Collecting Ephemera

I recently came across this wonderful web site: Sheaff Ephemera. Dick Sheaff, a graphic designer, collects and scans all kinds of ephemera to share (“stamps, postal history, trade cards, billheads … cartes-de-visite, stereo views, tickets, engravings … early letterpress printing, typography, books … “). 
 This hand-drawn envelope is one of my favorite items I’ve spotted thus far, but there are so many interesting tidbits.
This diagram detailing the different cork impressions that could be used to cancel stamps being just one other among many…

(Images shared with permission from Sheaff: Ephemera)

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