3 > Victorian Lady Ink Blotter By F. Earl Christy ~ Hayes Litho. Of Buffalo, Ny For Salesale Wizard 2000 Listing Template - AW2KLOT#:6380
3 > VICTORIAN LADY INK BLOTTER By F. EARL CHRISTY ~ HAYES LITHO. of BUFFALO, NY
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THIS LOT INCLUDES -3- EXAMPLES OF VICTORIAN ERA, STRIKING AND COLORFUL CARDSTOCK INK BLOTTERS, EACH ARTIST SIGNED AT THE LOWER RIGHT BY THE ARTIST, F. EARL AND HAVING SMALL PRINTED LETTERING AT THE BOTTOM MARGIN READING 2046 ~ HAYES LITHO CO. ~ BUFFALO, N.Y., AND EARCH MEASURING 4 x 9" OVERALL.
THE ARTIST IS RECOGNIZED AS F. EARL CHRISTY ~ F. EARL CHRISTY WAS BORN IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA IN 1882. THE "F" IS BELIEVED TO STAND FOR "FREDERIC". AT 17, HE PAINTED ORIGINALS FOR THE BOARDWALK ATLANTIC CITY PICTURE COMPANY, WITH MANY OF HIS EARLY WORKS PUBLISHED BY THE J. HOOVER AND SONS CALENDAR COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA. HE ATTENDED THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF ARTS FROM 1905-1907. EARL CHRISTY NEVER MARRIED AND LIVED MOST OF HIS LIFE WITH ONE OR BOTH OF HIS SISTERS. HE PASSED AWAY ON LONG ISLAND NEW YORK IN 1961.
THE HAYES LITHO COMPANY IS WELL KNOWN AS AN EARLY PRINTER OF ADVERTISING CALENDARS AND OTHER TURN OF THE CENTURY HISTORIC EPHEMERA.
SUPERB, VINTAGE CONDITION.
HISTORY OF THE INK BLOTTER
Back in the days when everyone used quill pens and fountain pens the one thing that could be found on every office or writing desk was an ink blotter. Ink blotters were always made of a gentle absorbent paper formed into a card and were used to dry up excess ink.
With the invention of ballpoint pen in the 1950s, ink blotters disappeared from the typical office desk. Today, these vintage blotters, made in the 1930s and 1940s, are extremely extremely prized and sought after collectibles. Ink Blotters were a very popular from of advertising that were often given away by fountain pen manufacturers, banks, merchants and especially Insurance Companies. Antique Ink blotters were as common as business cards are today.
Written references to ink blotting paper in America have been found beginning in the late 1700s. It was not until the 1850s that blotting paper came into common use in America, when Joseph Parker and Son started manufacturing blotting paper. In the late 1800s, a patent was issued for improved blotting paper which featured a silky surface on one side and a blotting surface on the other.
Rocker blotters were an important piece of desk equipment from the past due 1880s until the 1950s. This kind of blotter had a handle 2 to 5 inches lengthy and a rounded surface 2 to 3 inches wide where the blotting paper was attached. Some of these rocker blotters were very ornate and made of wood, glass, silver or brass and are also sought after by collectors.
Why not really start a collection of vintage ink blotter today from your home town or state. You can find them at local antique stores and flea markets but the one and only place to find a big selection of vintage advertising ink blotters is .
To display your ink blotter collection use archival, acid free 3 pocket protective pages that are used by currency or dollar bill collectors. Then store the pages in a three ring binder and lay the binder flat rather than upright. 3 pocket protective pages can be purchased at your local coin shop, on line or on . The art work on some ink blotters are very gorgeous and ornate. Take 2 or 3 and have them matted and framed.
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