We buy a wide variety of vintage photography, paper documents, postcards, amateur art and old books focusing on natural history and medicine. We also actively buy books on art, photography and design. Whether you are selling a personal collection, inherited items or need assistance in handling the estate of a relative, Ampersand provides experienced and professional service. We are willing to travel to your location or simply bring items to our storefront location on NE Alberta Street. 

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We buy every possible format of photography, including collectible fine art photos, b&w and color family snapshots (from 1900 to the 1980s), erotic and pornographic photos (both male and female), family photo albums, real photo postcards, military photo albums (especially WWII and vietnam), old travel albums, slides, vocational photography (medical, dental, industrial, police mug shots and crime photos), X-Rays, 8 and 16mm film reels.



Ephemera is a catch-all word for the incidental paper items that people have used on a daily basis throughout history. We buy postcards, pamphlets, old letters, journals and diaries, menus, business ledgers and invoices, travel brochures, trade catalogs, instruction manuals, event programs, train tickets, posters, broadsides, recipe booklets, scrapbooks, type specimens, amateur art, children’s drawings and schoolwork, etc. As a general rule, don’t throw anything away until we’ve had a chance to look at it first.



We specialize in collectible books with strong visual content, especially quality titles on photography, art, architecture and design. We’ll gladly take a look at any book that is old, rare or otherwise unique. We are also willing to travel to take a look at large collections.