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The Ephemera Society Summer & Winter Fairs

Sundays · 29 May · 4 December 2022

Ephemera Fair

A window into the past for both the curious and the collector — find rare, unusual and historic paper items, priced from £2 to over £2000. A huge range of ephemera will be on display. The fairs will be on for one day only so make a note in your diary now, we look forward to seeing you there!

  • Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
  • Coram Street
  • London WC1N 1HT
  • United Kingdom
  • Entry £3 · 11am - 4pm · All welcome
  • Members from 10am

Interested in booking a table for the fair? Reserve your space - download the booking form

For more details call 01923 829079 or email

Join us! The Ephemera Society is always pleased to welcome new members. Payment can be made online by PayPal.


Delights of Transport: Milwaukee Transit Passes

Transit pass ticket

Letterform Archive

In the 1930s–60s, Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company offered trolley and bus riders a weekly burst of colour and hand lettering.

Milwaukee claims to be the inventor of the weekly transit pass, and for several decades they could also boast to have some of the most beautiful ones.

Read more and view the tickets



From Edinburgh to London & Beyond: Railway Posters from the Golden Age of Travel

Until 26 June 2022

This new exhibition celebrates the remarkable and striking work of some of the leading railway poster artists of the mid-twentieth century. Comprising of 40 original railway posters dating from the 1920s to the 1950s, ‘See Ushaw By Train’ – is a journey back in time from Edinburgh to London & Beyond via railway posters.

Railway Posters from the Golden Age of Travel

Some may reminisce on their younger years, whilst others will simply discover the past. Back then, London to Edinburgh wasn’t as easy to reach as it is today, a hardworking, cash-strapped worker in London would be fascinated by the Northumberland Coast or the Yorkshire Countryside posters on display at London railway stations and would aspire to escape their everyday life and ‘See Britain By Train’.

The exhibition will cover all the major destinations on LNER’s East Coast Mainline – including the Northumberland Coast, Newcastle, Durham and York – represented by large, bold and eye-catching vintage railway posters. An additional section of the exhibition includes posters advertising many of the LNER’s branch line destinations. Locations in this section include East Anglia, towns and villages on the Yorkshire Coast and Hadrian’s Wall.

  • Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens
  • Woodland Road
  • County Durham
  • DH7 7DW
  • UK

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Curious Creatures: Victorian attitudes to animals

Until 31 December 2022

Victorian animal headwear

An exhibition that explores the many ways in which the Victorians interacted with and sometimes exploited animals. Focussing on the period 1810-1914, the exhibition looks at ethical issues about our relationship with nature that are still relevant today.

Objects on display in Curious Creatures will include taxidermy animals and items made from animal skin or bone.

Get ready to meet a gallery of pet lovers, lion tamers, pigeon fanciers, colonial hunters, offal eaters, feather-hat wearers and more.

  • Abbey House Museum
  • Abbey Walk
  • Kirkstall
  • Leeds LS5 3EH
  • UK

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