Sunday, November 25, 2007
Jerry Morris submitted the Waldo Leon Rich bookplate .Mr.Rich (1853-1930) was a bank teller from Saratoga Springs, New York who among other things collected,birds, butterflies, and rare books.
The bookplate shown above was submitted by Clifford Walker.It was done by Jelena Kiseljova.
The final week of the bizarre bookplate contest is upon us.
If you have been meaning to submit a plate the clock is ticking. Send your scan to Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com
Three plates were submitted this week. The doctor's plate (remind me to cancel my appointment with Dr. Brauer ) was submitted by Colin Walsh who under the supervision of Sarah Burge is in the process of digitizing the medical bookplate collection of the Cushing Whitney Medical Historical Library at Yale University.
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The Monica and Norman Ewer plate by Frederick Carter was submitted by fellow bookplate enthusiast Stephen Pochin.
The Darlene J. Butler plate by the Dutch artist Pam Rueter (1906-1998) was submitted by Wally J. He is an advanced collector of Pam Rueter bookplates and ephemera. If you have Rueter items for sale or possible exchange he can be reached at Wallyj(at)ix(dot)netcom(dot)com
I have to admit that choosing a winner from among the sixteen plates received so far is not going to be easy. Tune in next Sunday to see what Mary and I have decided.
Labels: Bookplates For Sale
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Boston Trip/ Roycroft/ Christmas Gift Ideas
It was printed by The Ascensius Press http://www.ascensiuspress.com/ I guess this was a Christmas gift to myself because I really did not need another bookplate. On the other hand It gives me great pleasure to own this miniature print by an extremely talented artist.
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No submissions to the bizarre bookplate contest were received this week. Two more weeks and the contest ends. The winner will receive a bookplate by Jessie M. King. Send your submissions to Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com
Saturday, November 10, 2007
More Bizarre Bookplates/Thank You Dr.Radbill
At the time it amused me but as I get older and am buying the collections of departed friends his words come back to me.
This week I began sorting through a significant collection I purchased . The images shown are from the collection and need to be researched.
If you click on the Anne Kirkham Allen plate it will enlarge and you will see all kinds of little critters on the outer edges. If you know something about the owner or the artist please let me know.
The cat plate for GM is in some reference book I own but I can't recall which one it is. At first I thought it was by Gordon Graig but I just reviewed The Bookplates Of Edward Gordon Craig by John Blatchly and did not find it.
This weeks submissions to the bizarre bookplate contest are shown below.
The Dragon bookplate was designed and submitted by Jeff Gregory
The Gino Sabattini plate by Sergio Burzi was submitted by Nina Allen.
The bizarre bookplate contest will end on Saturday December 1st and the winner of the Jessie M. King bookplate will be announced on Sunday December 2nd. To enter the contest send your bizarre bookplate scan to Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com
I will be in Boston November 17th because two great shows are run in tandem .One for Antiquarian books and the other for books and ephemera. For more details follow these links:
Update- Monday evening November 12th - I have listed 15 bookplates on Ebay. My seller name is bookplatemaven.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Bookplate News From Around The World
Two recent finds from the estate of a collector in California.
The American Kennel Club plate was designed in 1936 by Edwin Megargee (1883-1958)
Edith Head (1897-1981) the famous Hollywood costume designer had a plate made with silver or aluminum foil laminated to paper.Click on the images to enlarge.
No submissions for the bizarre bookplate contest were received this week.
Earlier this year I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about the personalized bookplate business of Antioch Publishing having been sold to Bookplate Ink www.bookplateink.com
While in Washington last week I met Karen Gardner the firms owner and I am very impressed with the quality and reasonable pricing of this firms bookplates. Now is the time to think about getting yourself and your friends an affordable Christmas present that will be used for many years to come.
Collector Jean -Marc Barféty has a great site.
The InternationalFederation Of Exlibris Societies has a very informative site with excellent links
That's all for today.