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The Rewards of Membership

Applications for membership are invited from all who are interested in printed and handwritten ephemera.

Members enjoy a lively programme of events and - of particular value to collectors - two special ephemera fairs each year which promote the discovery of fresh collectable material. Members of the Society enjoy the privilege of early access.

Members receive the Society's acclaimed illustrated journal,
The Ephemerist, which contains news, articles, members’ sales-and-wants advertisements, notes and queries and reviews of new books and current exhibitions. Published quarterly, The Ephemerist, has established a reputation as a source of quality information on all aspects of ephemera. Attractively produced in colour, with up to 32 pages, it brings together new writing by academics and collectors offering insights into their own specialist areas of expertise.

Image members' handbook Exclusive to members is the Ephemera Society Handbook which lists names and addresses of fellow members, including dealers, with their specialised collecting interests, plus a subject index which facilitates the finding of like-minded enthusiasts and aid in the locating of relevant specialists.

It's simple to become a member

Annual Membership Subscriptions

United Kingdom £30
Student £15

Europe £40/€50
Student £25/€30

Rest of the world £50/US$75
Student £35/US$50

If you would like to become a member of the Society, please complete the membership application form. We have provided a printable form for you to fill in, just click here and print it out, or download the form as a PDF file (26KB). No printer available? Then simply contact us and we will post an application form to you.


The Ephemerist

Summer 2017

Front cover of The Ephemerist

In this issue of the journal:

  • Henna Karhapää
    Three trade cards of Matthew Darly
  • Anna Scully
    Railway timetables for ‘special trains’ from the year 1880
  • John G. Sayers
    Coronation voyage on RMS Queen Mary
  • University of Reading typography students
    First time at the Fair
  • Plus regular favourites
    Mrs Pepys' Diary, Bookstack and Notes & Queries
Ephemera - minor transient documents of every day life