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New Handbook of Felts & Leathers – Available Now!

New Handbook of Felts & Leathers – Available Now!

The Handbook is divided into two parts and provides comprehensive listings and illustrations of known ‘Felt’ and ‘Leather’ Designs issued by Tobacco and Trading Companies in North America, Canada & Great Britain between 1910 and 1915.

Part 1 relates to the ‘Felt’ issues with 46 pages, including 20 pages of 450 coloured illustrations, and Part 2 the ‘Leather’ Issues, with 28 pages, including over 60 illustrations.

The miniature ‘Flannels’, ‘Blankets ‘ and ‘Rugs / Carpet’ Designs, commonly referred to as ‘Felts’ in Great Britain, are known to have been issued by Tobacco & Trading Companies, mainly in North America but also in Canada and Great Britain, to promote their products.

Many of the ‘Felt’ designs are uncaptioned and illustrations of all known / available felts from these sets are illustrated at the end of Part 1. A single example of a felt from each captioned set is also included.

Designs, embossed, imprinted or printed on leather, referred to as ‘Leathers’, were issued, mainly in North America, during the same period.

Most of the Leather Designs are captioned and are listed alphabetically. An example of a design from most of the recorded series is shown above or alongside the detailed entry.

The Handbook has a soft cover (above) and is being sold to members @ £18.00 or £23.00 to non- members and these prices include inland postage. An additional £8.00 is payable for overseas postage.

If you wish to purchase a copy of the Handbook you can order it through the Society’s website , by post or direct by telephone 01989 767125.

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