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Posted 7 years ago


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I stopped at an antique mall on the way home the other day, after attending an auction where I bought nada-zip-zilch. At the mall I found this really great Salesman's Sample Book of Art Blotters -- great blank blotters that the salesman would have shown to clients, and then they would order them with their business info printed on them. The book was only $25 -- a good deal if you ask me! I just love the art work -- here are some pix -- I am sure you'll agree that my shopping had a very happy ending!

The pretty lady pix are by noted postcard artist ARCHIE GUNN.


  1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    You bought nada-zip-zilch? Ihave two of those myself (mine are from Japan!)
    Awesome find...LOVE the bathing suits!
  2. kfranks kfranks, 7 years ago
    These are great!
  3. RovingLibrarian, 7 years ago
    Thought you might be interested in this blog post:
  4. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 7 years ago
    Thanks, RovingLibrarian -- that is a great blog! I love the art for those blotters - I will keep my eyes out for more.

    Thank you for sharing your roving eye's find with us.

    I urge anyone reading this to click that link, and see the pix of an even earlier sample blotters book. And the story that accompanies it is great, too.

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