Monday, September 15, 2008


I love old bookmarks. Suprisingly, I don't see as many as I would suspect issued by Book Stores. I see far more regular trade cards than bookmarks, even though it seems like a similar amount of effort and cost would be involved. Anyway, this is one of the most delightful book marks I've seen in a while and had to share it. Of course, it was spotted on ebay.

Seller's Description:
Size is 2 1/2" long. The back is blank. Wanamaker's was a Philadelphia based store that also had a few satellite stores. One was in Harrisburg which I used to shop in before they closed about 15 or so years ago. Wanamaker's dates to before 1900.

Sold for $61.00, not to me.


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