“Another busy winter searching out and discovering interesting finds for this Spring’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
Shirley Collins and Robert Rankin, Hamilton
Shirley Collins and Bob Rankin return to the show with an eclectic assortment of books and ephemera to satisfy all tastes, including: A cabinet photograph of Sir John A. MacDonald; Winston S. Churchill memorabilia; a 13 volume bound set of Japanese military magazines from the 1930s; C.N.E. memorabilia and Hemp magazines. A photo, part of the Churchill memorabilia, depicts Winston Churchill outside Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, on December 28, 1941.
Ron Good, Port Hope, ON
“I sell old advertising. Mostly single pages from long dead magazines. The reference to “Life Magazine” is only to let people know the usual dimensions of the ads. Most folks know the page size of “Life”. But many other mags used the same size page. I am constantly amazed, and delighted, at the scope of peoples’ interests. Some want ads relating to a former occupation, of the occupation of a parent/grandparent. People look for every topic under the sun from aircraft through birds, cats, dogs, boats, Canadiana, the Dionne quints, to perfumes, railways, Jewish themes, radio/television, movies and on to world’s fairs, World War 2 and Wurlitzer. And I can’t miss the VW bug!”
“This March, I will be bringing my usual assortment of quality advertising material extracted from vintage magazines. Topics from Aircraft to Zippo lighters.
I recently supplied Duesenberg, McLaughlin, Buick, etc. material for the Art and the Automobile section of the Canadian International Auto Show. These were made into very enlarged wall hangings. Quite attractive.”
The River Trading Company, Mary McGowan, Hamilton
We are a used bookstore in Hamilton, Ontario, with a reputation for good quality, general interest books at very reasonable prices.
For the show, we’ll be bringing a variety of our stock, including mystery novels published between 1930 and 1970, as well as books and papers on railways, railroading and model trains. (Unconnected perhaps, but each of interest to the collector.)
Ian Thompson, Milton
Ian Thompson: Good used books bought and sold, specializing in Henty, signed first editions, science fiction/fantasy and Richard Burton.
Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books, Toronto
A fixture on Mount Pleasant, Alexandre specializes in antique maps, prints and travel posters.
Owner Alexandre states: “We have been one of the leading Canadian print and map sellers for the past 35 years. We maintain a large collection of antiquarian maps and prints of different locations in Canada and around the World.
A typical print is shown.
The Globe Special Train (Passing Dundas), 1887 A fine example of this rather scarce lithograph of the Globe Special Train. Most early newspapers were local, and individualistic, there were no chains in those days. The Globe was a paper that did reach to other communities and it did this by a most unusual way, a train. Not content to distribute its papers on regular passenger trains as newspapers did for many decades, The Globe had its own train! This Special Train had just one car, a combination baggage-coach numbered 601 and specially painted to advertise The Globe. \\\”Special Fast Train between Toronto and London, Hours Ahead of All Competitors\\\”
Mark Draak, Cabinet of Curiosities, Dundas
Making a rare appearance at the March show, Mark Draak brings all manner of strange and unusual finds in paper, early photography and curiosities. Mark has a wonderfully eclectic mind and an extremely wide range of interests. So, when he makes an appearance at a show, his wares are a reflection of his unique approach to collecting. Among photos he sent for this show are the following:
1.Circa 1863 Miniature Wedding Album of General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren by Mathew B. Brady; Albumen silver prints in accordion folding brass case; Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/16 x 13/16 x 3/8 in
2. The Native photographs are from a famous series by Charles S. Baker and Eli Johnston, who operated (on an intermittent basis) a photographic studio in Evanston and Rock Springs, Wyoming from early 1881 through the late 1880’s. They are most well known for a series of Native American photos these two are from this series.
3. Many examples of early photography, both US and Canada
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.
New offerings include a collection of century old postcards, 1940s men’s magazines with Peter Driben cover art, hand-tinted engravings from Costumes of Turkey (1802), several Russian miniature books, and original woodcuts from 1912 by Gustave Baumann.
Karol Krysik, Karol Krysik Books, Toronto
“This March we will be showcasing a number of items from our short spring catalogue. After a long and busy winter, we are looking forward to the show.”
1. The collection of a traveling magician from Ontario, which includes his painted suitcase, lots of magic tricks and interesting books and ephemera.
2. A superb collection of 52 original hand-drawn designs of Art Deco chandeliers for Beardlsee Chandelier Manufacturing Company. Chicago, 1930’s.
3. Another superb collection of 75 original hand-drawn and painted carpet designs for 2 American importing companies.
Also: Charles Bukowski. Crucifix in a Deathhand. Signed; an original program from Moulin Rouge with dancer’s feather and headband. Paris, 1927
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 covering World War 2.
I will be bringing now hard to obtain Official Military Histories of the Allied nations Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the United Kingdom. Most of the books cover the North African, Italian and Mediterranean campaigns. Additionally there will be available other military and aviation books, biographies of generals and wartime politicians, reference books and other wartime publications.
Some rare maps and documents will round out my offerings.
Ron and Sheila Workman, St. Catharines
“We have thousands of old postcards including one of the largest stocks of Ontario cards. Many postcards have been added over the winter. We’ll have three full tables for the March 2019 show.”
Early advertising card, mailed Feb 1, 1900, to Guelph.
Winsch Halloween card.
Cottage Country Collectables, Scott Hall, Toronto
In addition to bringing some superb cottage country related ephemera, postcards and photos, we are excited to bring the following unique items:
1930’s Circus/ Carnival posters including a rare large poster for sideshow psychic and telepath, Madame Hudspeth
1937 Banff CPR poster featuring members of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation
1955 Dunns Pavilion, Bala, concert poster featuring Len Duke and his orchestra
These are just a few of the items we are bringing out for this show, so please stop by and see all the other documents, photos and ephemera we have uncovered since the Fall show.
Steven Panet, Fastball Collectibles, Scarborough
I’m bringing some rare 1950′s and 60′s paper collectibles for the show.
I will be bringing lots more rare vintage rare sports and movie collectibles to the show as well. I will also be bringing some great 1950s and 60s comics books.
I have been enjoying this fun hobby now since 1975, buying and selling rare sports and movie collectibles with my dad. www.fastballcollectibles.com
Attic Books, Marvin Post, London, ON
Wide range of decorative ephemera, specializing in postcards, autographs, maps and prints, photographs. Some of the interesting and fabulous things Attic Books is bringing to the Old Book and Paper Show:
Various Canadian Seed Catalogues. Webb’s 1928. 1928 Catalogue of Dutch Bulbs from C.G. v. Tubergen and distributed by C.A. Cruickshank in Toronto. 1927 Catalogue from John A. Bruce & Co from Hamilton.
Front of the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show 1897 tour poster which was printed in Ottawa and is a two sided paper poster.
Lastly is the special edition of The Standard, the Tercentenary (300th) Souvenir Edition from July 25th, 1908. It is celebrating the 300th anniversary of the founding of Quebec with emphasis on both French and British Heritage. Includes Jacques Cartier’s discovery of Canada, Champlain’s activities, photos of Governors-General, historic views of old Quebec, memories of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, scenes from General Wolfe’s and General Montcalm’s boyhoods, etc. Official programme of commemorative events at rear includes a visit from the Prince of Wales (future George V).
Wilfrid M. de Freitas, Bookseller, Montreal
In addition to our usual eclectic stock of unusual books and ephemera, we’ll be bringing the following three Folio Society special limited editions (details below) and an original King George III signed document.
- The Four Gospels, illustrated by Eric Gill
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,
illustrated by Harry Brockway, with a signed & numbered original engraving
- Voltaire’s Candide, illustrated & signed by Quentin Blake
- Also, an original 1813 document signed by King George III (the ‘Mad’ king), framed with an engraved portrait of the king
Morris Norman, Toronto
Inveterate and impassioned collector, sells and collects anything Canadian – telephone items, Canadian Railway, Toronto ephemera, posters, postcards, documents, broadsides, banking stocks, car material, Hudson Bay, Yukon, Louis Riel, War of 1812, WW1, Canadian Prime Ministers, hockey and early sports, western settlement, canoe catalogues, farm machinery, lighthing, architectural catalogues, Eatons and Simpsons, Canadian Judaica – all of the above Canadian only. Plus great folk art and scarce license plates.
Mark Tooth, Arca Jewel, Toronto
A few highlights for the upcoming Spring Old Paper Show.
We have 23 pieces of memorabilia from Expo 67 (programs, maps, bookmarks and more). From the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, a handful of items including paper cups and a hot dog tray! We have a sizeable collection of pictures, illustrations and photos of Niagara Falls. Also, a nice group of mounted clippings, photos and illustrations depicting different historical views of the RCMP. The majority of these pieces are from the late 1800s through 1910.
Besides the items mentioned above, we also have a nice little group of post cards – timely in that they are all Easter related, hundreds of advertisements from the 1920s through the 1970s, photos, select books and much more.