Sunday, October 02, 2011

Ernest W. Oldham Part One

     Several weeks ago I spotted an E Bay listing for eight bookplates designed by Ernest W. Oldham, an English designer I had never heard of..  The seller, Mr. Bernard Maker also sold me an additional twenty four duplicates from his own collection. All thirty two will be scanned and listed throughout the week .Mr. Maker and fellow collector Anthony Pincott have been most generous in sending biographical information and checklists of the approximately 200 bookplates Mr. Oldham  designed ..The ciphers and signatures for  the bookplates will also be scanned.

If you have any bookplates by this artist please let me know the owner's name(s) so they can be added to the checklist.. Here is my contact information:
Stay tuned for more scans and biographical information .

The M.F. Bray and I.S. Clarke Plate is unsigned

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