Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Humorous Bookplate Contest Has Begun
Please submit one bookplate from your own collection. I am not expecting many entries because humorous bookplates are atypical. That works in your favor if you have a humorous bookplate to submit..
Send a scan of your entry to
At the end of the contest the judges ( Mary & Lew Jaffe) will select the winner. .
The winner will receive an inscribed hardbound copy of all blog postings for 2012
Here are a few humorous bookplates from my own collection:
The owner Mr. Pacheco is a magician
First Entry for the contest just received.
Sent by Vladimir Vereschagin
1/14/2013-Entry #2 Submitted by Nina Allen
"What fun! Here is my submission to your humorous bookplate contest.
doing this early so that I don't forget about it. I have no idea
created this bookplate because I can't make out the signature.
looks to be dated 1920 in the plate at the bottom"
"Lew: the monogram is that of Willi Kadletz, b. 1895. One source says Austrian, another says German - take your Pick. I like it."
Entry #3 Submitted by John Blatchly 1/14/2013
James Cormick is an Iran scholar at Cambridge.