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Anchor Hocking Glass 100 Year Anniversary

The year 2005 marks the anniversary of one of the most prolific glass companies in the United States.  I’m sure most of you remember either your mother or grandmother having some Anchor Hocking glass at one point or another. The most notable of their products being the Royal Ruby glass line.  To attain this deep, rich, ruby color, the company had to use slivers of gold mixed with the molten glass.

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Dumb Mikey Wins the Prize

Dumb Mikey decided he was going to paint his house himself to save some money, much to the chagrin of his girlfriend.  So the first day he paints the front of the house and all is well.  The second day, he only paints half of the left side of the house.  The third day he could only accomplish finishing the side he had started the day before. His girlfriend was dismayed and told him, “you know the first day you started out like gangbusters and finished the whole front of the house.” She asked, “What did you lose your motivation when you started on the side of the house?”  Mikey looks at her, deadpan, and says, “It would take a professional painter just as long you know.  Everyday, I have to walk further and further to the paint can.”

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Defining Ephemera

By The Paper Trail

I'm often asked, "Just what is this Ephemera stuff, anyway?"


Ephemera (pronounced i FEM er a) refers to written and printed matter published with a short intended lifetime or something transitory or lasting a day. In the world of collectors common types of ephemera include letters, advertising trade cards, cigarette cards, airsickness bags, posters, postcards, baseball cards, tickets, greeting cards, stock certificates and photographs. The word is a derivative from the Greek meaning of things lasting no more than a day.


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Star Wars Collectibles Auction

If you don’t know who Gary Kurtz is, you probably are not a fan of the Star Wars movies.  Mr. Kurtz produced the first two episodes of the all time money making movie epics.  This past week, he put up 75 pieces of his private collection on the auction block to raise money to open a public film archive. 

The light saber used by Mark Hammill, as Luke Skywalker, was sold for over $200,000 and the saber used by Darth Vader brought in over $118,000.  In addition, Luke’s X-Wing Flight Suit went for over $70,000 and Chewbacca’s face mask brought in over $50,000. The auction was conducted by Profiles in History of Beverly Hills, California.

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Libraries and information sciences use the term ephemera to describe the class of published single-sheet or single page documents which are meant to be thrown away after one use. It includes postcards, event-oriented posters, transportation and show tickets, baggage stickers, stock certificates, motor vehicle licensing forms, business cards, printed wedding invitations, trade cards, and other similar printed materials.

This field of collectibles is sometimes misunderstood and often has items lumped into or described as ephemera that really aren't. From the definition the item should be something that was meant for use for a short period of time and then discarded. A book of matches could be considered ephemera but a piece of sheet music should not be. The sheet music was intended for use for an extended period of time. I always wonder how photographs are classified in this category of collecting, as I don't know very many people who discard their photographs after looking at them one time.

Ephemera is a fun area to collect in and can easily be combined with other collections. A collector can pick one type of ephemera, such as postcards, or create a collection of many forms of ephemera that fall into their favorite theme. Perhaps it could be printed matter that has to do with old buses, a specific holiday, or even political parties. There is no limit to what can be found.   www.bevspaper.com

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The Anchor Hocking Company was born in 1905 when Isaac J. Collins, a native of Salisbury, Maryland, along with some of his friends bought the Lancaster Carbon Company in Lancaster, Ohio for approximately $8000.  The company was originally named for the Hocking River and sold approximately $20,000 worth of glassware in the first year of production. The original factory then burned to the ground in 1924, and was resurrected on the same grounds.  During the Great Depression, the company survived by using a 15 mold machine that could produce over 90 pieces of blown glass per minute.

Throughout the last 100 years, this company has gone through many changes, mergers, acquisitions and name changes.  However, the company has managed to survive and continues to produce not only glass but many other products as well to include plastic containers, stoneware, earthenware and more.  Most recently, the Libbey Glass Company entered into negotiations to purchase Anchor Hocking but withdrew their offer due to serious opposition from the Federal Government.  And so . . . Anchor Hocking Glass Company lives on.

127 Corridor - Worlds Longest Yard Sale

The “World’s Longest Yard Sale,” also known as the Highway 127 Corridor Sale extends from a town in Alabama called Gadsden to just south of Ohio and Covington, Kentucky.  This year the sale will be held from August 4-7, 2005.  This sale is known to attract thousands of sellers and tens of thousands of visitors and a lot of people plan their excursions and getaways around this annual event.

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The Highway 127 Corridor Sale, which is headquartered in Jamestown, Tennessee, has been around since 1987 when a county executive named Mike Walker had an idea bring tens of thousands of visitors off of the main highways and into the heartlands of the states of Kentucky and Tennessee.  This event continues to grow not only in the number of collectors attracted to it, but with the number of vendors and sellers.