Monday, June 25, 2007

Tiffany Bookplates and Ephemera

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For those of you who do not remember telephones which were dialed by inserting your finger in a hole the object shown below may be of interest.It is a sterling silver telephone dialer sold by Tiffany &Co.

Audrey Hepburn in the movie Breakfast At Tiffany's was looking for an unusual gift which would cost no more than $10.00. She almost purchased a sterling silver telephone dialer but opted to have a Cracker Jack Ring engraved.I suspect telephone dialers are like bagel cutters and cheese slicers. They were given as house warming gifts , used once, kept in their original boxes on the top shelf of the kitchen cabinet and will eventually show up on Ebay.

The Murphy Paint and Varnish item shown below was probably engraved for Tiffany by Frederick Spenceley.It came to me via Ebay from the estate of Frederick Spenceley Jr.

The sketch shown below was either for a bookplate or an engraved silver object.Click on any image to enlarge it.

I have many Tiffany engraved bookplates and have chosen several of the pictorial ones.

Charles Major (1856-1915) was an American Lawyer and Novelist

Would you believe I have had over 30,000 visitors to the blog since it began about one year ago ? I like to track where the traffic comes from and well over sixty per cent comes from Google inquires. Several months ago I started getting viewers from a link at the following site
It has nothing to do with bookplates but you might enjoy looking at it . See you next week.

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