Dealers in vintage, original paper ephemera.

About Us

Dealers in vintage, original ephemera. We have a warehouse with over 10,000,000 items and stock is always changing, so please visit us often.  

Items- All items pictured on this site are original and vintage, with a few exceptions which will be noted. The paper ads, maps, articles, prints are removed from vintage and antiquarian periodicals and books. We do not sell reproductions, with a few exceptions which will be noted. All item pictures are a scan or a photo of the actual item, unless the quantity is greater than one, and in those cases we ensure all copies we have are of equal or greater quality.

Shipping- We offer flat-rate shipping to all our customers: $3.50 in the U.S., $9.95 to Canada, and $12.95 to anywhere else on the planet. Our items are all stored in protective sheets, most with acid-free backing boards. We ship items in rigid mailers, bubble envelopes, or cardboard boxes.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Watermarks- The watermarked words 'Paper Alcove' appearing across the images on this website are NOT on the actual product you will receive.

Why do people buy Ephemera?- We've been buying, selling, and collecting paper items, including ephemera, comic books, and regular books for decades.  We've met a lot of people along the way, and have heard a lot of stories.  We'd love to hear your story!  We've sold to interior designers decorating with items from a client's hometown or location of their vacation place, historians seeking original source material, corporate archivists collecting old magazine ads for their employer's files, graphic designers looking for inspiration, lawyers involved with lawsuits and needing evidence, and straight-out niche collectors: car collectors buying automotive brochures, gun collectors buying gun ads, tool collectors buying tool catalogs, pulp magazine buyers buying same, etc.  The possibilities are, quite literally, endless.