A number of collectors mount bookplates in Stanley Gibbons "Devon" loose-leaf binders. These albums were available in maroon, dark blue and dark green (the original black version
having been discontinued). To our great dismay, Stanley Gibbons has now stopped selling these. An album with 50 sheets of squared paper used to cost about £36 and packs
of 50 extra leaves sold for £10. It may still be possible to find albums and paper - please write to the membership secretary (see Contact Us page).
The microfilm (10 reels) of the British Museum's Franks Collection of 36,000 British and American bookplates was in the past (but no longer) available from Mr Felix Moore,
Mindata Ltd, Bathwick Hill, BATH BA2 6LA Tel: +44 1225 466447. We may sometimes be able to find this scarce microfilm from members who have retired from collecting.Other
microfilms once produced by Mindata include the Banks Collection of Trade Cards(6,000 images; 19 reels) and the Sir Ambrose Heal Collection of Trade Cards (16,000 images; 27 reels).
Boxwood and lemonwood blocks for engravers are made by Society of Wood Engravers member Chris Daunt, 1 Monkridge Gardens, Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9XE Tel: +44 (0)191 420
8975 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.chrisdaunt.com
After several generations of manufacturing engravers' blocks, T N Lawrence & Son Ltd now only sells artists' supplies, from 208 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5QT
Tel: +44 1273 260260 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.lawrence.co.uk (look at the foot of the webpage to links to an interesting history of the firm which for many years
had premises in Bleeding Heart Yard, London (near Hatton Garden).
Dealers who issue catalogues or sell exlibris online (mainly of Continental European bookplates) include:
Bert Groeneveld, Gooszenhof 12, 7415CZ Deventer, The Netherlands Tel: +31 6 20964297 Email: bg.deventerATgmail.com
Hans Manche, Soestdijkseweg Zuid 213, NL-3721AC, Bilthoven, The Netherlands Tel: +31-3020900 Email: hansmancheATgmail.com
Margo Mulholland-WittalFliednerstrasse 27, 65191 Wiesbaden, Germany Tel: +49 611 502907 Email: margoAntiquesAToutlook.com Website: ebay seller store
Niels Witte, Nürburgstr. 68, D- 53945 Blankenheim, Germany Tel (also Fax): + 49 2449 919654 Email: nwitteATgmx.net
We are sad to have lost Claus Wittal of Wiesbaden, who died of cancer on 18.9.2012, aged only 57. His wife Margo continues the business (see above). Another German dealer, Ernst Deeken of Altenlotheim, is also no longer with us.
Some suppliers of standard bookplate designs, on which your name can be printed, are:
Bookplate Ink, run by Karen Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +1.866.483.3830)
also offer printing of custom designs. Most designs were acquired in the 1980s from Antioch.
Dan DeFrance's www.bookplates.com
Antioch Publishing Mass-produced bookplates (unpersonalized) for retail sale, primarily.
No longer prints bookplates with the customer's name included.