Sunday, January 20, 2013
This Week In Bookplatess 1/20/2013
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
First Entry for the contest
Sent by Vladimir Vereschagin
1/14/2013-Entry #2 Submitted by Nina Allen
"What fun! Here is my submission to your humorous bookplate contest.
I'm doing this early so that I don't forget about it. I have no idea
who created this bookplate because I can't make out the signature.
However, it 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.
Entry # 4 Submitted by Muriel Frega
Entry # 5 Submitted by T.Wixon
Building A collection
A few of the collectors shown above had multiple bookplates .
Many of the plates were engraved by E.D. French.
Some of the most notable collectors used leather bookplates . They are without a doubt elegant but they eventually damage the pages they touch .
I look forward to assisting the client and will update this posting as more bookplates are obtained..
Two Mystery Bookplates
See you again next Sunday.