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Is it the trade card of early twentieth century ephemera collector?

Le Vieux Papier

  • Card of Mr Boisserie de Masmontet membre de la Société archéologique
    dated 1908, 108 x 70mm (4¼ x 2¾in)

Q Can anyone shed any light on this card?

Paper Boy

A It is a membership card for Le Vieux Papier, the first Society devoted to the study of printed and manuscript ephemera founded in France in 1900.



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Ephemera - minor transient documents of every day life