107 OCO Advertising
Blotters [Sample Album]
Group of 31 cards with colour pro cess screen or lineblock illustrations,
all with sample numbers in letterpress, sizes range from 8.5
x 13.9cm to 10.1 x 24.2cm. Foxing, slight surface loss to some,
all laid down on original album pages, tears, creases and missing
portions to cover.
includes Australian fauna, flora, sheep shearing, cattle, outback
life and activities, and "sermonettes." Rare complete
trade samples. Until the invention of the ballpoint pen in the
1950s, blotting paper was used to soak up excess fountain pen
ink. Its necessity made it a popular form of advertising, and
printed blotters were commonly given away by various businesses
including banks and insurance companies. Ref: Wiki.
The group $2,850