“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
Email from Patrick on Friday morning: “Hey Jeff I know the Paper Show is about a week away but can we do an update to my list? Just scored some great military photos and this great Black Americana advertisement!!”
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.
Jennifer Balogh, How Fetch Vintage, Toronto
“How Fetch Vintage (@myhowfetch) has a vast selection of rare /unique paper collectibles across military, automotive, train, boat, Canadiana, and special interest categories. Expect to find signs, toys, prints, posters, postcards, photos, magazines, matchbooks, and more at Wychwood Barns on March 31st!”
List of unique things:
- Rare Zeppelin Postcards, Photographs, and Envelopes
- Enlistment and Victory Bonds Posters
- Classic Car Brochures and Photos
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.
Typical of Alexandre’s inventory:
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
Steven Temple Books, Welland
Antiquarian book specialist, this time out Steven is bringing some fine antique maps of Canada. BNA shown in photo.
- Sidney Hall. NORTH AMERICA. London, 1829. Image size 51 x 42 cm. Hand-coloured outlines. Matted, framed, under glass. Nice. $750
- Sidney Hall. CANADA, NEW BRUNSWICK AND NOVA SCOTIA. London, 1830. Image size 44.5 x 54.5 cm. Matted, framed, under glass. Nice. $600
- Sidney Hall. BRITISH NORTH AMERICA. London, 1830. Image size 43.8 x 53.5 cm. Matted, framed, under glass. Nice. $750
Michael Serafin, The Book Not Mad, Midland
Mike is not mad. He is looking forward to the Spring 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.
Some other highlights we will be bringing to the March 2019 show include:
“Sketches Graphic and Descriptive for a History of the Decorative Painting applied to English Architecture during the Middle Ages” by E.L. Blackburne. John Williams & Co: London: 1847. 24 colour plates, including title page, with one of them folding. This copy with an envoi from the author to the ffep.
“Modern Cycles: A Practical Handbook” by A.J. Wallis-Taylor. Crosby, Lockwood & Son: London: 1897. 340 pages, with over 300 illustrations. An interesting copy in a nice binding.
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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.
David Lewis Sternfeld, Media History Montreal
David Lewis Sternfeld, Media History MTL, QC, is an avid collector and dealer of vintage photography, prints and books. His collection consists of handpicked items with an eye for historical and aesthetic value. Among the exciting items that will be available at the Spring 2019 show is an original Notman composite tobogganing scene and stunning vintage views of Niagara Falls. As well as a substantial photo collection of Victorian storefronts and commercial interiors. This unique collection has rare views of bygone spaces like general stores, factories, barbers, printmakers from the 19th century. You can expect to find more Canadiana, Americana, military, sports-related paper and photos too. Enjoy browsing through hundreds of cabinet cards, cartes-de-visites, postcards and stereoviews too. There is a bit of everything at Media History MTL! If you are looking for something in particular – don’t hesitate to chat with David. The items brought to the Gadsen show are only a fraction of his collection.
Alexander Arts, Toronto
I will be bringing some Coronet Magazines. Coronets from England – late 30’s and early 40’s starting as low as $5 each.
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 ephemera, postcards and photos, we are excited to feature the following unique items:
- An incredibly scarce 1869 copy of Lacrosse: The National Game of Canada by W.G. Beers with photos by William Notman
- Early 1860’s land grants from Bruce County, Ontario
- 1880’s Land sale broadside for Township of Trafalgar
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.
Neil MacDonald, Rare Photo Gallery, Toronto
“Rare Photo Gallery is pleased to be exhibiting at the Spring Paper Show. Back from international shows, we will be bringing early historical material including a lithograph of Toronto by Coke Smythe, a rare poster for Toronto Foundry Works in Liberty Village, and very fine early photography, including works by William Notman.
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.