Everything you ever wanted to know about Vampirella, daughter of Drakulon


Ephemera n. (pl. ~s or ~e). insect living only a day or a few days; insect of order Ephemeroptera, e.g. mayfly; short-lived thing; thing of short-lived usefulness. [mod. L, f. LL f. Gk ephemeros lasting only a day (epi on, hemera day)].
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hembeckMost of the items in this section are relatively short lived or available only for a limited time.

Many are truly unique; for example, no two tattoos are the same.

A custom built motorcycle or a beer mat that has been doodled on by a well known artist is truly a "one-off" item.

Some things are limited but available if you know where to look. It isn't just the "official" Vampirella models who get to wear the red and gold costume - you'd be surprised just how easy it is to get hold of a Vampirella costume (and who wears them!).

Christmas ornaments featuring Vampirella are not that hard to find but a 1972 window sticker is rarer than rocking horse droppings.

moneyWhat is the value of such ephemera? Any such item is only as valuable as the price someone is willing to pay for it.

A collector such as myself may pay a little over the odds for a rare or unique item but even we have limits.

eBay (and similar auction sites) are great levellers.

If you have a rare item for sale put it on eBay for the minimum amount you will accept and see if it sells. Sometimes it will sell for a lot more than you expected, other times no one is interested at all!

This section lists those odds and ends, one offs, special items and "bits" that don't quite fit into other sections.

In no particular order of preference or chronology I give you a far from complete collection of Vampirella ephemera. To try and put the ephemera into some sort of easily navigable order I have subdivided them into the sections listed on the left hand side - click and enjoy.


There will be more sections as time passes and I find more stuff that doesn't quite fit elsewhere.

Watch this space.