Saturday, May 21, 2016

EURO Trip Collectible Fairs May June '16

After weeks of a big listing push of a recently acquired collection into my eBay store it's time to head back to Europe for a string of collectible fairs bridging two weekends. Email me if you'll be at any of the shows and we can get together for coffee, lunch, cocktails. First stop, Paris for the 67e Cartexpo postcard fair at the Espace Champerret, details here.

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... then to Verona in northern Italy for the 126th Veronafil the venerable and 
overwhelming stamp, coin and postcard show May 27, 28, 29th ... 

... and then back to Paris for a full weekend of books, old paper and  
vintage photographs with two outdoor fairs, the  
San Sulpice Book Fair June 2th to 6th ...

... and the 53rd Bievre International Photo Fair June 5 and 6th just outside Paris

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

OSTRA Derrieres Lingerie Fetish Paris 1920s~'30s

"C" is for chatte! The Ostra Studio in Paris was the culmination of immigrant brothers from Hungary joining forces to create the largest body of work devoted to "fetish tableaux" in the '20s and '30s. Their particular interest in derrieres, fetish clothing, bondage and s/m fantasies has left a significant and in many ways, unsurpassed legacy, whose influence can be seen today in the worlds of photography and fashion. Store listing include postcard and medium format photographs as well as stereographic images. Click here for all the Ostra Studio items in my eBay store. Click image to see listing details for each photograph.

Monday, May 16, 2016

ELMER BATTERS Black Silk Stockings late '50s

Prior to Tip Top, The Nylon Jungle and his catch phrase Tip of the Toes to the Top of the Hose, Elmer Batters created Black Silk Stockings at the end of the 1950s. Photographed, designed and published by Batters these, the earliest full-size "garters & hose" magazines, set the bar for what would soon follow from Parliament magazines in the early '60s ... with the content and editorial direction in Batters' hands. 

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

The LATEST: eBay STORE new listings ...

I've been binge posting on eBay, stocking my store with all kinds of great new material from recently purchased collections and not making the time to post here. With this first post you can see the results of the previous six week's posting by clicking for the Vasta Images/Books homepage. Additionally, here are recent arrivals just listed, each with a link to the store category in which it is located. Above LOVE LOVE 1971 in Adult Books.

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Jiro Ishikawa 2016 Le Dernier Cri in Artist's Books

Eric Stanton Fumetti adult comics series 1974 in Paris Latest

Ostra Studio stereo photo 1930 in Stereo Photos

 Album L'Etudes by Igout circa 1870s in Photos Nude & Risque

Diana Slip Lingerie Photo by Roger Schall 1931 in Postcards Nudes 

Jil Stockings Advertising circa 1927 in Ephemera Die-Cuts