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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 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 magazine,
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 28 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

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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

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The Ephemerist

Autumn 2017

Front cover of The Ephemerist

In this issue of the journal:

  • Centre for Ephemera Studies
    The A–Z of ephemera
  • John G. Sayers
    A Sunlight Soap testimonial
  • Amoret Tanner
    Swallow a bee at bedtime: collecting on a shoe string
  • Julie Anne Lambert
    Michael Lawrence Turner (1935 – 2017)
  • Carina Broman
    Swedish dance programmes
  • Plus regular favourites
    Mrs Pepys' Diary and Notes & Queries
Ephemera - minor transient documents of every day life