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Collecting advertising ink blotters is an overlooked area of Americana. But, you don’t have to collect ink blotters to want to own a piece of this hobby. Hundreds of collectible categories, especially in advertising collectibles such as Coca-Cola or Black Americana, are to be found on the humble ink blotter. What exactly is an advertising ink blotter, and how does a beginner keep from buying fakes or reprints? This new guide introduces you to this over-looked area of Americana; and answers the important questions collectors need to know about this fascinating hobby.
In over 400 pages, you will learn about
· The birth of the ink blotter
· The genres and types of advertising art
· Common forms of ink blotter art
· How ink blotters were processed and distributed And much, much more.
Advertising Ink Blotters teaches you everything you ever wanted to know about collecting original ink blotters.
This is the first book of its kind. Based on a private collection of over fifty thousand Advertising Ink Blotters acquired during a lifetime, with colorful examples from the 19th and 20th centuries, from the U.S. and beyond, it offers inside information to collectors of just about everything—including blotters. Once printed as giveaways, blotters are anything but today! as you’ll see from the price list.
Over 20,000 listings are included, each giving a detailed description and current market value. The book includes hundreds of black and white photos plus lots of information on collectible categories, how to grade, collect, etc. The book measures a big 8-1/2" wide by 11" high and is packed with more than 400 pages of collector information available nowhere else.
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Dr. Zweig is a physician board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Graduated with top honors from University of Toronto School of Medicine, he practiced in San Francisco for 35 years, then joined the staff of Eisenhower Hospital in Racho Mirage, California. An avid collector, not only of advertising ink blotters, but also of contemporary art and vintage wines, Dr. Zweig is a member of the Ephemera Society of America, Medical Friends of Wine, and la Chaine de Rotisseurs. He resides in the California desert with his wife, writer Roberta Teitel Zweig.
This book on ink blotters is the second Zweig/Teitel collaboration. The first, Dining ‘a La Heart, was based on the couple’s newspaper restaurant reviews written from two points of view: The Doctor’s healthy, preventive slant; The Diner’s hedonistic take. Roberta’s career also includes award-winning campaigns for leading advertising agencies in Chicago and San Francisco; new product ideas for major corporations; and appearances on her own TV shows she created for ABC.
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