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this postcard, found on ebay, is a fine example of bauhaus-era typography. however most of my ephemera is usually found at paper fairs. i attend ephemera fairs whenever i can. early in our relationship, my wife would attend these with me. over the years she has grown bored with these fairs and possibly with me, too. to find the real jewels requires a desire and perseverance that many people don’t possess. dealers from all over come to these fairs. there are dozens upon  
dozens of categories of specialization. there are postcard dealers, too; a whole breed unto themselves. maybe you saw the exhibition of walker evans’ postcard collection at the moma. i missed it. I usually start with the miscellaneous category. i rarely choose to mention my interests. once you find something you  
like and ask the price, the dealers will generally pull out other items they think you might like. every dealer has a story to tell and, if you have the patience, it’s usually worth listening. in this same vein, i hope you find my posts worth reading Online Blackjack. thank you.
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this postcard, found on ebay, is a fine example of bauhaus-era typography. however most of my ephemera is usually found at paper fairs. i attend ephemera fairs whenever i can. early in our relationship, my wife would attend these with me. over the years she has grown bored with these fairs and possibly with me, too. to find the real jewels requires a desire and perseverance that many people don’t possess. dealers from all over come to these fairs. there are dozens upon dozens of categories of specialization. there are postcard dealers, too; a whole breed unto themselves. maybe you saw the exhibition of walker evans’ postcard collection at the moma. i missed it. I usually start with the miscellaneous category. i rarely choose to mention my interests. once you find something you like and ask the price, the dealers will generally pull out other items they think you might like. every dealer has a story to tell and, if you have the patience, it’s usually worth listening. in this same vein, i hope you find my posts worth reading. thank you.



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  1. oh yes, i definately do (find your posts worth reading), and i love flea-markets and charity shops. exactly as you say – you need patience and patience, and.. sort of a “scanning eye”. midst of all that mess to find something really beautiful, or cute.. it’s very satisfying, isn’t it?
    hallo from germany,
    ieva

    Comment by ieva jansone — 03/07/2009 LINK TO THIS COMMENT


  2. the most exasperating thing about taking the kids to the flea market = not being able to look through all the piles of old snapshots.

    I feel like I want to be training them to go, but I’m sure the price is a sheaf of passed up, hidden masterpieces.

    Also I think you mean the Walker Evans show at the Met.

    Comment by greg.org — 03/07/2009 LINK TO THIS COMMENT


  3. @greg.org -
    kids in the flea market – it’s a desaster :)) i leave them at home

    Comment by ieva jansone — 09/07/2009 LINK TO THIS COMMENT


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