Gala Celebration Marks Ephemera Society of America's 25th Year

The Ephemera Society of America opens its 25th anniversary celebrations on March 18th, 19th, and 20th in Old Greenwich, CT with a gala conference and paper fair that has a silver ring to it, and celebrates paper glories that are worth far more than the precious metal.

In this milestone year, those who attend Ephemera 25 will see why ephemera's following is growing. The energy that has gone into Ephemera 25 is catching. Attendees will meet nationally known speakers and encounter exhibits that have been months in the making. There is also the paper fair that is considered by many to be the best in the country with 80 dealers offering virtually every kind of rare printed or manuscript ephemera.

The Society's gala 25th Anniversary banquet on Saturday night, March 19th, will feature Will Shortz, known worldwide as both a collector and creator of puzzling ephemera. We'll also honor longtime Society member Jay Last with the Maurice Rickards Award. You can read more about each in this Ephemera 25 Extra. Cocktails and a live benefit auction, whose catalog has been posted on the Web to allow absentee bids from anywhere, will precede the banquet.

A Northeast Document Conservation Center seminar, exhibits and collectors' forums scheduled for the weekend will fill whatever free time is left.

To find out more about the 25th Anniversary weekend's offerings, browse the following pages and refer to the Ephemera 25 program often between now and then. If your appetite isn't whetted now, it will be. Read on!

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