Sunday, November 24, 2013
This week in bookplates 11/24/2013
I recently purchased this bookplate by Viggo Jacobsen and was able to find information about it at this link.
Here are a few time tested tips to help you build your collection without having guilt pangs about telling white lies to your spouse about what you paid for that must have bookplate.
Ask if they have accumulated any bookplates over the years which he might be willing to part with..
If they have none see if he can recommend a colleague who might have some.
Library Book Sales in the U.S,A.
Most communities have library book sales where you can obtain books and books with bookplates inexpensively..Here is a free weekly service you can get about book sales in your area.
Join a Bookplate Society
Most countries have bookplate societies. Through these organizations you can meet other collectors with whom you can exchange duplicates.and learn more about your hobby.
I am a member of two societies:Americian and U.K.
A comprehensive list of bookplate societies around the world
Your local antiquarian bookseller can assist you if you make yourself known to him (or her)
When I enter a store for the first time I usually gravitate to the poetry section because books in that section tend to have more bookplates.
Exchange your duplicates with other collectors.
Here are seven duplicates I currently have for possible exchange:
More tips will be posted here as they are received.
See you next weekend