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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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Andy Warhol, Volkswagen, from Ads, 1985 

December 5, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€14,000 (starting bid)

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Antique Troemner Tole Tea Bin

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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(9) Real Photo Postcards: Couples and Love Letters, France, GL Co., Rapid Photo

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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1941 Vargas Esquire Magazine Calendar Pullout

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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1942 Alberto Vargas Esquire Pin-Up Girl Calendar Pull Out

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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1945 Alberto Vargas Pin-Up Calendar Pull Out Esquire Magazine

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Esquire Magazine Pin-Up Girl Pull Out Pages: Al Moore, and others

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$35 (1 bid)

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Key to the Royal Circle at Windsor Raphael Tuck and Son Postcard

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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1948 George Petty Pin-Up Girl Calendar Ringed

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Primitive Wooden Box with Applied Black Americana Advertising Label

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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1945 (3) Alberto Vargas Pull-Out Pin-Up Calendars Esquire Magazine

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Alberto Vargas Pull-Out Pin ups Esquire Magazine (60)

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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1944 Alberto Vargas Pull-Out Pin Up Calendar Esquire Magazine

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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1940 Esquire Magazine Complete includes Alberto Vargas Pin up illustrations

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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(5) Vintage Calendars: Springmaid, Ulster Fall, Burkel's, Jules Erbit Pin up art

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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(3) Vintage Jerry Thompson and Jules Erbit Pin-Up Calendars 1946-1956

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Harper's Magazines (10) Volume Leather Hardcover set from late 1800's

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Geauga County Ohio 1937 Atlas and Directory Atlas Publishing

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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1943 Vargas Pin-Up Calendar from Esquire Magazine Pull-Out

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Framed Calder Art in America Magazine Advertising Poster

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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1950's Betty Grable Writing Notepad

December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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Vintage Israeli Dubek Cigarettes Advertisement.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$130 (starting bid)

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Hermann Struck - Lincoln Portrait & Ben Gurion Letter.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$200 (starting bid)

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Five Share Certificates.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$150 (starting bid)

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Alfons Maria Mucha (1860-1939)Variante unique des calendriers des saisons

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
PARIS, France

€10,000 (starting bid)

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Post WW2 Freeing of Aguna, Rabbi Yitzchok Yaakov Weiss.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Letter with Multiple Rabbinical Signatures, 1904.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$240 (starting bid)

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2 Questionnaires Filled by The Admor of Ashlag.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Rabbi Solomon Halberstam, Admor of Bobov, Letter, 1976.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$700 (starting bid)

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Manuscript Document with Important Rabbinic Signatures.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$150 (starting bid)

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Satiric Manuscript - Akdamut for Purim, 19th Century.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Heart Breaking Holocaust Broadside, 1944.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Ketuba Marriage Contract, Jerusalem, 1923, Judaica.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$40 (starting bid)

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Five Palestine Postcards.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$40 (1 bid)

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Ben Zvi & Golda Meir - LA Consul Letter of Appointment.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$200 (starting bid)

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Lot of Etzel (The Irgun) Related Items.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$150 (starting bid)

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The Workers Bank - 2 Share Certificates, Tel-Aviv, 1957

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$40 (starting bid)

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Two Mandatory Palestine Passports.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$150 (1 bid)

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Claude Howell Memorabilia

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wilmington, NC, USA

$80 (3 bids)

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Claude Howell Ephemera

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wilmington, NC, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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A FACSIMILE OLD DUBLIN WHISKEY ADVERTISING POSTER,

December 6, 2016, 11:00 AM GMT
Castlecomer, Ireland

€25 (starting bid)

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SALINGER, J.D. COLLECTION COMPRISING 2 TYPED LETTERS SIGNED, TO CELIA BLAND, 1985

December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$20,000 (starting bid)

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ADER, BAS JAN. COLLECTION OF 10 LOVE LETTERS TO HIS GIRLFRIEND JOAN MCINTURFF. 1961 - 1965

December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$8,000 (starting bid)

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Letter Signed

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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Abolitionist John Brown strands of hair, beautifully presented

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Archive of six Churchill letters to Miss Lobban who took care of Rufus the dog!

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$1,000 (1 bid)

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Frederick the Great, King of Prussia Letter Signed

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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Fine archive which includes a pair of gloves owned and worn by Ulysses S. Grant!

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

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John Hancock fills out a Bill of Lading for an order of lime, corn,and other sun

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$500 (1 bid)

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Newspaper issued 5 days after President Lincoln's assassination

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Lindbergh pens letter re: inaccuracies in book written about his trip to Mexico

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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Composer Franz Liszt strands of hair, beautifully presented

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Margaret Mitchell writes about her

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Samuel F.B. Morse makes a recommendation to architect Alexander Jackson Davis

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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One of only 25 known, rare White House envelope w/ Berlin pm signed by Nixon

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Letter signed by Patton re: hunting at Fort Riley along w/ Pres. Cup and trophy

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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Ronald Reagan

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Pres-elect Ronald Reagan draws a colorful Christmas wreath on handwritten letter

December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Westport, CT, USA

$1,000 (1 bid)

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