Sunday, May 02, 2010

Hotel Ephemera

The Touraine bookplate was engraved by J.W. Spenceley
There was a gentler time when hotels had libraries for guests and they often used bookplates.

Old "Do Not Disturb Signs "pop up at paper shows from time to time and I often buy them . Here are a few of the older ones. Marilynn Gelfman Karp wrote an excellent book called
In Flagrante Collecto in which she devotes a few pages to these signs.It's one of those delightful books that is hard to not read and smile since it covers an amazing range of oddball collections.

While I am recommending books let me mention The Big Short by Michael Lewis.

Be warned this one will not bring a smile to your face. If you have contempt for politicians and financial experts or just want to get a clearer understanding of the housing crisis and the financial mess we and our grandchildren are paying for, this is one you ought to read.

Oops I scanned this one twice

See you next Sunday.

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