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Advertising, Paper & Ephemera

People have bought and sold goods since ancient times, and they have advertised their goods for sale for just as long. Ancient Egyptians used steel carvings and papyrus signs to advertise their wares. Romans put up posters on walls to advertise gladiator events, and in the Middle Ages, town criers would call out when and where local open markets would be held.

Advertising changed dramatically with the invention of the printing press around 1440. Print advertising suddenly became affordable, allowing businesses to reach many more people through newspapers and fliers than they ever had before. Classified ads first appeared in 1631 in France, and in 1891, Sears ran the first direct marketing campaign in when it mailed postcards to 8,000 potential customers.

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I The King, A Proclamation to Restrain the Spreading of False News Printed

May 24, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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An early 20th century papier mache advertising figure Formed as a St. Berna

May 24, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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A folder containing various news articles and auto

May 24, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Knutsford, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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A Staffordshire Volunteer inventory grade official

May 24, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Knutsford, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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Two albums of early 20th Century postcards

May 24, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Cranham, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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NEW YORK CITY CIGAR STORE COUPON

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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NEW YORK CITY CIGAR STORE COUPON

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$2 (2 bids)

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VINTAGE MARKET STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y. POST CARD

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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VINTAGE DUTCHESS COUNTY COURT HOUSE POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y. POST CARD

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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NEW YORK CITY CIGAR STORE COUPON

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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VINTAGE POUGHKEEPSIE BRIDGE, POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y. POST CARD

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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NEW YORK CITY CIGAR STORE COUPON

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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1931 ICELAND 2 AURAR

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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NEW YORK CITY CIGAR STORE COUPON

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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VINTAGE MARKET STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y. POST CARD

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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VINTAGE ACADEMY STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y. POST CARD

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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VINTAGE HYDE PARK ROAD, POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y. POST CARD

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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VINTAGE HUDSON RIVER STATE HOSPITAL, POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y. POST CARD

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

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1907 DUTCHESS COUNTY COURT HOUSE POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y. POST CARD

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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VINTAGE THE LAKE VASSAR COLLEGE , POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y. POST CARD

May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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1863 CIVIL WAR ERA ONE COUNTRY PIE BAKER ADVERTISING INDIAN HEAD TOKEN

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$6 (3 bids)

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LOT OF 2 DOAK TAVERN ADVERTISING TRADE TOKENS

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (1 bid)

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LOT OF 25 VINTAGE POSTCARDS

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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DEMME BROS PAINTS 46 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CALENDER

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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IVORY SALT FLAVORS THE THING METAL SIGN ADVERTISEMENT

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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COAL COMPANY VICTORIAN LADIES ADVERTISING FAN

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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BUDWEISER BEER TRAY

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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1872 ANTIQUE ASTORIA, OR MAYOR ISAAC W.  HAND WRITTEN LETTER

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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1955 VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD HOME NEWS MAGAZINE

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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1853 ANTIQUE SEVENTH REGIMENTAL ORDERS NO.4

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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VINTAGE HOUSE OF DAVID GLASS MINI SOUVENIR PITCHER

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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COUNTRY MUSIC METAL SIGN

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF VINTAGE MISCELLANEOUS TREASURES

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 25 VINTAGE POSTCARDS

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 25 VINTAGE POSTCARDS

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

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LOT OF 25 VINTAGE POSTCARDS

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 25 VINTAGE ASSORTED POSTCARDS

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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VINTAGE COCA-COLA GLASS BOTTLE MADE IN SALEM OREGON

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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UNCLE SAM LIBERTY BRAND SWEET POTATOES ADVERTISEMENT PRINT

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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1923 VINTAGE WILLIAM J. BURNS INTERNATIONAL DETECTIVE AGENCY LETTER

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 35 1860'S ERA OVERLAND EXPRESS CO. CHECKS

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

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1950 VINTAGE PACIFIC COAST INTERNATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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VINTAGE RODEO

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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1858 ANTIQUE SEVENTH REGIMENTAL ORDERS NO.11

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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1907 FRESNO, CALIFORNIA WANTED FOR FRAUD POSTER

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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1912 REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA WANTED FOR LARCENY POSTER

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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1908 DECATUR COUNTY, IOWA WANTED FOR FELONY POSTER

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 25 VINTAGE POSTCARDS

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 25 VINTAGE POSTCARDS

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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1934 VINTAGE GENERAL MOTORS FLIGHT FACILITIES PHOTO CARD

May 24, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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Province of North Carolina Sheet of Three

May 25, 2016, 12:00 AM PST
Westlake Village, CA, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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Ephemera lot

May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM ACDT
WILMINGTON, MA, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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Yu-Gi-Oh card lot

May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM ACDT
WILMINGTON, MA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Shoe box full of Magic the Gathering cards

May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM ACDT
WILMINGTON, MA, USA

$40 (3 bids)

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Crate of Magic: The Gathering cards

May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM ACDT
WILMINGTON, MA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Vintage metal Coca-Cola sign

May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM ACDT
WILMINGTON, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Vintage Coca-Cola sign

May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM ACDT
WILMINGTON, MA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Buy US War Savings Bonds Stamps Army Navy Advertising Chess Checker Board

May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM ACDT
WILMINGTON, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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