Rocker, Roller and Advertising
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Vintage Blotters

Written references to blotting paper in America have been found dating to as early as 1791. It was not until the 1850s that blotting paper came into common use in America, when Joseph Parker and Son started manufacturing blotting by means of the Foundrinier Paper Machine. In 1872, a patent was issued for improved blotting paper which featured a smooth surface on one side. Rocker blotters were an important piece of desk equipment from the late 1880s until the 1950s.




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Blotter
R161 Rocker Blotter, Letter Opener and Desk Blotter Corners Set - Vintage hand painted wood rocker blotter, letter opener and desk pad-blotter corners set. Lots of gilding and soft hues of light blue and soft pink. Letter opener measures 10.75 inches. Rocker blotter face measures 5 5/8 x 3 1/16 inches, height is 2.5 inches, fresh blotter paper installed. Triangular desk pad corners are 3.75 inches square including a thin piece to slip below your desk pad. Very light wear to high points of painted finish, overall very good condition. $50


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R164 Rocking Horse Rocker Blotter - Sometimes referred to as the Pony. Yellow Vaseline glass figural rocking horse rocker blotter, ca. 1930s, Depression era glass. Figural pony on rocker base measures 3.5 wide and is about 2.25 inches tall. Includes the clips which hold the blotting paper. One of the harder to find series of the Houze depression glass rocker blotters. Excellent condition. $150





BLOTTER CLIPS for FIGURAL ROCKERS

Many times the figural glass rocker blotters from the 1930s Depression era are missing the clips that hold on the blotting paper. This includes the Scotty Dog, Elephant, Sailboat and Pony. We now have available reproduction clips for this series that look almost exactly like the original clips used.

CLIPS Set of 2 Rocker Blotter Clips $5





BLOTTING PAPER
Blotting Paper
Don't Forget the Blotting Paper!

Handy to have around whether you are doing repairs or just writing a letter! High grade 110LB absorbent blotting in white, each sheet measures 4 x 9 inches. This is not the flimsy cardboard-like paper some people are passing off as blotting paper these days!


BLOT Blotting Paper, pack of 4 sheets $1
BLOT25 Blotting Paper, pack of 25 sheets $5.75
BLOT50 Blotting Paper, pack of 50 sheets $10







ADVERTISING BLOTTERS

Advertising blotters, up until the 1950s and the introduction of practical ballpoints were as common as business cards are today. Nearly every company in business in the 1920s through the 1950s handed out blotters with their advertising on the front. We are pleased to offer select advertising blotters from days gone by!


B1630
B1630

Moore repro blotters were reprinted about 10-15 years ago and and look very much like the originals since they were done from originals. We're selling these repro Moore Pen Co blotters as a set of four. Each blotter measures about 3.5 x 6.5 inches. Nice little collectible and a lot less expensive than original Moore blotters, these you can actually afford to use if you choose to do so!
$10/Set
B1634
B1634

Parker advertising blotter, ca. 1990s, white with black imprint. Measures 2.75 x 4 5/8 inches. Never used, perfect condition.
$5
B1641
B1641

Lowe's Flowers in Oklahoma City, OK, ca. late 1940s-early 1950s Full color, laminated floral advertisement - From You on Her Birthday. Measures 2.5 x 5 inches. Excellent condition.
$2
B1652
blotter

Advertising Blotter - Wilson-Jones columnar forms from the days when accounting was still done on paper with pen and ink. Printed on white gloss in red and blue, goofy horse with pencil behind it's ear and imprint from Asthalter's in Musacatine, Iowa. Asthalter's was an office supply store in business from 1907 - the mid 1970s. Measures 3.25 x 3 inches, un-used white blotting on back side. Mint condition.
$3
New
B1659
blotter

Elegant 1917 Calendar Blotter - This is a pretty amazing souvenir blotter complete with gift box. Embroidered silk cover is attached to four pieces of un-used blotting paper with a beaded and nicely tied yellow ribbon. Embroidered on the silk cover: San Diego Time Passes Friendship Remains Merry Xmas. In the bottom left corner is a small monthly 1917 calendar. This elegant blotter sits inside a simple cardboard box, the lid is wrapped in festive red and green holiday paper. Blotter measures 9.25 x 3.5 inches. There is a small tear to the silk in the top left corner, ends are fringed as they were originally. A small area of the holiday wrapping on the lid is missing. Otherwise this piece is very clean and in very good condition, especially considering this piece is going on 100 years old! Hoping it will go to a loving home.
$60



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