Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bookplate Odds And Ends

I  am interested in all sorts of ephemera and was delighted to find  Princeton's graphic arts blog . There are many visual delights  I selected just one of them (English tobacco wrapping paper) to whet your appetite

I have  several tobacco related bookplates in my own collection. Here are two examples:

4/3/2013 Thank you Richard Schimmelpfeng for the following information:

Lew, were you aware that Arents had an enormous tobacco collection? His collection is at the New York Public and there is a sumptuous three volume folio catalogue of it.  

The Bookplate of John Butler by Paul Revere was unrecorded in Clarence Brigham's Paul Revere's Engravings. It is in the collection of The American Antiquarian Society( the gift of George T. Goodspeed.) If you are wondering about the value of this plate should another one become available my  guess is that at auction the starting bid would be around $10,000.00

East Coast Book & Paper Shows - April 2013

John Renjilian Sent me the Email shown below. 

Thank you John.

The month will be welcomed by the LI Vintage Book and Ephemera Fair, 6-7 April, bouncing back to its location at the Garden City Field House, 295 Stewart Ave, 11530. Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-4, $6 admission. I haven't been in some years, but my guess would be perhaps around 40 dealers. When at this venue earlier, the fair was held in conjunction with an antiques show, but no mention of that is made so I presume this will be all books/paper. It has often been a strong fair.,, or 603-509-2639 will get you more information.

The next week will see a doubleheader in NYC. Starting first will be the ABAA show at the Park Ave Armory, 643 Park Ave at 67th St, opening with a preview Thursday evening, 5-9, and continuing Friday, 12-8, Saturday 12-7, and Sunday 12-5. Admission to the preview is $40, $35 for the next three days, or $20 per day. There will be about 200 dealers from 11 countries to browse among, bringing many treasures with them; as your eyes get bigger, so will your pocketbook need to. Free approximate valuations will be offered Sunday, up to three items; bring something good, by Sunday the dealers will need a boost. Additional information is at, or 212-777-5218.

The Manhattan Vintage Book and Ephemera Fair, the Shadow Show, will take place the same weekend at the Altman Building, 135 West 18th St, 10011, 12-13 April. Two days only, Friday 5-9, Saturday 8-4, admission $12. Smaller in size, and no doubt a tad less on the price tags, this is still the place where the ABAA dealers will come to replenish they're stocks; you can beat them to it and find the bargains first. Flamingo runs the show,, or 603-509-2639.

The Allentown Paper Show will take over the last weekend of the month, at the Agriculture Hall in the Fair Grounds, 1929 Chew St, in Allentown, PA, 27-28 April. Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3, admission $7 ($6 with card at the website), 170 dealers. This one is well worth your effort, lots of books, paper, just about anything imaginable. Scott Klutinoty, Allentown Paper Show, is in charge,,, or, 610-573-4969 for more information.

I have a clipping announcing the second annual Antiquarian Book, Ephemera and Postcard Show to be held 28 April, at the Brookline Event Center, 32 Proctor Hill Rd (rt 130), Brookline, NH 03033. 9-2, about 25 dealers; however, there is nothing on the website calendar for that date, and I would definitely contact the organizers, Ron or Kathy Pelletier, before traveling.,, or 603-673-4474.

See You next Sunday

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