Word To The Wise


Bookmark, small illustration at the top, text reads:

This card is meant to keep your place in this book. Please use it.

The true book-lover does not turn down leaves, nor bend them and does not leave a book lying open on its face, nor break its back in opening it.

I love my books. "A word to the wise is sufficient." 

Found in "Nancy Drew Mystery Stories: The Hidden Staircase" by Carolyn Keene. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1930.



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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Julie Laughlin, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks to all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: Signed copies of my two books FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS and HANDWRITTEN RECIPES - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Christmas Cheer


I've been saving up all the Christmas and New Year's cards I've found over the last year, here's the first of the batch.

Found in "Castle Craneycrow" by George Barr McCutcheon. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, 1902.

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The Future's So Bright


Pair of thin plastic "drop in" sunglasses.

Found in "Walks and Rambles in Dutchess and Putnam Counties" by Peggy Turco. Published by Backcountry, 1990.

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Giveaway winner

This week's book giveaway winner was @buttoncounter, who entered on Instagram.

Thanks to all who all who entered, see you here next week.

Friday Giveaway: Eight Vintage Books - contest closed

Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.


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Deva Victrix

Bookmark featuring East Gate (and the Eastgate Clock), Chester, Cheshire. Looks like it was hand painted.

Found in "The Religion of Evelyn Hastings" by Victoria Cross. Published by Mitchell Kennerley, 1905.

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The Greatest Story

Dried and pressed flower.

Found in "Even Unto Bethlehem: The Story of Christmas" by Henry Van Dyke. Published by Scribners, 1928.


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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Michelle Morgan, who entered on Facebook.

Thanks so much to all of you who entered, and thanks for your support over the last ten years.

See you here next week.
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