Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bookmark Collecting

Collecting bookmarks  

With so many varieties, shapes and sizes, collecting these can be fun and they don't take up much space.  Your collection could focus on decorative, advertising, vintage, or even a specific type of material.  The possibilities are endless!

According to the Guinness world book of records, Frank Divendal has the largest bookmark collection of 103,009!  He has been collecting since 1982 and his organized system is pretty amazing.  He first sorts them by country and then by theme.

Some bookmarks can be worth quite a bit of money.  I found this set of 7 vintage like new strawberry shortcake bookmarks that went for over $100 on Ebay!  This 1903 coca-cola bookmark also sold for $100!

Here are a few websites we found that can help you get started on your collecting!

Have you already started your collection?  Show us a picture in the comments!  We would love to see them!

Related links:
Unique Bookmarks
The history of the bookmark

Friday, February 9, 2018

History of the Bookmark

History of the Bookmark

Bookmarks have been around for centuries! The earliest bookmarks were used mostly for bibles or prayer books. These were ones that we are all familiar with even today.  They were made of a narrow silk ribbon and bound into the book at the top of the spine. They were made very delicate so they would not damage the delicate pages of the book.

In the 1880's they started producing bookmarks in paper and other materials.  During the war, they would often print messages promoting the war and  public service messages on bookmarks.

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Now a days,bookmarks are produced using many different types of materials including paper, wood, brass, leather, metals, plastic, cord and more.  The designs are endless and offer a way to really personalize the bookmark. 

Related Links:
Collecting Bookmarks
Unique Bookmarks