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The two partners in Eclectibles are Ralph Gallo and Sheryl Jaeger. We have over 50 years experience in trading in ephemera. We are active members of the Ephemera Society of America and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) Sheryl currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ephemera Society.

As our name implies we provide diverse offerings of ephemera and related items. Some areas of note are childhood ephemera and books, visual culture, advertising in America, historical memorabilia, travel and tourism, made by hand, transformation material and the study of childhood. As a member of the Appraisers Association of America, I also provide appraisal services in our areas of expertise with a focus on large collections.
  • Our Mission

    The Promotion and Preservation of Ephemera.*

    Where to Find Us

    • On this website and at fairs. See upcoming events for dates and locations.

    Company Profile

    • Eclectibles strives to offer the unique, unusual or hard to find as well as favorite collectibles
    • Our tastes and offerings are eclectic, hence out name. That being said, there are still some strong areas of specialization.
    • Some of the items we specialize in are Childhood Ephemera including Paper Dolls and other Paper Playthings, Children's Books, Valentines, Early Recreational Travel in America, Menus, Photographs, Business Correspondence, early Advertising, Business and Trade cards and Catalogs. We also have a large selection of early ephemera relating to the Bookselling trade. Items are often selected for content, not just for graphic appeal.
    • We select our acquisitions carefully, at shows, from collections and from estate auctions in New England and beyond.
    • Much of inventory is from the mid to late 19th, and early 20th Century.
    • From time to time we will acquire a collection and provide a separate category for offering the collection.

    EPHEMERA - Items created for a specific, short-term purpose, and probably not intended to be kept or remain useful for any period of time. Much of this was in the form of printed matter and made of paper. Most items produced in this manner were lost and/or destroyed. Hence, its scarcity.

    We are always interested in purchasing collections or select individual items