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Love this map of Israel bookseller label. Funny enough, it doesn't even say Books anywhere.
I can't read Hebrew .. maybe the top left wording says that?
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It says Eretz Israel and the cities on the map are also named.
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*Several* variations from this longtime bookselling concern. (Also just a note to say I'm still around and still looking for these!)
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Here's Foyles in Capetown. I know they had at least one store in Dublin, but I've never seen a label from the Dublin store. Anyone have one?
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Global Administrator wrote: 10 Feb 2017 15:15
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Never seen either, and I live and work here!
Here's an earlier photo of the building
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Two more, slightly different again, Foyles labels from 1936 and 1965.
Foyles 1936
Foyles 1936
Foyles 1965
Foyles 1965
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London, Foyles, bookseller, allow more - red.jpg
May as well add this one!
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A few more from New Zealand - two sellers, one binder
Book labels New Zealand
Book labels New Zealand
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Beauties! Thanks for sharing them!
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Someone's even written a book on the Canadian ones!
Book on book lables
Book on book lables
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Similar to the book sellers labels, here are 4 pages of music store advertising labels from the major Australian outfit Allan & Co. These come off sheet music, 78rpm record labels and the boxes for pianola rolls.
Allan & Co Advertising labels 1
Allan & Co Advertising labels 1
Allan & Co Advertising labels 2
Allan & Co Advertising labels 2
Allan & Co Advertising labels 3
Allan & Co Advertising labels 3
Allan & Co Advertising labels 4
Allan & Co Advertising labels 4
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Incredible!
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Here are some more Australian bookseller labels.

Selected Australian bookseller labels, 1.
Selected Australian bookseller labels, 1.

This selection includes another version of the Grahame Book Company perf label (see above) in different colours. Also two from Anthony Horderns department store, also in Sydney.


Selected Australian bookseller labels, 2.
Selected Australian bookseller labels, 2.

This shows a selection of labels from three very well-known Australian booksellers. The first four Angus & Robertson labels are all different. The last one seems to be a version of the one above it.


Dymocks is still in the book business today, unlike the other two. The NSW Bookstall was once famous for its book displays on Sydney train station platforms. See picture.

N.S.W. Bookstall platform display.
N.S.W. Bookstall platform display.
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Incredible!! Thank you for sharing!!
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A few more recently found from NZ, UK and Australia.
The Philip, Son & Nephew Liverpool is from 1928.
The pink Blackwell Oxford is 1920, the white one 1930.
The gold on black is a bit hard to read, it's H.H. DRIVER, DUNEDIN, and dates from 1900.
The circular Halls is from sheet music, dated 1913.
Book sellers labels 1900-1930s
Book sellers labels 1900-1930s
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adam78 wrote: 20 Jun 2020 14:31 Two more, slightly different again, Foyles labels from 1936 and 1965.
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And in addition to the two above, an earlier one from 1928 without the "BOOKS BOUGHT" text
Foyles label 1928
Foyles label 1928
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And finally today some booksellers' labels that all came off 78rpm records. Some note they also sell records, others don't.

Some can be dated from the record they came off.
The tiny G.H. Herbert - 1936
Carthew & Son - 1933
Watts blue - 1946, white - 1938
Various NZ booksellers labels
Various NZ booksellers labels
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I was recently able to purchase the ex-Brodie collection of copyright royalty stamps, and amongst the albums was a page of old bookbinders labels.

All seem to be pre-1900, and from New Zealand - except the Runting & Jeffcoat one. They were based in London, and were declared bankrupt in 1843, making it the earliest one I have.
Early bookbinders tickets
Early bookbinders tickets
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Some more NZ book sellers' labels recently found
New Zealand book sellers' labels
New Zealand book sellers' labels
1/1 South's Book Dept, Dunedin, 1947
1/2 James Sawell, Dunedin, 1899
1/3 Andrew Fraser, Dunedin, 1920
2/1 Newbold's Bookshop, Dunedin, undated
2/2 ditto, 1905
2/3 ditto, 1944
3/1 G.H. Budden, Motueka, 1936
3/2 H.D. Jackson, Nelson, undated
3/3 N.Z. Bible Tract & Book Society, Wellington Dunedin Invercargill, 1900
3/4 Coutts the Chemist, Whangarei, 1958

And some overseas ones
Booksellers and Bookbinders labels & ticket
Booksellers and Bookbinders labels & ticket
1/1 Westleys, London, 1865
1/2 Papyrus, Cairo, 1939
1/3 Day's Stationery Stores, Kettering, 1925
1/4 Whitfield & King, Ipswich, undated
2/1 R.H. Burdekin, Islington, 1852
2/2 Andrew Mather, Hobart, 1910
2/3 Dymock's, Sydney, 1962
3/1 Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1889
3/2 ditto, 1890
4/1 ditto, 1884
4/2 ditto, 1890
4/3 ditto, 1865

Dates taken from the apparent publishing date of the book in which they were found.
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Some really nice old examples there!
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I've previously noted in this thread a Canadian publication on their book binders' and sellers' labels, now I see on ebay one for Estonia!
In Estonian unfortunately for most of us, but nice to see this obscure area getting more publications.

ESTONIA BOOK BINDERS LABELS 1840-1940
https://www.ebay.com/itm/354493601645?hash=item528977176
Seller: terosse, US$54.99

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benjclark wrote: 21 Jun 2020 01:58 ImageMay as well add this one!
A different red Foyles, 1932
Foyles bookseller label, 1932
Foyles bookseller label, 1932
Also some new New Zealand ones.
Thos. Avery in New Plymouth from 1913, Beehive Books Auckland from 1982.
Avery & Beehive booksellers labels
Avery & Beehive booksellers labels
And two from Australia.
Queensland Book Depot Brisbane 1945 & Epworth Book Depot Adelaide 1946.
Queensland Book Depot & Epworth Book Depot booksellers labels
Queensland Book Depot & Epworth Book Depot booksellers labels
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A few more picked up at a recent second-hand book-fair and via a couple of second-hand stores.
New Zealand:
W.S. Ward, Oamaru, 1907
Andrew Fraser, Oamaru, 1912
Paul's Book Arcade, Hamilton, 1929
Hyndman's, Dunedin, 1936
A.G. Boyce, Cambridge, 1937
Modern Books, Wellington, 1946
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And two from offshore
A. Asher, Berlin, 1926
City Book Store, Singapore, 1930s
booklabels May 2024 03.jpg
Having looked through a lot of old books I occasionally woud see large labels showing the book had been award to so-and-so, usually for some proficiency at school or Sunday School. Some like the one below are very attractive, so guess what, I've started a collection of those as well. Next it'll be "Ex Libris" labels...
1896 New Zealand Book Prize label
1896 New Zealand Book Prize label
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Ex Libris collectors have a name for these specifically, but I can't think of it at the moment.
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The excellent Encyclopedia of Ephemera (Rickards, 2000) defines them as follows:
bookprize.jpg
It follows that entry with the one on the bookseller's labels
booksellers label 1.jpg
booksellers label 2.jpg
Bookbinder's tickets are defined at length:
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Excellent stuff. Compared to similar things, like bookseller labels, quite a lot has been written about bookbinders' tickets.
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During a tidy-up I found a few xeroxes I'd made back in 2010 as part of lotting up the Brodie material.
I'll put them here for posterity.
Ex Brodie New Zealand bookbinders' labels
Ex Brodie New Zealand bookbinders' labels
Ex Brodie booksellers' labels Australia etc
Ex Brodie booksellers' labels Australia etc
ex Brodie booksellers' labels New Zealand
ex Brodie booksellers' labels New Zealand
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Some recent purchases from a UK auction.

Bookbinders tickets.
UK Bookbinders' tickets
UK Bookbinders' tickets
Booksellers labels from the UK
Booksellers' labels from UK
Booksellers' labels from UK
Booksellers' labels from UK
Booksellers' labels from UK
Booksellers' labels from UK
Booksellers' labels from UK
and from the Netherlands, Southern Africa and one from New Zealand.
Booksellers, labels from Netherlands, Southern Africa, NZ
Booksellers, labels from Netherlands, Southern Africa, NZ
Sadly none are dated.
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