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The Ephemera Society Summer & Winter Fairs 2024

Sunday 23 June · Sunday 15 December

Coming in 2024

A window into the past for both the curious and the collector find rare, unusual and historic paper items, priced from £2 to over £1000. A huge range of printed 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
Early admission for members from 10am

For more details call John Robertson, Fairs Secretary on 07837 527659 or by email:

 

 

Ephemera 44

15-17 March 2024

The Ephemera Society of America 44th Annual Conference and Fair

The Ephemera Society of America 44th Annual Conference and Fair will look at the ephemera of conflict and where possible, resolution.

While war, national and international, may first come to mind, our topic will also include significant social or political movements where ephemera has been produced to advance an argument or as evidence of what transpired.

The many sides of conflict can include non-aggressive or fervently anti-aggressive positions such as pacifism or diplomacy. Using satire and even humor in the cause of a serious argument can result in ephemera with a “bite.”

For example, the Guerilla Girls art movement has sought to expose bias and corruption in the arts using stealthy and satirical forms of “attack.” Ephemera has also been a crucial component in propaganda and disinformation campaigns in a variety of conflicts.

Ephemera 44 will include nine presentations relating to the topics of conflict and/or resolution, relying heavily on tangible ephemera.

Don't miss the Ephemera Fair on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17 with 60+ Exhibitors specialising in Ephemera vintage posters, postcards, letters, photographs, tickets, brochures, advertisements, and so much more.

  • Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • 1800 E Putnam Ave
  • Old Greenwich
  • CT 06870
  • USA

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Great Escapes: Remarkable Second World War Captives

Until 21 July 2024

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A major new exhibition from The National Archives exploring the human spirit in times of captivity during the Second World War.

The exhibition reveals iconic and under-told stories of prisoners of war and civilian internees.

From famous escape attempts such as the escape from Stalag Luft III that we know as “the Great Escape” and British officer Airey Neave’s escape from Colditz Castle dressed as a German soldier, to remarkable stories of individuals seeking escape through art, music and finding love, the exhibition offers glimpses of the courage and ingenuity that is possible in desperately hard times.

The exhibition is free to visit and you do not need to book a ticket.

  • The National Archives
  • Kew, Richmond
  • TW9 4DU
  • UK

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Into Battle: The Art of British War Comics

Until 30 April 2024

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This wonderful display examines the war comic s heyday via original artwork much of it on public display for the first time to tell the story of war comics decade by decade.

A partnership with Rebellion Publishing, who bought the rights to Battle comic in 2016 and still publishes special editions of classics such as 2000AD, Roy of the Rovers and Battle Action.

The exhibition draws on their extensive archives and features spectacular covers and action-packed panels from War Picture Library and Battle Picture Weekly.

  • The Cloister Gallery (Ground Floor)
  • Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
  • Park Street
  • Woodstock OX20 1SN
  • UK

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Postman's Knock

Dressed to Deliver

Until September 2024

You can spot your postie by their brightly coloured get-up, but what is the history of their uniform and how has it changed?

This exhibition at The Postal Museum explores Britain's famous postal uniform and how it has evolved throughout history.

From smartly dressed Victorians to modern posties and their activewear uniforms have helped make postal workers an iconic feature of life in the UK.

  • The Postal Museum
  • 15-20 Phoenix Place
  • London
  • WC1X 0DA
  • UK

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Living Letters: Correspondence then and now

Until 3 March 2024

Writing a letterFor centuries letters have been key vehicles of human communication. This exhibition explores correspondence from the medieval period to the present and celebrates the letter s enduring importance.

It examines letters capacity to chronicle all stages and aspects of human life from birth to death and to capture both the personal and the professional.

It reveals how they are powerful in their abilities to connect with and impact on the lives of others. It illuminates how letters are also deeply vulnerable, fragile objects whose preservation is liable to the vicissitudes of time, fashion, and chance.

  • Weston Gallery
  • Lakeside Arts
  • University Park
  • Nottingham NG7 2RD
  • UK

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