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107 OCO Advertising Blotters [Sample Album] c1910
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.

Sample imagery 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


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