Kitchener Kollectables, Patrick & Slade Kitchener

Another busy winter searching out and discovering interesting finds for this Fall’s Paper Show!! Recently acquired a Toronto estate filled with great postcard albums and Military ephemera! We are also sorting through the huge pulp paperback collection we found and finding some great books with amazing artwork by the great pulp artist of the 1940-50’s!! Should be another great show!!
Patrick & Slade Kitchener








Victoria Dinnick, Gadabout, Toronto

Victoria says, “Expect to find the unexpected at Gadabout. I sell ephemera ( such as posters, postcards, photographs buttons…) and curios.  Gadabout has a wide and varied collection of cabinet cards, diaries, correspondence, old books – some odd, many very old, all interesting, nostalgia : celluloid and tin toys, protest buttons and literature. My inventory covers a century of smalls – late 1800s to late 1970s”

The Rat’s Plaint; An Old Legend. Translated from the Original Chinese by Archibald Little, F.R.G.S. Tokyo, published by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (No. 10 “Siyoshicho” Hiyoshi-cho), sold by Kelly & Walsh, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Yokohama & Singapore, Stated “Second Edition” with a colophon showing the 10 Hiyoshi-cho Hasegawa address. The title on the front cover reads “The Rat’ Plaint, Second Edition.”

Human Hair etchings – Dating from somewhere between 1780 and 1830, these etchings are “drawn” using human hair. One of them uses black and red hair.

Sketchbook 1890. Purchased in Paris. Young woman’s sketchbook of scenes of Paris as interpreted by a child of 12. This book contains 30 pages drawn on each side – 60 illustrated pages altogether. It is an amazing snapshot of life at the time.

Collection of 1920s Fashion prints – Purchased in Lourdes, France  this collection of 42 hand tinted fashion illustrations is a beautiful example of 1920s fashion. Each illustration is carefully coloured.

Ken Davis, Davis Military Books, Markham

First time showing at Wychwood, Ken Davis brings two tables of first class material in one of the hottest categories of collectibles.

“I have been collecting aviation and military books most of my life.  My collection covers World War 1 aviation as well as aviation, naval and military books on World War 2.

I am bringing a select grouping of my personal collection of aviation, military and naval books. Many are rare and hard to find covering mostly World War 2 subjects with some WW1 items in the mix. For this show I will be bringing some aviation books by famous Canadian authors , histories of famous British armoured units, several bound volumes of the respected Air International magazine, biographies of generals and admirals and other interesting documents. I will also have an extremely rare original report describing HMS Welshman’s role during the siege of Malta.

Alan Foljambe, Bookseller, Kingston

Alan will be offering a wide variety of antiquarian and decorative maps and prints,  including a copy of TABLEAUX VIVANTS, SONIA DELAUNAY
Milano: Edizioni del Naviglio, 1969 – Accordion book featuring 27 pochoir fashion plates.  Also, THE HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOXE, WILLIAM CAXTON, Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Richard Shuh and Linda Wooley, Alphabet Bookshop, Port Colborne

Richard and Linda have a knack for finding wonderful old paper to add to their vast inventory of ephemera and antiquarian books.

Mary McGowan, The River Trading Company, Hamilton

“The River Trading Company is a used book store in Hamilton, with a carefully curated collection of fiction and non-fiction, as well as special collections such as Samurai sword-making and electric inter-urban trains.

I’ve included pics of 3 Stratford Festival posters, which we’ll be bringing to the sale.” – Mary McGowan

Glen Pye, Glory Days Collectibles, Toronto

Glen Pye of Glory Days is a 1st time dealer. Rare autographs will include Napoleon and Sir John A. MacDonald. Also rare photos, documents, programs, tickets, etc.  Photos show:

  • Napoleon signed document
  • Neil Armstrong typed signed letter with 3rd party authentication
  • Sir john A. Macdonald handwritten signed letter with 3rd party authentication



Steven Temple Books, Welland

Steven Temple Books will be bringing some postcards, magazines, many 19th century issues of GRIP, ephemera, and books, including many on railways. Our prime specialty is Canadian literary books, which we won’t be bringing. Likewise modern literature. We have a moderate stock of antiquarian books (pre-1850 say) and will bring a few of those.

GLASS CATALOGUE OF 1914. London, Ontario: Hobbs Manufacturing Company, 1914. Quarto. Softcover. . . Orange card covers. pp (xxx), 107. Well illustrated. many in colour. Small chips to spine ends; sticker residue to upper inner corner of front cover; near fine otherwise. Business reply letter on company letterhead laid in. Mostly devoted to stained glass and leaded glass windows, but also sidewalks, store fronts, skylights, lamp shades, and more. Pictures of their factories in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and London, and of some Canadian buildings to have used their products. No copies on Voilà. See below. $200.00

A collection of 547 business cards of entertainers, the large majority MAGICIANS, but also clowns, jugglers, ventriloquists, psychics and mentalists, balloon figure makers, comedians, puppeteers, escape artists, and a few musicians. Contained in four 33 x 41 cm albums, in alphabetical groupings, held in place by static and plastic overlays – not pasted in. Mostly Greater Toronto Area, Southern Ontario, a few from Western Canada, the United States, the UK, Germany, Japan, and Hungary. One Doug Henning card, in his role as a promoter of Transcendental Meditation, after his performing days. I think these are mostly from the 1980s. Nice condition. Colourful, quirky cards, as could be expected.  $275.00

Mark Tooth, Arca Enterprises, Toronto

Arca specializes in literature on Ancient History, Archaeology, and Military History, as well as interesting ephemera of all ages. We will be bringing an intriguing selection of titles on these subjects to the November show.

From among the ephemera that will be on display at the show, here are a few highlights:

A collection of 700+ black and white movie stills from the 80s and 90s.

Several dozen movie exhibitor campaign packages from movies such as The Sound of Music, Cleopatra, Firefox and Best in Show.  

Theatre souvenir brochures from London and New York including such shows as Funny Girl, Metropolis, and Hello Dolly.

Hundreds of adverts from the 20s through the 70s.






David Lewis Sternfield, Media History MTL, Montreal

Media History MTL is a vendor of fine vintage photography, postcards, lithographs, maps and antique books. We offer a strong collection of North American and European items with a special emphasis on Canadian material from the 19th and early 20th century.

Jennifer Balogh, How Fetch Toronto

“Barb and Jennifer Balogh from How Fetch Vintage will be bringing a vast selection of ephemera, oddities, and vintage paper collectibles including automotive brochures and memorabilia, calendars, maps, photos, postcards, lifestyle, science, engineering, and decorating magazines, books, letterhead/billheads, war posters, and more.”

These top dealers are joined by all the following who between them represent 74 tables laden with  a wealth of fascinating vintage material:

John Alexander, Toronto Post Card Club,  John Dalton,  Cabinet of Curiosities, Ron and Sheila Workman, Wilfrid deFreitas, Bookseller, About Books, Richard Flensted-Holder, C. Frank Hoyles, Plantation Antiques, Kitchener Kollectables, Karol Krysik Books, Morris Norman, Hollywood Centre, Cardinal Books, Mat Ross, Attic Books, Ron Good, Gary and Linda Welker, RZabasbooks




Michael Serafin, The Book Not Mad, Midland

Mike is not mad.  He is looking forward to the Fall 2019 show at Wychwood.

“We will be bringing batches of ephemera, largely, but not uniquely, Canadian. There will be sections on Militaria, Great Lakes, First Nations, Toronto & Hamilton, and our usual section of random items titled “We Ran Out of Time”. 🙂

There will be plenty of illustrated material, including a large selection depicting French ports and regions, clothing and costumes and botanical prints. We will also have a number of old photographs, including a set of 12 showing mining equipment (location undetermined) and a large ornate album of photocrom prints c. 1900-10 by the Photoglob Zurich company.


Anne Dondertman, Grey Gallery, Owen Sound

Grey Gallery in Owen Sound specializes in books on books, pre-WWI graphic postcards, paper ephemera and advertising including gardening and cookery, and antique prints.  For the November show, I’ll have a couple of Victorian prints that people might be interested in,  because they are examples of early colour printing using multiple blocks. One is by George Baxter entitled Chimney Sweep Calls (1853), and the other is also a Baxter but reprinted around 1868 by one of Baxter’s licensees, Abraham LeBlond, entitled The Hop Garden.  Looking forward to seeing you again at Wychwood,

I’m sending one more picture  because it is such a great cover.  Culinary Art, published by Reckitt & Colman in Montreal, ca. 1947 for Keen’s Mustard.



 Bob and Shirley Rankin, Caledonia

Once again Shirley and Bob are happy to offer something for everyone by providing antiquarian and vintage books and paper on a variety of subjects, as well as more modern signed books. We also offer numerous hand written letters, antique magazines, children’s books, postcards, travel brochures, and local interest items for different parts of Ontario, some examples of which are:

The Toronto Pop preview of June 21/22 1969.

The Canadian National Exhibition Official Souvenir Catalogue Programme for 1948.

A photograph of the British Consols Athletic Club’s Senior Softball Team, Beaches Major Fastball League, 1935 Champions.

An early copy of the First U.S. Edition of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.






Brian Wheeler Collectibles, Toronto  

Brian has a variety of Ontario Handwritten Legal Documents from the 1800’s – easily framed for an office or den. Ideal gift for someone who values our written past.

Justin Wood, Justin Daniel Books, Toronto  

Justin is a young Toronto  bookseller  who has been working hard to establish his business in the antiquarian book community.  He recently told us an amazing story involving ten thousand books.

Read his story now, and come meet him on Nov. 10.

Read the story


Zubairul Islam, The Guy with the Books, Toronto

A new bookseller, I deal in rare and unique antiquarian bindings, with focuses on theology, history, and classical literature. I also sell Japanese woodblock print books and antique prints.

Among the bindings and prints I will be bringing, some highlights will include:

A rare and scarce copy of Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death, dated 1803

A number of Andrew Lang first editions and other extremely early printings

An extremely rare etching by Rembrandt van Rijn, being the Preacher of the Remonstrants, dated 1635

As well as an original woodblock print book set featuring the work of Katsushika Hokusai, and many more unique items.







Cottage Country Collectables, Scott Hall, Toronto

In addition to bringing some superb cottage country ephemera, postcards and photos, we are excited to feature the following unique items:

  • A nice 1931 edition of The Colophon: A Book Collector’s Quarterly containing a signed drypoint etching of “Painting Place” by David Milne.
  • Several beautifully illustrated 1920’s Canadian railway brochures for the Muskoka region of Ontario.
  • A scarce 1830’s broadside for famed conjoined twins, Chang and Eng.









 Neil MacDonald, Rare Photo Gallery, Toronto

“Rare Photo Gallery is pleased  to be exhibiting at the Fall Paper Show. Back from international shows, we will be bringing early historical material.  








Bill Longley, Longley Auctions, Watertown

Bill Longley, first time at the show, is a well-known dealer/collector of vintage ephemera.

“Besides having a stock of postal history and postcards, I will have a selection of historical posters  (Victoria, Kitchener, Vimy, war effort, patriotic), historical photographs (Chateau Lake Lousie construction, Canadian Airways camp, Royal Train etc), calendars (United Airways, 1950s Toronto Maple Leafs), Star Weekly World War II era magazines, other quality visual printed images. New postal history includes a collection of Canadian official mail (Diefenbaker, Mackenzie King, St. Laurent etc), early Upper Canada letters (William Lyon Mackenzie, formation of London, UC cricket club), international mail (Nicholas Callan inventor of transformer) and more.”


Alan Foljambe, Bookseller, Kingston

Alan Foljambe will be selling affordable vintage and antique prints and maps as well as several higher end collectible book sets.

 A couple of great items:

Milano: Edizioni del Naviglio, 1969
Accordion book featuring 27 pochoir fashion plates. French text by Guillaume Apollinaire, Blaise Cendrars, and Jacques Damase. 

Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1892
Completed in December 1892, the tenth book from William Morris’s famed Kelmscott Press.



Thousands of postcards

Consistently one of the most sought-after paper collectibles, vintage postcards will be in abundance at Wychwood.  Ron and Sheila Workman, C. Frank Hoyles, John Dalton and Marvin Post will showcase thousands of great old cards.

Michael Goble, Enniskillen

A few highlights for the upcoming Spring Old Paper Show.

some pictures of items Mike will be bringing to the show:

  • two movie posters: Murder most Foul and Meet me in Las Vegas.
  • Samples of the over 1000 pieces of early and later Sheet Music