phorgotten

Vintage Ads & Ephemera with an Affinity for the Obscure

Pennsylvania, United States · 177 Sales

phorgotten

Vintage Ads & Ephemera with an Affinity for the Obscure

Pennsylvania, United States 177 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Christina

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Announcement   Welcome to the Phorgotten shop! Here you'll find a whole lot of history - 20+ years worth of my collecting. I pride myself in being able to offer very diverse & unique vintage advertisements, magazine & book illustrations, postcards & ephemera. I have a particular fascination with obscurity, pieces that are rare, hard to come by or are just out of the ordinary.

Increasingly scarce collectibles from Phorgotten are prized for their memories, their history, their art and their beauty. Every offering is selected for quality and individually scanned.

My mission is first to locate and obtain vintage print pieces that are in a condition suitable for collecting. Each piece is then carefully separated & trimmed (if necessary), inspected, photographed, protected, researched, indexed & categorized so that you can easily find subjects or periods that interest you. Phorgotten was established to offer these increasingly scarce collectibles for any & all to admire.

Favorite phorgotten & check back here often. Just opened shop here & have much, much, much more to list! If you're looking for something in particular & don't see it in my shop, please feel free to convo me & I'll see if I can help.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Announcement

Welcome to the Phorgotten shop! Here you'll find a whole lot of history - 20+ years worth of my collecting. I pride myself in being able to offer very diverse & unique vintage advertisements, magazine & book illustrations, postcards & ephemera. I have a particular fascination with obscurity, pieces that are rare, hard to come by or are just out of the ordinary.

Increasingly scarce collectibles from Phorgotten are prized for their memories, their history, their art and their beauty. Every offering is selected for quality and individually scanned.

My mission is first to locate and obtain vintage print pieces that are in a condition suitable for collecting. Each piece is then carefully separated & trimmed (if necessary), inspected, photographed, protected, researched, indexed & categorized so that you can easily find subjects or periods that interest you. Phorgotten was established to offer these increasingly scarce collectibles for any & all to admire.

Favorite phorgotten & check back here often. Just opened shop here & have much, much, much more to list! If you're looking for something in particular & don't see it in my shop, please feel free to convo me & I'll see if I can help.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Christina

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Christina

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What do you mean “original”?

Each and every item we represent as original was printed years ago on or before the date used in the item's title &/or description – it is NOT a reproduction or copy of any kind. It is old. It has a history. It is an item that was published long ago – unchanged and unaltered except for the inevitable effects of aging. It is an “original.”

What is on the reverse side of the advertisements?

Original print ads usually have additional text and/or pictures on the reverse side. Almost all magazines, and most promotional pieces, were printed on both sides of every page. Many consider the content on the reverse side to be a reliable indicator of authenticity.

Is the frame & mat included with the purchase of an ad?

Unfortunately, we do not offer framing & matting, at this time. Item images show framing & matting only as an example of how you may display the item yourself.

Can you send me a more detailed image an item?

Sorry, but no. We do not sell copies of any kind and are not anxious to give away what we are in business to sell. The images appearing with our Etsy items are designed to foster quick loading of the picture while still providing fair clarity of the item being offered.

You have some interesting ads – where do you get them?

We spend much time & resources searching all over to find vintage publications containing prints that people want. We do not buy in bulk & insist on carefully separating each and every item from its original source ourselves. This contributes to quality and ensures authenticity. Premium prices are often paid for especially desirable items.

How do you know how old this stuff is?

Most items are dated from the cover date of the publication in which they originally appeared.

What is a "Print Feature"?

Most of the items we sell can properly be classified as "Print Ads". Occasionally magazines and other print ad sources feature articles or photographs or promo pieces that are not advertisements in the strict sense. If we feel that Etsy users might be interested in such an item, we list it and use the phrase "Print Feature" in the description.

Premium packaging is standard!

When your order is placed and paid for, it is our job to pack each item securely and get it in the mail quickly, safely and as represented.

Your vintage advertisement(s) will be protected in a 2 mil poly sleeve which is then securely sealed inside a thick cardboard mailing tube - the same method often used for shipping fine art and expensive drawings.

Items that are too fragile or not fit for a mailing tube will be carefully packaged in an protective envelope or box to best ensure its safe delivery.

Undeliverables?

If a package is undeliverable due to an inaccurate shipping address provided by the buyer, or if a package is unclaimed by the buyer, I cannot be held responsible. The buyer will be responsible for the cost to re-ship the package or a refund will be provided (excluding shipping costs).