Collectors from around the globe came to meet fellow enthusiasts, attend seminars,
and exchange duplicates. Of the 138 registrants 16 were from China.The Chinese collectors were very enthusiastic When I list duplicates on EBay the high bidders are often from China.This is especially true for Rockwell Kent plates. He seems to be a cultural icon there. There are currently four Chinese bookplate Societies with an estimated total membership of 847.For additional information about all the bookplate societies around the world follow this link:
I have assembled a group of American bookplates with Chinese themes for your enjoyment.
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The Frederick Townsend Ward plate was engraved bi Sidney Lawton Smith in 1910
The two bookplates shown below were designed by Hui-Ming Wang..
Here is a link with biographical information about him.
biographical information about the owners of these bookplates and translations of the Chinese words.
See you next Sunday..