My Bookseller Label website is http://www.booksellerlabels.com/Home_Page.php
Both the album and Butler’s book are housed in a very strong slipcase. The case is covered with matching red cloth, and recessed into the closed end is an Ex Libris medallion that I picked up on eBay a few years ago for just a couple of dollars. The medallion came from Sweden with no hints at its origins.
Currently I have 181 plates mounted in the album from over one hundred artists, all arranged alphabetically by designer. Most are mounted using archival stamp hinges, while some of the scarcer Items—Peter Rushton Maverick, Nathaniel Hurd, et al—are held in place by archival corner mounts, like the ones used for photographs. With only one or two plates per leaf, there is plenty of room for copious pencil notes on the designers, printing techniques and the owners of the plates. And the research is where the fun begins, adding a rich background to each little piece of custom art.
As I mentioned, this collection is not complete. I still need original examples from the designers listed below.
If you have anything to offer please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTISTS ON MY WANT LIST FOR BOOKPLATES
Brown, Rudolph Stanley-
Bull, Charles Livingston
Capon, Charles Reginald
Edwards, Edward Bartholomey
Fenn, Walter James
Hapgood, Theodore Brown
Havens, James D.
Iorio, Adrian J.
Jacobson, Frederick Arthur
Kent, Norman Howe
Littlejohn, Cynthia Pugh
Polanski, G. Jurek
Tuttle, Henry Emerson
Unwin, Nora S.
Ward, Lynd Kendall
Wiepert, David Douglas
Note from Lew Jaffe- I want to thank Gabe Konrad for taking the time to submit this most interesting article and to encourage those of you wish to submit articles to contact me Bookplatemaven@hotmail.com
Next week I will be in New York City on Sunday July 17th hitting the flea markets. If you are in New York
and have bookplates for sale or trade please contact me.
Sunday Evening 7:30 P.M.- I just listed seven items on Ebay and may add a few more on Tuesday.
Here is a link: