Stumbled upon a treasure cove!

I am not the kind who makes dog ears of my favourite books. That’s cruel. And while most of you might be using those boring paper bookmarks, I’ve dug out something really special for book and silver lovers.  Stunning antique silver bookmarks! I couldn’t believe my eyes when i stumbled upon this site. Can there be such a vast and beautiful collection of antique bookmarks still existing?  This place is wonderful- all the pieces are well classified under various categories filed with dates and description. Edwardian, Victorian, modern, and more- silver bookmarks dot com is such an amazing treasure cove. There are some really interesting collections with Tennyson, Shakespeare, Dickens apart from different shapes like flowers, flies, grasshoppers, umbrellas, etc across genres!  The collector has over 1000 pieces and the best part is, the collection mainly is of Silver! I am going to try and do an e- tete-e-tete with this person, in case that doesn’t happen, here, take a look at some of the pieces.

Cofee leaf with coffee bean- made in El Salvador (1941-70)

Cofee leaf with coffee bean- made in El Salvador (1941-70)

 

Nicholas Nickelby, a Character from A Dicken's book

Nicholas Nickelby, a Character from A Dicken's book

Three leaf Clover, by Willam J Holmes in 1903

Three leaf Clover, by Willam J Holmes in 1903

 

A Dicken's character from Bleak House

A Dicken's character from Bleak House

Tamp work and blue turquoise stone (1941-70)

Tamp work and blue turquoise stone (1941-70)

Busts of King Edward VII and his wife

Busts of King Edward VII and his wife

 

Eqyptian Revival Bookmark made in 1920s

Eqyptian Revival Bookmark made in 1920s

 

Shakespeare!

Shakespeare!

For more- http://www.silverbookmarks.com

Now, now, I’d really like Shakespeare waiting for me at a page. Besides, they look so cool! Didn’t I tell you, Silver has a world of beautiful possibilities? Keep coming back for more.

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