Ephemera 34 International Fair & Conference

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OLD GREENWICH, CT—March 14/15/16, 2014: The Ephemera Society of America (ESA) and Flamingo Eventz  are proud to announce that Ephemera 34—the 34th annual Ephemera Society of America International Paper Fair and Conference—will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich, CT on March 14/15/16, 2014. 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—from historical papers to funky rock posters, it's all here.

Undeniably the finest Ephemera Fair in North America, presented fields include historical documents, advertising, prints, posters, photography, books, autographs, maps, documents, World’s Fair, Civil War, comics, puzzles, political, postcards, trade cards,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, both a silent auction & a live auction, and a gala award dinner Saturday evening where the 2014 Rickards Award will be presented. 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.

While Society membership is not necessary to attend the Fair, participate in the conferences, workshops, discussions, and dinner—membership has many other important benefits, including discounted attendance fees at the conferences ($50 for members vs. $60 for non-members) and early discounted admission to the Fair (9am at $10 on opening day, Saturday, for members vs. 10am at $12 for non-members). In addition, members receive The Ephemera Journal; a 32-page four-color publication published three times a year; an annual Membership Directory; the monthly eNews, and special admission to Society-sponsored functions. There is a separate fee for the Society dinner and awards ceremony. Interested parties may join the Ephemera Society at the Fair or through their website: EphemeraSociety.org; membership is a mere $50/person.

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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! Past exhibitors have included 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; and Vintage Charmings, Paris, France.

Conferences hours are Friday March 14: 8:45am-5pm and Sunday March 16: 9-11am. The theme this year is “Food & Drink—Field To Table”. Topics include: Culinary Ephemera: The Paper Trails of American Social History by William Woys Weaver, Shaker Seed by M. Stephan Miller, Tomatoes A to Z by Michael A. Russo, Remedies to Recipes by Elizabeth Young, What’s On The Menu? by Henry Voigt, The Art of The Wine Label by Michael Osborne, An invitation to cocktails by Don Lindgren, Little Cookbooks by Leslie M. Behm and Shirley Brocker Sliker, To Market, To Market by Donny Zaldin, Star-Spangled Turkeys: Patriotic Metaphors in Thanksgiving Postcards A Flash Presentation by Daniel Gifford, and Dear Nannie…Yours Devotedly, Charlie A Flash Presentation by Gail McMillan.

In addition, there will be a Meet The Authors Reception and Book Signing immediately following the Friday conferences. 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 awards dinner and the silent and live auctions.

For complete dealer or customer information contact Flamingo Eventz at 603-509-2639, e-mail them at FlamingoEventz@metrocast.net, or visit FlamingoEventz.com.

Conference Hours: Friday March 14: 8:45am-5:30pm and Sunday March 16: 9-11am.

Fair Hours: Saturday, March 15: 10am-5pm/Sunday March 16: 11am-4pm.

Appraisals: Sunday, March 16: 1-3pm, $5/item by John Bruno, star of the hit PBS antique competition series Market Warriors.

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: The Ephemera Society of America, Inc (ESA), is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to cultivate and encourage interest in ephemera and the history identified with it; to further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of ephemera by people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest; to promote the personal and institutional collection, preservation, exhibition, and research of ephemeral materials; to serve as a link among collectors, dealers, institutions, and scholars; and to contribute to the cultural life of those who have an interest in our heritage as a nation or a people, both nationally and internationally.

Flamingo Eventz, LLC presents the finest, most innovative, successful, and respected Book & Ephemera Fairs in the Northeast. The Bruno’s have over 25 years experience as antique dealers and over 20 years experience as professional show promoters. They are members of the Antiques & Collectibles National Association (ACNA), and John Bruno is an antiques appraiser and television personality who can be seen on the PBS series MARKET WARRIORS.

Images courtesy of Flamingo Eventz.

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