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The San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair comes around every few months, but I’m going to go ahead and say I still had no idea what it was. Vintage Paper? Like old posters? Or like Grandpa’s old letters to Grandma? Or maybe just the soggy brown bags from malt liquors passed? As it turns out, it can be pretty much any paper ephemera, whether it was previously printed on or not (Thanks, Google!)

The more DIY-inclined amongst you can probably find a lot of rad paper products to fashion into handmade books of poetry, or coasters with old roadmaps of Route 66, or something just as adorable to sell at Indie Mart. Seriously, between the Vintage Paper fair and the next Gem & Mineral show at the Cow Palace, you’ll have enough supplies to weather this recession with the profits from your Etsy page alone.

Vintage Paper Fair
January 9-10th, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm
Hall of Flowers (County Fair Building)
Lincoln Way & 9th Ave [Golden Gate Park/Inner Sunset]

Vintage paper flowers via: Artfire

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