Friday, March 18, 2011

The Ephemera Society Of America International Fair & Conference, Old Greenwich CT, March 18-19-20, 2011

Ephemera Society 29th Show At Hyatt Regency Old Greenwich, CT

This weekend, March 18-19-20, 2011, is the BIG ephemera show at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich, CT. This is one of the finest ephemera shows in the country, sponsored by The Ephemera Society of America and managed by Flamingo Eventz.

What is Ephemera?

According to The Ephemera Society: Ephemera is" Ephemera includes a broad range of minor (and sometimes major) everyday documents intended for one-time or short-term use. The 402-page Encyclopedia of Ephemera lists more than 500 categories from bookmarks to fruit wrappers to posters to theater tickets. To learn more, visit the Ephemera Society website category data base.

29th Ephemera Show Will Offer Autographs, Documents, Prints, Maps, Magazines, Political Etc.

I have talked with many paper collectors who hold The Old Greenwich show in high esteem. This superb show includes "autographs, advertising, prints, posters, photography, books, magazines, maps, documents, World’s Fair, Civil War, comics, puzzles, political, postcards, trade cards, view cards, sheet music, TV & movie memorabilia, games, puzzles, and much, much more".

Ephemera Conferences

There will be conferences including: "A Child's View: 19th-Century Paper Theaters" by Eric Bernard; "The Ephemera of Magic" by Robert A. Olson; "Pleasures of London" by Valerie Jackson-Harris; "Parker's Seal of Cleanliness:" A Look at the Parker Shows Carnival Midway by Barbara Fahs Charles; "P. T. Barnum - The Man, The Myth, The Legend" by Kathy Maher; "The Magic Lantern: 200 years in the Limelight of Popular Culture" by Dick Balzer; "The Playbill, from Greece and Rome to Broadway" by Don B. Wilmeth; "American Theatrical Photographs, 1860-1930" by Michael A. Morrison; "Collectors Roundtable: A View of My Collection" by Art Groten, Steve Miller, Diane Olin, Nancy Rosin, Tamar Zimmerman; and "The Other 362 Days: Ephemera Enthusiasts and Social Networking" by Lauren Sodan.

Fair Hours: Saturday, March 19: 10am-5pm/Sunday March 20: 11am-4pm.
Conference Hours: Friday, Ma
rch 18: 9am-4pm/Sunday March 20: 9-11am.
Appraisals: Sunday, March 20: 1-3pm, $5/item.
Admission: $12/Adult, $6/Young Collectors 12-21,
Under 12 Free w/Paid Adult, plenty of free parking.
Directions: The Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 1800 East Putnam Avenue (Rt. 1), Old Greenwich, CT. Take I-95 to Exit 5 in Connecticut. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto East Putnam Ave (Rt. 1). Follow to the third traffic light and turn right into the hotel entrance.
Miscellaneous: Refreshments will be available throughout.
For further information, p
hotographs, descriptions, or dealer biographies, please contact TINA or JOHN BRUNO at FLAMINGO EVENTZ.
Phone: 603.509.2639

Photos from the collection at

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C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

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