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Collecting on a shoestring: Bookmarks

Mr Pepys

Collecting on a shoestring: Bookmarks

By Sylvia Bunting -- I have a friend who worked on the railways, and enjoys travelling far and wide by rail in his retirement. Once a year he hands me a paper bag bursting with bookmarks picked up from Edinburgh, Camden, Truro and many points in between. I can feel grateful without feeling guilty, because I know they have cost him nothing. If I collected Georgian silver I could never ask my friends to pick something up for me, but with bookmarks there is no problem. Of course, I can and do look out for items myself. All the bookmarks...

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Collecting on a shoestring: till receipts

Mr Pepys Collecting on a shoestring

Collecting on a shoestring: till receipts

By Graham Hudson It was after purchasing something at my local Cats Protection shop that I happened to glance at the receipt and noticed the delightful little cat logo. 1. A selection of graphically interesting receipt headings from the author’s collection. After that I was hooked and my collection of graphically interesting till receipts now numbers several dozen. A particular virtue of this ephemera is that much of it arrives as a bonus to some necessary purchase and is thus completely free - the ideal for the shoestring collector. The collector may also be assured that he is in good...

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