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    Posted 11 years ago

    MsDowAntiq…
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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.

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    NICE RARE ENGLISH ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 1890 STERLING SILVER DESK TOP INK BLOTTER
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    ANTIQUE ARTS & CRAFTS BRASS COPPER OWL DESKTOP DESK INK BLOTTER CALLIGRAPHY
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    Antique Calligraphy Ink Blotter Fountain Pen Inlaid Silver Artwork Montblanc Old
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    Antique Mother of Pearl Inkstand with roller blotter, silver and glass inkwells
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    NICE RARE ENGLISH ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 1890 STERLING SILVER DESK TOP INK BLOTTER
    NICE RARE ENGLISH ANTIQUE VICTORIAN...
    $8
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    1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 years ago
      You bought nada-zip-zilch? Ihave two of those myself (mine are from Japan!)
      Awesome find...LOVE the bathing suits!

      http://www.askart.com/askart/g/archie_gunn/archie_gunn.aspx
    2. kfranks kfranks, 11 years ago
      These are great!
    3. RovingLibrarian, 11 years ago
      Thought you might be interested in this blog post:

      http://homepages.baylor.edu/texascollection/2010/10/05/questions-for-you-from-the-texas-collection/
    4. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 11 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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