A birthday wish

May your life to day

Reference Number:- Darby Number:- Godden Number:-
sb 90 not recorded not recorded
 

 
Silk bookmark attached to Thomas Stevens stiff backing paper, with title words and verse of poem

Words:

 
 
{stiff backing paper with
Thomas Stevens logo,
dated to the 1906 period}
 
 
 
 
 
A
BIRTHDAY
WISH  
 
{flowers}
 
 

May your life to
day and ever -
Sweetly calm and
peaceful be -
Like some clear
and silvery river
Joyous rolling
to the sea.

Size of Silk:
cm long by cm wide
Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:
It is not known how this bookmark is signed, although, as can be seen from the image above, it is still attached to the stiff backing paper, with Thomas Stevens printed logo dated to the 1906 period.
The bookmark would hence normally be signed, "T.STEVENS. COVENTRY.", on back at pointed end:

What is of real interest though is that this bookmark is identical to the Welch & Lenton bookmark, recorded as owe48 on this site. It is known that Welch & Lenton were at one time designers for Stevens, but that was in the late 1800's, not in the early 1900's were this bookmark is dated.

 



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