Paper Ephemera

Bring your scenes to life with original paper ephemera

As items that were not intended to be kept for a long time, period paper ephemera can be difficult to acquire, and it’s not always easy to know where to find what you’re looking for.

We have one of the largest collections of vintage ephemera available for prop hire in the UK, comprised of many items that are very rare or unique to our collection. Discover authentic pieces that help you create richly detailed, convincing period sets.

Our range of ephemera dates from the 1890s – 2010s. We also specialise in British World War Two ephemera props, and we have hundreds of items available for hire including ration books, printed notices and pamphlets, newspapers, showcards and photographs.

Types of Ephemera

Prop Hire

Glass &



& Beverages

Signage & Advertising


How to Hire

How to hire

Our range is so large and diverse that we can’t fit everything on our website – but we want to help you find what you’re looking for. Discover more about how to view our collection, choose the right items for you and hire our props for your project.  

Westlea Fine Foods

Struggling to get permission to use branded props for your project? 

We are proud to introduce our own professionally designed generic branding – Westlea Fine Foods.