar Zimmerman, and The Other 362 Days: Ephemera Enthusiasts and Social Networking by Lauren Sodano.

There will be a meeting of the Poster Stamp Collectors Club Saturday afternoon at 4pm. Poster Stamps are stamps that were issued from 1895 to 1930 as way to promote special events, exhibits, products, and patriotic symbols. There will be a special display room highlighting these interesting stamps and the fair portion of the weekend will feature several dealers that specialize in poster stamps for your collecting and learning pleasure. Contact with any Poster Stamp questions.

The National Valentine Collectors Association will also be in attendance with a display case of beautiful valentines of all periods as well as dealers at the fair with valentines for sale. If you are interested in participation in a show and tell or group dinner Friday evening, please contact with any Valentine’s questions.

There will be a Collectors Roundtable discussion by 5 inveterate ephemera collectors discussing their collections of poster stamps, valentines, toys, games, and the imagery of Shakers on Sunday morning at 9am.

Conservation Workshops will be announced at the fair, and Collector’s Forum discussions will pop up spontaneously throughout the long weekend. The highlight of the weekend is the Saturday night gala fun-raiser auction - all proceeds of which directly benefit the Society.

For complete dealer or customer information contact Flamingo Eventz at 603-509-2639, e-mail them at, or visit

Conference Hours: Friday, March 18: 9am-4pm/Sunday March 20: 9-11am.
Fair Hours: Saturday, March 19: 10am-5pm/Sunday March 21: 11am-4pm.
Appraisals: Saturday/Sunday, March 19/20: 12:30-2pm Daily, $5/item.
Auction: Saturday, March 19. Silent bids may be made from 8am-6pm with the final auction at 6:30pm
Admission: Adults: $12, Youths 12-21: $6, Under 12: free w/paid Adult, plenty of free parking.
Directions: The Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 1800 East Putnam Avenue (Rt. 1), Old Greenwich, CT. Take I-95 to Exit 5 in Connecticut. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto East Putnam Ave (Rt. 1). Follow to the third traffic light and turn right into the hotel entrance.
Miscellaneous: Refreshments will be available at the fair and a four-star restaurant is on-site at the Hotel.

Background: Flamingo Eventz, LLC presents the finest, most innovative, respected, and successful Book Fairs, Ephemera Shows, and Antiques Shows on the East Coast. The Brunos have over 25 years experience as antique dealers and over 20 years experience as professional antiques show promoters. They are members of the national Professional Show Managers Association (PSMA), and John Bruno is an antiques appraiser and television personality who has appeared on and hosted numerous national television & radio shows discussing antiques.

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