Wanted: Your Old Paper


We buy all kinds of vintage photography, paper documents (ephemera), postcards & old books. Whether you are selling a personal collection, inherited items or need assistance in handling the estate of a relative, 9 Miles of Ephemera and Vintage will provide experienced & professional service. We are willing to travel to your location or simply bring items to the shop.
Email Me for more info. 9MilesOfEphemera@gmail.com
Don’t throw anything away before contacting me!


I collect every possible format of photography, including b&w & color family SNAPSHOTS, from photography’s inception to the 1980s, erotic images, both male & female, family photo ALBUMS, real photo postcards, military photo albums, especially WWII & vietnam, old TRAVEL albums to locations such as Asia, Africa & the Middle East, SLIDES, vocational photography, such as medical, dental, industrial or police MUG SHOTS & crime photos, X-Rays, 8 & 16mm FILM REELS, etc.


I specialize in collectible books with strong visual content, especially quality titles on PHOTOGRAPHY, art, architecture & DESIGN. Other interests include old illustrated CHILDREN’S BOOKS, Nature books, and Vintage Medical Books . In short, my reading & collecting interests are diverse; I’ll gladly take a look at any book that is old, RARE or otherwise unique. We are willing to travel to take a look at large collections.


Ephemera is a catch-all word for the incidental paper items that people have used on a daily basis throughout history. I collect postcards, pamphlets, old LETTERS, journals & diaries, menus, business ledgers & INVOICES, travel brochures, trade CATALOGS, instruction manuals, event programs, train tickets, POSTERS, broadsides, recipe booklets, scrapbooks, AMATEUR ART, greeting cards, children’s drawings & SCHOOLWORK, valentines, etc. The list goes on & on. As a general rule, don’t throw anything away until we’ve had a chance to look at it first.


From road maps to atlases to surveyor maps to pocket travel maps….I want to see them all!! I am mainly interested in pre-1900 era maps, but will look at anything you have. Send photos to us and we can discuss pricing.

4 thoughts on “Wanted: Your Old Paper”

  1. I am a long-time antique dealer with a basement full of ephemera. We recently bought an estate full of ephemera, books, maps, surveyors books, postcards, stamps, and the list continues. We are interested in selling. We live in Kentucky….do you ever travel that far to buy?

    1. I thought I had responded to this post awhile ago. In case I didn’t here’s a reply.

      I don’t usually travel that far to purchase, but if you have photos of items for sale or a website please pass along and I will take a look! Thanks.

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