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Ephemera

(eph-em'e-ra) plural noun

1. Things that exist, or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.
2. Items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefullness or popularity.

Origin: Late 16th century; plural of EPHEMERON.

A Collector

Pepperell Sarsaparilla - Pepperell Root Beer

I am an avid collector of items that relate to the Pepperell Spring Water Company. One of the driving forces of my small town's economy for many decades.

At the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904, the company won the silver medal for "best tasting" mineral water, which was bottled from the spring in central Pepperell. Also, at the 1939 World's Fair, the Pepperell water was the first place quality winner. Until a few years ago, companies continued to bottle water from this site and maintain the natural environment that surrounds the facility.

Some of my favorite items are a few soda bottles with their original paper labels and a wooden Pepperell Springs crate, which houses a 5 gallon embossed glass jug.

A Dealer

Sourcing quality paper items is a skill that I have been refining for nearly 20 years. Maintaining an inventory of thousands upon thousands of individual items, cataloging them and presenting a sampling of them here. If you are looking for something, please do not hesitate to inquire. We may have the items you are looking for, but simply have not placed them onto our site yet.

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1930s Business Card THE MAPLES - Ipswich, Mass.

1930s Business Card THE MAPLES - Ipswich, Mass.

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