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[Bookplate for George T. Turner by H. L. Peckmore]
[Bookplate for George T. Turner by H. L. Peckmore]
Title[Bookplate for George T. Turner by H. L. Peckmore]
CreatorPeckmore, H. L.
Date Created1958
Sort Date1958
DescriptionThis philatelic bookplate consists of images of eight stamps. Six of the stamps (one elongated stamp in brown ink, two stamps in blue ink, and 3 in red ink) encircle a large circular stamp printed in black ink. At the lower right corner of the bookplate is the eighth stamp, printed in brown ink. Those stamps which are identifiable include: The stamp containing a hand of cards represents a stamp from the New York Consolidated Card Co., in use from 1876 to 1883 ; the stamp of a healthy man assualting a skeleton represents Sc. RS56, from 1880 for William E. Clarke - Hunt's Remedy ; the stamp containing a battleship represents a an issue from the Battleship Series of1898 ; and the stamp containing a bi-plane in the lower right corner represents the 1918 First Airmail Series - 6 Cents Curtiss Jenny. The remaining stamps have not been exactly identified. A circular seal at the lower left corner of the bookplate contains the originator's name and date ; and at the middle base is a rectangular box containing an identification of the library and an image of a set of books between book-ends. To the right can be found the artist's mark, "H. L. Peckmore". H. L. Peckmore & Son is a US printer of philatelic materials.
Extent1 bookplate : intaglio printing ; 8.8 x 11.7 cm
Subject - GeographicUnited States
Personal NamesTurner, George T.
TypeStill Image
NotesThe National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution contains the entirety or part of the philatelic collection of George T. Turner, collector of one of the greatest private philatelic libraries. This bookplate is attached to the right leaf of a folio, which also has the text "Bookplate of George T. Turner". The right leaf of the folio contains the text, "It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to be born with a taste for collecting... than to be born a millionaire. Robert Louis Stevenson Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men. May All Your Days Be Merry". The verso of the folio is blank. The folio and bookplate were originally attached by adhesive into a red cloth card, from which they have been removed for preservation reasons, as the material of the card had begun to discolour the verso of the folio.
1) Information on George T. Turner found at: Paul K. McCutcheon and Herbert A. Trenchard, "The National Postal Museum Library, Smithsonian Institution, " (13 February 2008).
2) Information on stamps: "New York Consolidated Card Co, " , (13 February 2008)
3) "Sc. RS56 1880 William E. Clarke - Hunt's Remedy, "
4) "1918 First Airmail Series 6 Cents Curtiss Jenny, " (13 February 2008).
5) Information on H. L. Peckmore & Son found at: "Old and Sold, " (27 February 2008).
Access IdentifierBP GEN USA P T876
Digital IdentifierBP_GEN_USA_P_T876
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. General Bookplates Collection. BP GEN USA P T876
Date Available2008
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
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