Saturday, October 18, 2008
It is attached to Nathan Roberts' arm and his blog is http://batcountrybooks.blogspot.com/
Here is an assortment of philatelic bookplates from the libraries of collectors and stamp dealers.
PHILLIPS, Charles James 1863-1940. Educated King Edward’s School, Birmingham. Trained as accountant. While employed at Birmingham Assay Office, became stamp dealer in Edgbaston, 1885. Founded Birmingham P.S. 1886. Published at Edgbaston, ‘The Stamp Advertiser and Auction Record’, which became Stanley Gibbons Monthly Journal when he acquired a controlling interest in that company in 1890. Wrote handbooks on Fiji , Mexico , Paraguay , a history of Stanley Gibbons Ltd under the title ‘Fifty Years of Philately’ , and ‘The Future of Philately from the Viewpoint of the Collector and Dealer’ . Disposed of his interest in the company to George Hamilton-Smith, 1922, and settled in New York. Dealt with sale of Henry J Duveen collection, and responsible for the lotting of the American section of Arthur Hind collection. Awarded Special Gold Medal of the Collectors’ Club. RDP 1921. Died in New York. His brother, William Henry Phillips (1864-1912), was also a director of Stanley Gibbons Ltd.
Engraved by Harry L. Peckmore
Two Pennsylvania stamp dealers
Brian Birch collects postal and philatelic bookplates and was kind enough to send me information about The Aberdeen And North Of Scotland Society bookplate .
"According to the Society records, the bookplate was designed in March 1912 by the Society’s then librarian, Peter John Anderson(1). The bookplate consists of the Society’s name on a lozenge background, in a rectangle constructed from four different printers ornaments, with a stamp in each corner. Although three of the stamps are classics from the 1840s and 1860s, the fourth is a relatively common Bavarian issue from 1911.
According to Anderson(2), The four corners of the bookplate were selected as representative of successful portraiture: Queen Victoria on the Black Penny of 1840; Washington on the U.S.A. 10c. of 1847; Hermes on the Greek issue of 1861; and the Prince Regent Luitpold on the Bavarian issue of 1856; while the border includes four varieties from the British Guiana provisionals of 1862. "
I plan on getting more book and literary figure related tattoos in the near future. I will be posting photos of my new tattoos on my blog once they are completed.