Sunday, June 01, 2014

Abraham Lincoln-My Shining Star by Robert Weinberg

This week I am pleased to publish a guest article submitted by fellow collector Robert Weinberg
(A.K.A Bookplate Bob)

Abraham Lincoln-My Shining Star

As a high school student studying American history and the Civil War , I was asked to memorize and recite
The Gettysburg Address .From that time on,Abraham Lincoln was my hero.When I started to collect bookplates, Lincoln and his life were always at the forefront of my thinking.
.Adding to that,I was fortunate n being able to buy a small collection of Lincoln Exlibris.

From that time forward I found myself a Lincoln stalwart .A few years ago.I had the privilege of donating  a Henry Horner bookplate(Governor of Illinois) to The Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield ,Illinois
 The governor's collection of Lincolniana is the backbone of the Presidential Lincoln Museum..

I have been searching for "Honest Abe" for over forty years and would like to hear from other collectors who share my passion

A Few Bookplates From My Collection

Engraved by A.N. Macdonald

By Bernhardt Wall

By Will  Simmons

Notes  From Lew- Thank you Bob.

 If anyone out there would like to submit an article for inclusion in the blog please contact me.

Here is a link about Hollywood Bookplates with a number of items from The Jim Lewis Collection:

Philadelphia Book Show

I plan to attend the book show on Friday evening  if you are attending and have bookplates for sale or trade please contact me.
.Here is the show information:

June 13 & 14, 2014
The Philadelphia Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair
  Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA  19103
A Fabulous Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair  For Philadelphia!
  This is one of the most requested Book & Ephemera Fairs in our stable! We  were asked by so many dealers to find the right location to revive an old  favorite and give it a fresh, new start. So we did our homework and here it is!
  Exceptional Exhibitors from throughout the Northeast will offer Fine, Rare  &  Unusal Old Books, Plus Maps, Autographs,  Prints, Posters, Playbills, Ephemera, and Much, Much More at the Sheraton  Philadelphia Downtown, 201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hours are Friday 5-9pm & Saturday 10am-4pm
  Adult Admission is $67 Young Collectors 12-21 $3, Under 12 free w/Paid Adult,  plenty of free parking, refreshments.
Special Events: Appraisals Saturday 1-3pm by  John Bruno, Star of Market Warriors! Also Book  Binding, Restoration & Preservation Presentations!
Next week I will be writing about Peacocks on Bookplates.


Maywyn Studio has left a new comment on your post "Abraham Lincoln-My Shining Star by Robert Weinberg...":

Interesting post. I look forward to next week's peacocks in bookplates.
For a treat, Jeri Landers, the artist has a baby peafowl post that's adorable. 

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Maywyn Studio said...

Interesting post. I look forward to next week's peacocks in bookplates.
For a treat, Jeri Landers, the artist has a baby peafowl post that's adorable.