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California Ephemera

California Freeway Sign, 1986 USA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
and transportation ephemera. Stamped 'Property of the State of California 1986' on the reverse side
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Vintage 1980s American Contemporary Art

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

California Freeway Sign, 1986 USA
California Freeway Sign, 1986 USA
H 72 in W 102 in D 1 in
1981 California Highway Lodging Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
ephemera. Backside is stamped "CA - 81" and "PROPERTY OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA." A few reflective pieces
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Vintage 1980s American Contemporary Art

Materials

Steel

1981 California Highway Lodging Sign
1981 California Highway Lodging Sign
H 60 in W 17.88 in D 1.44 in
Monumental California Drunk Drivers Highway Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
California transportation ephemera.
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Vintage 1970s American Signs

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Steel

'Adopt a Highway' California Road Sign, 2000s USA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
California and transportation ephemera. Stamped 'Property State of California' on the back.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Signs

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Steel

Los Angeles Highway Trash Removal Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
transportation ephemera. Stamped "Property of State of California" on back.
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Early 2000s American Signs

Materials

Steel

Sunnylands America’s Midcentury Masterpiece Book by Janice Lyle
Located in New York, NY
, California—now revised and expanded The pinnacle of midcentury style, an English country estate reimagined
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21st Century and Contemporary Books

Materials

Paper

Tom Wolfe, the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
By Ted Streshinsky, Lawrence Schiller, Tom Wolfe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
magazines of the period. Interweaving the prose and ephemera are photographic essays from Lawrence Schiller
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21st Century and Contemporary European Books

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Paper

Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Art Edition "Me and My Shadow"
By Ted Streshinsky, Lawrence Schiller, Tom Wolfe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
facsimile reproductions of his manuscript pages, ephemera of the period, and photographs of the acid scene
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21st Century and Contemporary European Books

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Paper

Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Art Edition "Hollywood Acid Test"
By Ted Streshinsky, Tom Wolfe, Lawrence Schiller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
-defining text in letterpress, along with facsimile reproductions of his manuscript pages, ephemera of the
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21st Century and Contemporary European Books

Materials

Paper

Large Big Bear Lake California Highway Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
California, cool piece of history. Great coloring and worn condition. Fantastic piece of California ephemera
Category

Vintage 1970s American Signs

Materials

Steel

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Ruth Reeves Wall Hanging, circa 1930 American Modernist
By Ruth Reeves
Located in Sharon, CT
A very large and possibly unique fabric by the famous American Modernist Illustrator and fabric designer. Can be stretched and framed. Image area is 68" x 34.5", total fabric 87" x 5...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Tapestries

Materials

Linen

Vintage Hand Painted African Barbershop Sign Original Hairdresser Advertising
Located in Bristol, GB
MID-CENTURY ADVERTISING Depicting ten different numbered looks for different haircuts to choose from at the barbershop. Completely hand-painted in a wonderful folk art style with ...
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20th Century Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Rare Signed Alvin Loving Poster Exhibition at William Zierler Gallery
Located in New York, NY
Framed, signed poster by Alvin Loving (1935-2005). Below is an excerpt from an online source. Detroit-born Loving earned an MFA from the University of Michigan in 1965. He began ...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Posters

Materials

Chrome

Genuine 1950's Antique BMW Enamel Dealership Wall Sign
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Rare Genuine Antique - BMW 1950'S Large Enamel Advertising Sign. BMW Enamel Collectors Sign. This a very rare antique collectible BMW Dealership Sign - Please see all images. The ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Signs

Materials

Enamel

Naive Portrait of a Girl, English, Early 19th Century
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful naive oil painting of a girl. Fabulous muted colors. The austerity of the image is matched by the simplicity of the antique bleached oak frame. I have chosen not to r...
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Antique 1840s English Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oak

Naive Portrait of a Girl, English, Early 19th Century
Naive Portrait of a Girl, English, Early 19th Century
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H 33 in W 28 in D 1.5 in
12.5 Foot Tall Vintage Neon Bowling Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Massive 12.5 foot tall metal and neon bowling sign from the 1960s. Sign is red with white letters and white trim. Neon lights are red and illuminate letter by letter B - 0 - W - L an...
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Vintage 1960s American Signs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

The Knack And How To Get It 1966 Czech A1 Film Movie Poster, Grygar
By Milan Grygar 1
Located in Bath, Somerset
The Knack And How To Get It 1966 Czech A1 Film Movie Poster, Grygar We simply adore Grygar's design that features on the Czech poster for 1965 Palme d'Or winning British film The ...
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20th Century Czech Posters

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Paper

Vintage California Republic State Flag
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage California Republic flag made in the 1960s. Made of thick cotton. Great coloring. Fun piece of California history. Newly mounted on a linen shadow box, with black frame and p...
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Vintage 1960s American Contemporary Art

Materials

Plexiglass, Wood, Cotton

Vintage California Republic State Flag
Vintage California Republic State Flag
H 39.75 in W 59.5 in D 2 in
Vintage Porcelain Corona Beer Sign
Located in San Diego, CA
Super cool and hard to find vintage porcelain Corona beer sign, circa 1970s. The sign is actually a former tabletop at a roadside cantina in Mexico. The distressed look and vintage p...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Signs

Materials

Metal

Harlem, New York 1931 - Original Fortune Magazine Print Art
Located in Soquel, CA
Harlem, New York 1931 - Original Fortune Magazine Print Art Original print from Fortune Magazine 1931 by Zdzislaw Czermanski (Polish, 1900-1970). The intersection of Lenox Ave and W...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Prints

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Paper

European Landscape Oil Painting signed Maurice Braun
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Oil Painting on Canvas signed Maurice Braun, 1902 Listed Artist A very lifelike rendering of a European street scene with houses. This early 20th Century painting features houses ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Romantic Paintings

Materials

Wood, Paint

Selection of Modern Art or Gallery Wall
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Modern Art or Gallery Wall, circa 1960s. From left to right they are: 1) Watercolor of male nude on blue paper, circa 1960s. It has been SOLD. 2) Pastel drawing of male...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Drawings

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paper

Selection of Modern Art or Gallery Wall
Selection of Modern Art or Gallery Wall
H 12.5 in W 10.5 in D 0.5 in
Antique Clock Advertising Sign
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique hand-painted advertising sign in the shape of a large pocket watch showing the name BB Thorp.
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Antique 19th Century Signs

Antique Clock Advertising Sign
Antique Clock Advertising Sign
H 28 in W 20.75 in D 2 in
Antique French Enamel Book Shop Sign, Vintage Publishing Advertising, c. 1920s
Located in Bristol, GB
Enamel Advertising Sign An art deco stepped shape with a vibrant canary yellow background and three books in different colours are illustrated on the central panel with embossed de...
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20th Century French Signs

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Large Porcelain Sign Mauxion Chocolat, 1920s, Germany
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large porcelain sign for Mauxion Chocolat Products circa 1925. Antique porcelain sign - enamelled sign - advertising wall sign. This spectacular enamel sign was designed by Wilhelm...
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Early 20th Century German Art Deco Signs

Materials

Metal

Striking Makonde Animal Helmet Mask, Dog or Hyena, Tanzania, Early 20th C.
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Striking Makonde animal helmet mask, dog or hyena, Tanzania. Early 20th century with dark patina from traditional tribal use, wear inside from being used. Finely carved features, wit...
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Early 20th Century Tanzanian Tribal Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

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KEM Weber the Moderne in Southern California, 1920-1941 Monograph with Ephemera
By David Gebhard, Harriette Von Breton
Located in Dallas, TX
KEM Weber University of California Santa Barbara Monograph & Ephemera Difficult to source
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Vintage 1970s American Art Deco Books

Materials

Paper

'Scenic Route' California Highway Sign, USA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
coloring and condition. Fantastic piece of California ephemera. Stamped 'Property State of California' on
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21st Century and Contemporary American Signs

Materials

Steel

Large 'Scenic Route' California Highway Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
coloring and condition. Fantastic piece of California ephemera. Stamped 'State of California' on the back.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Contemporary Art

Materials

Steel

Framed 'Scenic Route' California Highway Sign, USA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
coloring and condition. Fantastic piece of California ephemera. Stamped 'Property State of California' on
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21st Century and Contemporary American Signs

Materials

Steel

City of Los Angeles 'Share the Road' Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. Cool piece of California ephemera.
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Early 2000s American Signs

Materials

Steel

Large Sunset Blvd Street Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. Measures: 3 feet long by 18 inches tall. Fun piece of Los Angeles/California transportation ephemera.   
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1990s American Contemporary Art

Materials

Steel

Large Sunset Blvd Street Sign
Large Sunset Blvd Street Sign
H 18 in W 36 in D 0.13 in
Set of 3 State Park Signs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
signs. Fun piece of California, outdoors/camping ephemera. Good vintage condition. Each sign is 12" x 12".
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Vintage 1970s American Signs

Materials

Steel

Set of 3 State Park Signs
Set of 3 State Park Signs
H 12 in W 36 in D 0.13 in
Tom Wolfe, the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
By Ted Streshinsky, Lawrence Schiller, Tom Wolfe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
magazines of the period. Interweaving the prose and ephemera are photographic essays from Lawrence Schiller
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Books

Tom Wolfe, the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Tom Wolfe, the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
H 13.4 in W 9.4 in L 13.4 in
Important Oil Nathan Gluck worked w/ Andy Warhol in The Factory
By Nathan Gluck
Located in Palm Springs, CA
ephemera—could no longer be contained and compartmentalized and simply exploded in a remarkable output of
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Vintage 1950s American Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Rare Suffragette Pennant with Iconic Bugler Girl or "Clarion" Image
Located in York County, PA
piece of suffrage ephemera shows the image of an American national flag with four stars for the four
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Early 20th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

Large 'Scenic Route' California Highway Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
coloring and condition. Fantastic piece of California ephemera. Stamped 'State of California' on the back.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Signs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Metal Horse Crossing Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. Great patina to metal. Cool piece of California ephemera.  
Category

Vintage 1970s American Signs

Materials

Steel

California 'Begin' Road Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
'Property of California' on the back. Great coloring. Cool piece of California transportation ephemera. Good
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Vintage 1970s North American Signs

Materials

Metal

California 'Begin' Road Sign
California 'Begin' Road Sign
H 12.75 in W 26.25 in D 2 in
Vintage Los Angeles 101 Freeway Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Super collectible sign from Los Angeles, California. 101 Freeway sign with all cats eyes reflectors
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Vintage 1970s American Signs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Los Angeles 101 Freeway Sign
Vintage Los Angeles 101 Freeway Sign
H 18 in W 26.5 in D 0.07 in
Pink Cerused Oak Modular Bookcase Room Divider by Lou Hodges, 1970s
By Lou Hodges
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lou Hodges, designed and produced in California in the 1970s. You can configure this modular set in so
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Original Painting by Julio De Diego
By Julio de Diego
Located in New York, NY
serious collector and dealer of rare maps, prints, and ephemera. Julio De Diego arrived in the U.S. in
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Vintage 1970s American Paintings

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California Ephemera For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the california ephemera you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, steel and paper, every california ephemera was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the california ephemera you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A california ephemera is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made california ephemera over the years, but those crafted by Lawrence Schiller, Ted Streshinsky and Tom Wolfe are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a California Ephemera?

Prices for a california ephemera can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $445 and can go as high as $7,450, while the average can fetch as much as $2,500.