Friday, 16 September 2011

Added Value: Things found in books part eleven

Lovely old bookmark produced for Northern Insurance of London & Aberdeen.

Text from back of bookmark reads; persons about to insure should choose the Northern, Fire, Life, Accident, Burglary. Accumulated Funds (1906) £6782.00 Annual income over £1,700,000 Moorgate St, London, E.C.

Found In;  Sketches of English Life and Character by Mary Russell Mitford with illustrations by Stanhope A Forbes A.R.A. 

Sketches of English life is now sold, thank you for your interest.

How about you - what do you use as a bookmark? Have you ever found a forgotten bookmark?


  1. Look at how well-done the city looks. I'm so amazed people leave things in books.

  2. It is beautifully done. I love finding things like this because it feels like part of the books history.

  3. I'm going to think more seriously about what I place between book pages from now on. I'd love to find something like that old insurance ad. The art work is beautiful. Now I'm off to open a few old books I have on my shelves just to see if there are any treasures stored inside them.

  4. I hope you find something! I buy large quantities of books some covered in dust and unopened for years. One of my ‘best buys’ was a quantity of books that had been put in boxes and left in a lock-up for more than 50 years. The owner had closed down his bookshop all that time ago but decided to store the books to see if he could get a better price for them. I was happy to pay him far more than he expected to get.

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