Sunday, January 08, 2012

Do Not Disturb Signs

If you are in the Seattle Washington area you might want to visit the Davidson Gallery to see their bookplate exhibit. Alternatively , follow this link.
http://www.davidsongalleries.com/subjects/exlibris/exlibris.php

I purchase cardboard Do Not Disturb Signs when I see them at paper shows.Most of the ones I have accumulated were used between 1930 and 1960..It may have something to do with the fact that I was a travelling salesman for over fifty years and spent an average of two nights a week in a hotel or motel..
In any event these paper trips to another time are fun to look at ..

1/9/2012  Here are some links I found after my initial posting.

Some offbeat  adult  do not disturb signs.
http://motella.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-disturbing-do-not-disturb-signs.html

Edoardo Flores has an impressive collection of do not disturb signs from many countries..
http://www.freewebs.com/dndcollector/

Here is a link to the vintage signs at another collector website..
http://www.hoteldndsigns.com/Categories/vintage.htm

Embassy Suites do not disturb design contest (ended) -winning entries
http://www.embassysuitesdndcontest.com/



The sign below this caption is one of my favorites.

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