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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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Dieci diplomi

May 23, 2017, 4:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Diorama Painting, Sketch and Photograph Group

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Diplodocus Dinosaur Sketch and Photograph Group

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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GRP inc Pepsi Cola Planet of the Apes and other

May 24, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Andy Warhol Soup Poster Print

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Herbert Leupin (Swiss, 1916-1999) Rolex: Watchword of the World.

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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1801 Kentucky Pioneer Document

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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1803 Murder in Pioneer Kentucky - Ben Helm

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Concerns the Father of President Zachary Taylor  1797

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Signed By Two Prominent Vermonters

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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BRITISH LITERARY NOTABLES LOT

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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[MAINE] Daniel Sewall (1755-1842)

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Sam Bartlett (1752-1821) American patriot, silversmith from Concord, Mass

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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OREGON MILITARY WAGON ROAD

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN/INDUSTRALISTS/PHILANTHROPIST LOT

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Father Ignatius

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$90 (starting bid)

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Capt. Richard Howe  (1799-1872)  Archive

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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France - 1776  livestock were seized by soldiers

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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[RELIGION] circa 1829 Italian document

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Aime Giron  (1836-1907) French poet, writer

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Christian-Jaque (1904-1994) French filmmaker

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Bound For New Orleans 1840

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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[FRANCE] 1653 letter of procuration

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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The Cowles Art Institute In Boston

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1587 Mystery French document on vellum

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Sir Aston Webb, RA, FRIBA (1849-1930) English architect

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Corpus Christi, Texas 1857

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Philip Joseph Philbin (1898-1972)

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Early Kentucky Pioneer Document

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Samuel Freeman (1743-1831) prominent citizen of

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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ROSS R. MOWRY (b.1882) Iowa - 17 Insurance Policies

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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British Literature Lot

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) American painter

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Samuel McDowell Tate - Confederate Colonel

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Georgia Continental Navy - Job Pray 1781

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$600 (1 bid)

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M.E. Ingalls Railroad Giant

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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M.E. Ingalls Railroad Giant

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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M.E. Ingalls Railroad Giant - 2 letters

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Bruce Catton  1954 Doctor of Letters Ripon College

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Fritz Hochw?lder (1911-1986) Austrian playwright

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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[FRANCE] DECRET De La Convention Nationale, 1791

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Oliver Joseph Lodge  (1851-1940)  British physicist

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Survey of Connecticut River 1831

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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1876 - Declaration of Independence

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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SCARBORO, MAINE 1877

May 24, 2017, 12:15 PM EST
Wells, ME, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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America, the Beautiful author writes to a fellow author

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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1856 reprint of Franklin's New-England Courant, 1723

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Boston Mayor James Michael Curley recommends a supporter of President Roosevelt

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Family archive of letters of 1892 cause célèbre Lizzie Borden, acquitted ax murder

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Early Boston mayor writes Fire and Brimstone letter, 1813 stampless cover

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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1691 French broadside signed Louis

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Nanook and Operation Deep Freeze archive of letters, covers

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Extremely rare 19th Century leather fire department sign

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1859 Lynn Massachusetts fire reward broadside

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1958 Marilyn Monroe Pin-up calendar

May 24, 2017, 7:30 PM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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