Ephemera fairs

Fairs dedicated to ephemera take place at a number of venues in the UK.

Offering a wide range of material from postcards to paperbacks, they include Etc Fairs’ regular events at the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, London as well as regular events staged by the Ephemera Society.


Ephemera event ready to go

10 June 2024

John Robertson, the new fairs secretary of the Ephemera Society, got into the world of collecting ephemera and antique photographs back in the 1980s “due to my interest in local Sussex postcards and topographical views showing social history subjects”.


Festival of Cards moves up the Junction

27 February 2023

Held at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset for many years, the annual Festival of Cards has moved to a smaller location nearby.


The charms of ephemera as fair is fully booked

06 February 2023

“Our ephemera fairs are very popular and the next one on February 26 is fully booked with 43 dealers,” said Etc Fairs’ organiser Kim Jeffery, who added: “This fair only takes place six times a year but interest in the dates is very strong.”


Ephemera Fair discovers the joy of six

19 December 2022

Event will change next year to be held less frequently but with greater impact


Ephemera Society fair to include postcards

14 November 2022

Postcards are going to be on sale for the first time at the Ephemera Society’s fair on Sunday, December 4, at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, London.


The language of flowers at the Ephemera Society's fair

16 May 2022

This Victorian ‘Language of Flowers’ fan was published by Robert Canton c.1875 and is on offer at The Ephemera Society Summer Fair.


Ephemera Society’s fair includes unusual buys such as Christmas card embellishments

22 November 2021

Buyers looking for something a bit different this Christmas could head to the Ephemera Society’s winter fair which is back at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, London, on Sunday, December 5.


Ephemera Society fair: Short-lived objects with real long-term demand

27 May 2019

Society fair celebrates ephemeral items in which interest is sustained.

Ephemera Society

The Ephemera Society Summer Fair returns to June time slot

01 September 2018

The Ephemera Society Summer Fair will return to a June date next year, in line with next summer’s series of London book and map fairs.


Rare card from c.1910 emerges at Ephemera Society fair

27 November 2017

This lady’s expression says she might be trying to add some gravitas to her Christmas outfit, but it is difficult when decked out with bits of fir tree, assorted crackers, baubles and tassles plus a mini-tree on her head.