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Automotive Ephemera.

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David Levine started collecting travel ephemera in 1992 while he was on his way to Prague, Czech Republic, where he lived from 1992 to 1994.

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1931 advertising booklet for the 12 Six Peugot.

He had stopped in London on his way to Prague and one day in London he visited the famous British Museum. Afterwards, he wandered down Museum Street, just south of the museum, and stumbled on an Antiquarian book store. In this store he notice a small brochure, which he would later learn was called "ephemera."

Featured here is just a small sampling of his collection (naturally related to cars) but his collection is wide ranging.

His virtual online gallery was created to display and share the best items in his collection of 1920s and 1930s travel-related ephemera. Everything on his website is original. The material is not reproductions.

All images are from the collection of David Levine.


"Autokarten" of Germany, number 123, 1938. Published by G. Freytag & Berndt A.G., Wien.


"Autostrassenkarten," Brnn (Brno), number 20, circa 1925. Published by G. Freytag & Berndt A.G., Wien.

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Masaryku Okruh: Brno, 30 IX 1934. (5th Masaryk Circuit, Brno, 30 September 1934). Label, signed "Bechny."


Brochure for "B.V. - Oel, Benzol - Verband" circa 1930. Published by "B.V. - Aral." Singed "ERBE." Printed by "Boeckling & Muller, Essen." Back cover.


"Autostrassenkarten," number 5 Danzig, 1929. Published by G. Freytag & Berndt A.G., Wien. Signed "Kottvla, Wien III."


Advertisement for Shell Motor Oil, 1934. Taken from the "Shell Automobil-Kort over Danmark," published by the A/S Dansk-Engelsk Benzin & Petroleums Co., Kobenhavn.


"Autokarte von Osterreich," number 224, 1936. Published by G. Freytag & Berndt A.G., Wien.


Brochure "Vorwarts mit Shell" (Forward with Shell), circa 1936.


Advertisement price list for "Osram Auto Lampen," 1924.


Advertisement for Auto Skoda from the Czech magazine "Salon," 1929. Signed "Ra."


"Wirtschaftlishes Fahren," (Economical Driving), 1937. Booklet published by the Adlerwerke A.G., Frakfurt a. M.


Advertisement for Auto Skoda from the Czech magazine "Salon," 1929.


Brochure for the "Adler Trumpf 1.7 Ltr.," 1936.

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1930 advertising booklet "Renault La Vivasix - 6 Cylindres".

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Shell Olaj es Benzin. Advertising Postcard, 1928, published by the Shell Oil Company, Budapest branch. Signed "F.S. Hanson."

Travel Brochure Graphics   1920s and 1930s travel ephemera design.
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