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What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?

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What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?
« on: September 20, 2013, 08:54:34 AM »
Ephemera ?  What's that? 

Here's your chance to learn something new. Just Google ...define ephemera.



Re: What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 09:08:48 AM »
I found a nice poster of a local community college's musical production.  It was frame and signed by the cast and crew.  I brought it to the current professor and he put it up. 

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Re: What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 11:03:34 AM »
I think this topic qualifies as ephemera.  ;D

Re: What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 12:47:20 PM »
are you talking about porn? Typically only enjoyed for minutes at a time..   :)

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Re: What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2013, 12:59:57 PM »
I think this topic qualifies as ephemera.  ;D

Nope, that honor goes to "How old do you think Barry is?" which I'm happy to say I didn't start.  ;D

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Re: What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013, 01:05:01 PM »
are you talking about porn? Typically only enjoyed for minutes at a time..   :)

Well, actually I was thinking of things like all the old newspapers "Dave" got on time on the tv show. I think it was about the JFK killing, but I might be wrong.

One piece that I got was for a line of Marklin model trains printed in the early 70s. Got it in a box of such things and sold it on eBay for $20.00.

Another score was a catalog (about 10 pages) for Questron telescopes. Paid 50 cents at a bookstore and sold it for $50 on eBay. 

THAT'S ephemera.

Re: What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 11:09:07 AM »
I found a box of 1976 Bicentennial year calendars. They were in a box ready to carry out to the recycle bin. A man came in an gave me $100 for the box. Two lessons learned there, one mans trash is another mans treasure and the right calendars can be worth alot of money. I did some research and will not be so quick to throw old calenders away.

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Re: What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2013, 08:42:34 PM »
My units tend to be full of ephemera! and Fn other junk too! Seriously though, I did find a new chanel (perfume) history book i'm holding back for my retirement years and hoping it will be worth something then.

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Re: What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2013, 11:30:16 PM »
Ephemera ?  What's that? 

Here's your chance to learn something new. Just Google ...define ephemera.

I see someone got Word of the Day toilet paper......  ;D

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Re: What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2013, 11:55:32 PM »
I see someone got Word of the Day toilet paper......  ;D

We all have to learn new words sometime. In my case I learned the word ephemera when I read it in an ad for an estate sale. Looked it up and made money off that education.

In the case of several who have read and responded to this thread....well, I think they learned about it here.  Always happen to contribute to the cause, whatever the reaction to it.  ;D


Re: What ephemera have you gotten in a locker ?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 12:01:19 AM »
I have a lot of autographed CDs but coolest thing a letter from the gov of Michigan William Milliken addressed tot he person whose stuff was in the locker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Milliken


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