“Life is funny sometimes! I had some fellow pickers/dealers over to my place and we were talking about the state of the business and how mega picks and treasure troves are a thing of the past. Some blame all the TV programs and Antique Malls filling the market. Then the next day a gentleman calls me and said he had met me at the Old Paper Show and would I be interested in some Military magazines and paper! I drove way up north and sure enough it was a mega pick worth the 4-hour drive!! As I was leaving he said he had a friend who had some old magazines and would I be interested but it was a bit of a drive to his place. Another great pick of some great old magazines and as fate would have it the man lived 3 blocks from my house!! Come see me at the show and check out these great finds!!”
Shirley Collins and Robert Rankin, Hamilton
Shirley and Bob are pleased 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 have numerous hand written letters, ledgers and documents, hand coloured 19th century lithographs and books of lithographs, antique magazines, children’s books, postcards, travel brochures, as well as local interest items for different parts of Ontario.
Highlights of Ephemera:
Postcards of the Halifax explosion, the Hindenburg, and WW1 German bi-planes on the ground.
Military photographs including an 1916 aerial view of Camp Borden by C. Halpern
Twelve beautifully coloured constellation cards in French.
19th century hand drawn “Plan of Thamesford Bridge”, Ontario, on linen
C1900 ledger of the Mechanics Institute, Peterborough, Ontario
Highlights of Books:
The Sword of Islam, or Suffering Armenia by J. Castell Hopkins, Bradley-Garrison Company Ltd, 1896, 1st edition, in near fine condition.
Child Whispers by Enid Blyton, J. Saville & Co. Limited, 1923, 1st edition, no dust jacket, missing FFEP, some slight browning in places, a scarce book in very good condition.
A selection of picture spine books by G. A. Henty
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.)
Rare Photo Gallery, Neil MacDonald, Toronto
Neil MacDonald, The Rare Photo Gallery, travels widely, to many of the top ephemera shows in North America and Europe. His agenda is packed, but we’re delighted when he can show up at the Old Book and Paper Show. He brings great things every time. Highlights for this show include:
Scott, George W. [after]
SITTING BULL, c. 1890s, albumen print cabinet card, 16.6 x 10.8 cm. No imprint, but from Scott’s negative of this most poignant portrait of Sitting Bull with Monarch butterfly in his hat band.
YOUTH’S COMPANION CALENDAR FOR 1904.
Boston: Perry Mason Company, 1903. Chromolithograph on paper.
53 x 29 cm (unfolded) Shaped with folds to fashion it into a screen.
Princess Leia’s copy of a ‘Star Wars’ poster! —[Star Wars]
(Fisher, Carrie); Chiang, Cliff
LOOSE LIPS BRING DOWN STARSHIPS, 2010
Giclée print poster (41 x 57 cm). Some wrinkling; otherwise in near fine original condition. Rare and highly collectible!
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, Lexikon Books, Kingston
First appearance at the show, Lexikon Books will be offering vintage and antiquarian maps and prints ranging from copperplate engravings to 1950s advertising. Highlights include anatomical prints from 1842 and a collection of 17th and 18th century maps of Africa.
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
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 and we have expanded from two tables to three for the March and November shows in 2018.”
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
Shakespeare, King George III and Queen Victoria at
The Old Book and Paper Show
In addition to their usual selection of travel, natural history, architecture and first editions by Sir Winston Churchill, a few highlights on offer this year from Wilfrid de Freitas of Montreal include a 1685 Fourth Folio edition of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida and original documents signed by George III and Queen Victoria.
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.