Memorabilia and ephemera

Memorabilia, ephemera, collectibles, promotional materials, and other cultural artifacts of the Minitel

Pathfinder Videotex Hat
The "Pathfinder" patch on this yellow hat refers to trial of Canada's Telidon videotex system that ran from 1982-1983 in the province of Saskatchewan.

"Le Minitel" Trading Card
This is a trading card with general information about the origins of Minitel published in 1989. The photo on the front of the card depicts a typical installation of Minitel terminal equipment in the home. While a PC might be stored in a home office…

3615 FFT Promotional Sticker
This is a promotional sticker for 3615 FFT, a service run by the French tennis federation.

Advertisement for 36.15 PIFTEL
This is a magazine ad for PIFTEL, the Minitel site of PIF, a weekly comic magazine for children published by the French Communist Party. At its peak, PIF printed up to 1 million copies. This ad presents PIFTEL as an online companion to the printed…

France Telecom Sticker
"I'm connected on Minitel, how about you? No... Well then go pick one up at your local France Telecom branch"

Minitel Follies
"Minitel Follies" was published in Gay Comix issue 12 for Spring/Summer 1988. The six page comic follows the (mis)adventures of Fox as he looks for love on the Minitel. In the opening panels, Fox picks up a terminal from the local post office and…

Sticker for SECURITAM
Promotional sticker for the home security service at 3614 SECURITAM

Sticker for L'argus
Promotional sticker for 3615 ARGUS, a Minitel service attached to L'argus, a magazine about automobiles. The text refers to the used car services available online.

Sticker for Carte Jeunes
Promotional sticker for 3615 CJEUNES

Sticker for EVATEL
On this promotional sticker, 3615 EVATEL invites "smart travelers" to an online service with cheap flights, travel stories, forums, games, and more.

Sticker for la Fédération Nationale Aéronautique
Promotional sticker for the Fédération Nationale Aéronautique encouraging others to "become a pilot!" In the illustration, "3615 FNA" is inscribed on the wing of a prop plane. Today, the FNA is known as la Fédération française aéronautique.

Sticker for Footflash
Promotional sticker for 3615 FOOTFLASH, a service for football fans.

Sticker for Griottines cherries
Promotional sticker noting a Minitel service linked to Griottines cherries, a regional specialty of the Fougerolles.

La Cinq et M6 sticker
Sticker promoting Minitel services for privately-owned television networks La Cinq ("5") and M6. Based on the logos, this sticker was likely produced around 1987.