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Updated Mar 29, 2021

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SAMPLES OF ANTIQUE & VINTAGE PAPERS

Below are a few samples of rare blank papers in archival sleeves with detailed museum labels.
 
These legendary art papers are no longer made as the historic paper mills were closed, long ago.
 
Supplies are very limited. Samples are 5x7 inch when possible.
Paper is fragile so we don't accept returns. Choice of position in the sheet or watermarking is not possible.
SAMPLES OF BLANK ANTIQUE PAPERS
Going out of business - samples are sold out

The great paper mills of England have closed & these papers are no longer made. The legendary Hand & Mould Made Papers live on in the fine art.
 
We offer a few sample pieces of rare blank papers for hands on experience for artists, paper collectors & museum reference. Most are sized around 5x7 inches. Some rarer samples are smaller.
 
They are in a resealable archival sleeve with detailed museum label listing known details of original sheet: Maker, Size, Weight, Surface, Watermarks, & date made.
 
There may be some toning from age , spots, dents and ruffling of occasional deckles;all part of the character of these great Antique papers.Full watermark only appears on full sheets. Partial watermarks may occur randomly on samples with no choice. Due to the delicate nature of these papers there are no returns allowed.
 
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Set of 4 Whatman Creswic paper samples:
These legendary buff colored papers in three textures.
 
They range from light buff to mid buff color and are great for creating warm watercolors, especially figurative work.
 
Right photo left to right: Circa 1931 Rough, 1959 & 1953 Hot pressed.
Photo left: 1931 Linen Texture Semi Rough Creswic Paper
 
 
Each has a different tone- all sized for watercolour or ink.
 
These rare blank paper samples are all packaged in individual resealable archival bags each with our detailed museum label. As large as possible up to 5 x 7"
 
 
 
 
 
 
Antique Whatman Hand-made Off White- Buff toned Creswic papers Set of 4:
Hot Pressed 1959, Hot Pressed 1953, Linen texture 1931 and Rough 1931
Set of 4 samples $20 sold out each set, includes shipping by First Class Mail - US only DES 2, 5 & PS 42, 4
         
        Samples may randomly have partial watermarks or deckel edges.
 
 
 
 
      
     

Sample of Whatman Drawing & Painting paper 1952:

We have only a few samples available of this legendary off white hand made paper.
It is cold pressed 210 pound weight. The original size is a double elephant- approximately 28 x 41 inches.
 
Sample is 5 x 7 inches.
 
It's soft cold pressed surface and is sized for watercolour or ink.
 
This blank paper came from Alexander Calder's personal studio supply in the 1950's. (reference studio manager of the time)
 
This rare blank paper sample is 5x7 inches packaged in individual resealable archival bags each with our detailed museum label.
Whatman Handmade 1952 paper from Calder's studio:
Sample Size 5 x 7 inch $8 sold out  each DES 1

Price includes Shipping by US Post - US only
Edges are cut with occasional deckle edge in some sheets. Partial watermarks may occur randomly on samples with no choice
There may be some toning from age , spots, dents and ruffling of occasional deckles;all part of the character of these great Antique papers.

The label for the remaining sheets from the quire is shown below.
These precious few sheets were originally from Alexander Calder's studio- gifted by him to his studio manager.
The original size is a double elephant- approximately 28 x 41 inches.
 
  
Set of 4  Artisan Papers by Great British Paper Mills
These Vintage papers are no longer made as the mills closed in the early 1980's.
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These papers were made by artisans for artisans.
 
This is a set of three samples plus one wild card paper of very limited supply.
 
Photo from left to right (3 shown):
1976 Turner gray handmade by J B Green, 1973 DeWint hand made by JB Green, ana 1980s Bodleian Butter Yellow mould made for JB Green at the Wookie Hole Mil.
 
The fourth sample will be Artisan British Paper of similar age. (not shown & our choice)
 
All these Antique papers were made in the historic paper mills are now closed.
 
These large samples of rare papers are 5 x 7 inches each approximately. Each is individually packaged in a resealable archival bag with our detailed museum label.
 
- A great gift for art lovers.
 
 
 
Set of 4 Antique Artisan Papers: $22 sold out each set PS 15-17+_
Price includes Shipping by First Clas  Mail - US only
Edges are cut with occasional deckle edge in some sheets. Partial watermarks may occur randomly on samples with no choice
There may be some toning from age , spots, dents and ruffling of occasional deckles;all part of the character of these great Antique papers..
Full sheets of these papers are unavailable
 
More about these Antique & Antique J. B. Green & Sons Made Papers
 
Master Set of 20 Antique Paper Samples

Includes all of the papers listed above plus samples of our scarcer papers

Including: Whatman 1915 - 1962, JB Green and Wookie Hole samples

Samples are as large as possible up to 5 x 7 inches. Some rarer samples are 3 x 5 inches.Mo

These historic Artisan papers were made in the great British paper mills of the past .

Set of 20 Antique Paper Samples $88 sold out

Includes shipping by US Priority Mail - US only

 
 
 
 

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