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Major Clearance Sale!

The summer of 2016 will mark the long-awaited expansion of Period Paper to offer customers what they've requested for over a decade. Details to come but working capital is needed for this expansion so we're offering extraordinary savings. Even Deeper Discounts October 25th-31st — See details highlighted below!

We are the world leader in original ephemera, antique and vintage historical lithographs, etchings, and engraving, and collectible advertising. For over a decade we have supported nearly 150,000 historians, archivists, curators, educators, collectors, interior designers, and nostalgic gift-givers. Today we ship over 2,500 lovingly-packaged original items every month to every corner of the globe./p>

We look forward to serving you.

Deeper Discounts Below October 25th-31st Extraordinary Savings Have Been Launched And Are Available Now — SAVE 50% - 80% Off Over 90,000 Originals Including Most New Releases, Rarities, and All Fine Art.

Plus this weekend save an ADDITIONAL 30% when you add 3 or more items to your cart and checkout!

Strike-Through Pricing Marked on All Items (except newest releases) According to This Scale:
  1. All items priced $39-$50 reduced to $19.99
  2. All items priced $50-$100 reduced to $23.99
  3. All items priced $100-$150 reduced to $44.99
  4. All items priced $150-$200 reduced to $74.99
  5. All items priced $200-$1000 reduced to $149.99
Plus, FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING When You Purchase 3 Or More Items Using 'Add to Cart'. OCTOBER 25th-31st Save an ADDITIONAL 30% OFF when 3 or more items are in the cart at the time of checkout.
  1. All USA Domestic Orders With 3+ Items will receive FREE USPS Priority Mail via USPS
  2. All International Orders With 3+ will receive FREE 1st Class USPS International shipping with tracking.
  3. Use the USA Site and 'Add to Cart' with 3 or More Items For Free Shipping to Be Automatically Applied.

Taking advantage of special pricing offers is simple. First, strike-through pricing is marked plainly at the top of every listing. So, all discounts are automatically applied. Use 'Add to Cart' for combined shipping or to receive FREE Worldwide Shipping when 3 or more items are in the cart.

First Come, First Served.

Over the years, we've learned to share details about the nature of our business, when it comes to sales like there where high volumes of orders are placed. Please note that we have 1 of each item, as they are originals. When you place an item in your cart, it doesn't reserve the item for you. The item is reserved when checkout is complete. Therefore, if you start a cart now, and finish it later, or the next day, there's a high probability that someone else may purchase an item you have in your cart, and that item will no longer be for sale. The only fair way to resolve this is that when a checkout is complete, those items belong to that customer. So, it's simply first come, first served and we appreciate your business. 

The Expansion & Extension of Our Brand

This summer we will be launching what has been my personal hearts desire for the company, for over a decade. In addition, it represents the most requested opportunities by our 150,000+ customers dating back to 2004. 

While we have focused exclusively on the offering of original items since the inception of the business, we've been capturing those images high resolution, since the very first picture. A high percentage of those original images are of items out of copyright, and in public domain, yet obscure, or exclusive to our holdings. 

We are partnering with a company that will allow us to offer these historical images in all the ways you've asked for over the years, in a premium production environment, and with a service level that is unsurpassed. Options will include framing, fine art print enlargements, printing on metal, and wood, other substrates. In addition, we will create special, limited edition collections, collages, and displays around some of our most exclusive offerings. 

The capital to embark on this expansion is significant and while we have considered working capital loans, and capital from investors, we currently feel the best approach to raising the capital is to offer our existing inventory at significant discounts. 

Start here with one of our Top 10 Curated Categories or see all categories further below
Archaeology Collectible Periodpaper

Currently trending are the archaeological collections featuring architectural plans, and prints of artifacts, relics, and indigenous peoples.
Architecture Collectible Periodpaper

Look through thousands of offerings in one of the hottest decor trends today. Floor plans, elevations, and design details can be found dating back to the mid-1700s.
Artists Collectible Periodpaper

Period Paper carries original lithographs, advertising, and images from over 6,500 artists. Start here to discover the most popular and beloved artists among hot genres today.
Brands Collectible Periodpaper

We have segmented our large advertising collections by brand. If you are looking for popular brands of the 20th century, this is the place to start.
Costume Fashion Collectible Periodpaper

Historical images and art depicing costume & fashion have been collected for decades. See our specialty collections by decade, era, and region.
Collectible Advertising Periodpaper

Curated here is a list of the most prolific and collectible advertising of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as links to the most popular branding mascot collections.
Decor Collectible Periodpaper

Our décor page is the perfect place to find historical, antique and vintage prints for all of your decorating needs for everything from man caves to tree houses to reading nooks.
Lithographs Chromolithograph Collectible Periodpaper

Lithographs are our most sought after print-type due to artist production methods and typically small print runs. From the popular to the rare, this is the place to start.
Photogravures Collectible Periodpaper

This particular segment of our photogravures focuses on stunning images produced between the 1920's and 1950's of locations throughout the world.
Wartime Collectible Periodpaper

Popular with educators and historians arethese original ephemera items from both World Wars, and maps and battle scenes of the Franco-Prussian and Napoleonic wars.