Saturday, September 11, 2010

Recent Bookplate & Ephemera Finds

I would like to find out more about Walter M.Trumbull. There must be a book about him but I have not located one yet. The fact that a 26 year hard labor sentence was reduced to one year sounds like high drama.This item was purchased on Ebay.
9/12/2010 The miracle of Internet speed. Within 24 hours after publishing Mr. Joseph Swiers in the Netherlands wrote to tell me about a book by Walter M. Trumball entitled Life In The Army.

This is Ernest Michael Dinkel's (1895-1983) art work for his own bookplate. He is best known for his posters and murals some of which you can see by clicking on the link below.

I got the Art Deco silver and black bookplate for Maxwell Jay Rice from the same dealer who sold me the Ned Guymon plate shown below. Mr. Rice was a vice president at Pan Am .

E.T. (Ned) Guymon (1900-1983) was an important American book collector who focused on mystery fiction and eventually gave his entire 15,000 volume library to Occidental College for it's special collections.

I purchased the Judaica item shown above at the Archive.

KKL was founded in 1901 to buy and develop land in the Ottoman Palestine region in order to encourage settlements. Rabbi David Prato (1882-1951) whose name is typed in the right corner eventually became the Chief Rabbi of Rome .

The Hagadah shown below was published in Germany in 1920 and somehow survived 90 years until it wound up at the Free Library Bookstore in Philadelphia where I purchased it.

We have local flea markets in Philadelphia about six times a year which are sponsored by this group:

Some of the items I purchased today are U.S. Military currency used in Japan , circa 1950

A five inch slide rule circa 1955 and a piece of slate with a fossil fern circa 60 million B.C.

( I made up that last date, your guess is as good as mine)

I also found a 2 3/4 inch neoprene salesman's sample with the patent # 1687441

Google has a free patent search service . The patent is dated 1928 so I assume this item is from the thirties . For those of you who are curious, a link to the patent is under the image

That's about it for this week. See you next Sunday.

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