Sunday, January 8, 2012

Great links: Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie

After I wrote about Herbert W. Rhodes' early 20th century bookplate last week, I got a note from Philadelphian Lew Jaffe, the author of Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie.

I'm so glad he got in touch, because Jaffe's blog is outstanding and I hadn't known about it. He has been blogging consistently -- about 65 long, in-depth posts per year -- since 2006. So you could lose yourself for hours in his archives! His self-description states: "I have been collecting bookplates for well over thirty years and am always interested in buying collections or exchanging duplicates with other collectors."

I knew Jaffe was a man after my own heart when I saw that his first post of 2012 was titled "If I had more disposable income I would be dangerous."1 How true!

Some of Jaffe's posts include:

Between Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie and Hotel Stationery, I feel like I've added a pair of home-run links to the Cool Stuff Elsewhere section of Papergreat in the past couple of weeks!

1. Cue stern look from wife. "What did we just get you for Christmas?" she would ask. Indeed, my Christmas haul included oodles of wonderful books and ephemera from my wife, mother, mother-in-law and good friend Nina Zeiders of "Aspiring Memories by Nina." But that doesn't mean I can't look at other pieces of paper, right?

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