There's something magical about vintage paper ephemera — old, long-forgotten greeting cards or other paper collectibles for a scrapbooking collection give whisper of a writing style and emotional place we rarely visit or know.
I've had the good fortune to stumble upon a large stash of unused Christmas paper items that include both vintage Christmas greeting cards as well as gift wrap paper, both in scraps and still on the paper roll.
As someone who was raised to appreciate music, I'm also drawn to antique and vintage sheet music, both out of love for the history and music, as well as the cover art.
A sweet old postcard featuring two tabby cats or kittens in the middle of a wood shaving pile, a brick wall serving as the backdrop. This postcard has a landscape layout and is entitled A Frolic, showing the image/design number of 6204 in the bottom right corner.Maker unknown, this postcard has a divided back and is postally unused.Measures 5-1/2 inch x 3-1/2 inch and in good condition, with some wear and specs of image peelings at the edges, and a crease in the bottom left c..
For those who love vintage ephemera, here's a beautiful 1894 antique Woolson Spice Easter Greetings For Grandma chromolithograph trade card featuring a sweet curly-haired girl carrying a small wicker basket in one hand and a white flower in the other. Her wide brim Easter hat is topped with billowy white feathers. I couldn't find another online offering of this particular trade card in my research, but the illustration quality is near that of Maud Humphrey or Frances Bru..
Another fabulous, unused flocked Christmas card from Norcross, this two-sided standing Santa holds a miniature Christmas tree with ornaments, and a gift tag on the front that says Hi! Merry Christmas, while the reverse side shows Happy New Year, Too! The card is constructed with a horizontal slot at the base of the card back and an attached flab at the base of the front half that has a tab to insert into the back to help it stand.The message inside the card reads:Coming..
Antique 1917 World War I sheet music to the Tell Taylor song He Sleeps Beneath The Soil Of France, with the cover depicting a woman, man, and dog sitting before a fireplace. The song lyrics tell the story of a young man who went off to and was wounded at war, and "knew that he was going to die there on that summer's day." Refrain: "He sleeps beneath the soil of France so many miles away, he left behind the one he loved and a mother old and gray, he foug..
Antique 1917 World War I sheet music to the Jack Frost song When A Boy Says Good Bye To His Mother and She Gives Him to Uncle Sam, with the cover depicting a young man in military uniform embracing his mother. The song speaks of the pride, hope, and fear a mother has when her son goes off to serve in the war. Chorus: "When a boy says goodbye to his mother, and the sound of the bugle is heard, he knows that tear in her eye means 'Come back by and by,' tho her fond lips breathe..
For anyone who loves trains and Christmas time, here's a vintage wrapping paper with a fun, whimsical delivery of Christmas gifts and joy of giving! Gold colored Merry Happy Line trains on a white foil paper background, Christmas elves dressed in green waving from the caboose and top of the train cars, with presents overflowing and Santa as he should be, smiling and waving from the train's engine.Two rolls worth of vintage paper measuring 26 inch wide and 30 inch long..
Unused vintage Norcross Christmas card with side panels that fold and meet in the middle, opening like french doors. The split front features an outdoor countryside Winter scene, with two evergreen trees decorated with glitter to give them that Christmas tree look. One half of the card is finished in a dark teal blue color, the other half finished in a reddish pink. The card front greeting says 'With love at Christmas to Sister and her Husband', while inside the card says 'Co..