Slide-rule based bookmark crafted by John Watson “This is a bookmark that I made myself. It’s similar to a slide rule in that it consists of a stock made with two pieces of card sellotaped together with a vertical slot cut in the front piece of card. The moveable part, or cursor, is made of a piece of card slightly less wider than the stock and it has a much thicker square piece of card super-glued to it and this has a black Biro line drawn across it.
Free printable bookmarks for the International Book Giving Day, illustrations by Marc Martin and Anna Walker.
Kokeshi Bookmark by Annelore Parot Kokeshi are traditional Japanese dolls originally made of wood and dating as far back as to the Edo period. Nowadays, there are many variations and Kokeshi dolls are popular as toys, gifts and tokens of friendship. The French illustrator Annelore Parot created a series of lovely Kokeshi doll images which are used to illustrate several children's books and stationery. The advertising bookmark for the Spanish publishing house Edelvives shows the doll Aoki. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/kokeshi/
Staedler pencil-shaped bookmark from 1937 The German company Staedler is world's largest pencil manufacturer located in Nuremberg. The company claims for being 275 years in the business of pencil production at that time, although the company had been established only 102 ago in 1835. The reason for this discrepancy is that one of the ancestors of the company founder was recorded as a pencil producer in the town books of Nuremberg in 1662.
History of FILA Bookmarks (Uno su 500) by A. and M. Merseburger A catalogue book devoted to Italian bookmarks, particularly to FILA bookmarks with beautiful pictures. A must for all collectors of bookmarks from Italy. In Italian, 176 p., published in 2012, € 24,- ; can be ordered from Alex Merseburger by email (click on image please).
"There should be a contemporary bookmark in an incunabula." Maybe a monk thought this and left this coloured woodcut between two pages of the codex from 1482. The term Incunabula (also incunable or incunabulum) refers to a book, pamphlet or other document that was printed, and not handwritten, before 1501 in Europe. - picture & info courtesy of Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen (Abbey Library of Saint Gall) Switzerland