Monday, November 02, 2015

Upcoming Book and Paper Shows

My New Bookplate
By Al Gury

As a collector of  private press books and bookplates, I wanted my own unique bookplate.
I had already been collecting the woodcuts of the Philadelphia artist Martha Knox, so I commissioned her to design a bookplate for me.

She sent me several designs, one of which is the bookplate shown here.
The process was fun and interesting and I am pleased to own the original block.

I know Martha is interested in designing more bookplates.
She is a 2006 MFA graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.
Besides numerous editions of fine wood block fronts, she has recently produced two books: Cats A-Z, and Owl and Cat in Love.
Both are illustrated with her beautiful wood cuts.

Here is a link to Martha's website.

About eight years ago I attended one of Hal Lutsky's vintage paper shows in California and I was able to purchase a wide range of bookplates.

Here is a note I received from him today.

If you are in california this show is worth visiting.

Hello Collectors,

Just a quick note to let you know that I'll be in San Marino (near Pasadena) for the postcard show this coming Saturday. I'll be there SATURDAY ONLY. In addition to my regular stock, I'll be bringing about 20,000 postcards priced at 25 cents each. These are fresh cards, most of which have never been to a show.  

FREE PASSES! Email me by NOON THURSDAY for a free pass. I'll send one back via email that you can download & print. Admission is normally $5.  

Saturday, November 7
10am - 6pm

Masonic Hall

3130 Huntington Dr.

San Marino, CA 

Hal Lutsky



A notice I received from The Ephemera Society of America.

If you are unfamiliar with the Ephemera Society Here is a link

MARK YOUR Calendar

November and December

November 1, Toronto, Ontario: Old Book & Paper Show 

November 4, New York City: Heritage Rare Books & Historical Manuscripts auction 

November 4-8, Pasadena CA: Daguerreian Society Symposium    

November 7, Dallas TX: Heritage Americana & Political auction  

November 13-15, Boston MA: 39th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair WE NEED YOUR HELP in manning the Society booth. Give an hour or two? Bring something from your own collection to illustrate the scope of ephemera?

November 14, Boston MA: Boston Book, Print and Ephemera Show 

November 14, Shelton CT: Memorial Service for Phil Jones, 2:00 at the Shelton Intermediate School, 675 Constitution Blvd. N., reception following in lobby. A citation from our Board of Directors in appreciation of Phil's contribution to The Ephemera Society of America will be read at the service. 

November 20, Cincinnati OH: Cowan's American History Auction, 

November 20-21, Worcester MA: CHAViC conference, "Moving Pictures: Images Across Media in American Visual and Material Culture to 1900" 

November 20-21, Carversville PA: Antique Toy Auction, 

December 4-5, Northampton MA: Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair 

December 6, London England: The Ephemera Society Special Fair,
January & February & March 2016

January 2-3, Wilmington MA: Book & Paper row at the Boston Antiques and Design Show

January 9-10, Hartford CT: Papermania,
February 5-6, San Mateo CA: San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair

February 12-14, Pasadena CA: 49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair
February 19-21, New York NY: Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair

DEALER BOOTHS STILL AVAILABLE mgetman@bookandpaperfairs.comMarch 18-20, Old Greenwich CT: Ephemera 36, Annual Conference and Fair, & 

See you again on Sunday

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