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Who made these silks? A section has been added to this site, in which I include images of silks that seem to be from the Victorian period or early 1900's, but we do not know who made them. Can you help identify who made them? {last updated 11 January 2017}
There is a bookmark titled "Exposition Universelle d 'Anvers en 1894"
A coronation bookmark or favour with His Majesty King George V and Queen Mary
A bookmark or favour with Disraeli, made by L & S, and
Here is the details of all the silks we cannot identify. Can you help?
 
 
18 July 2018 Stevens Bookmarks The following are new titles, not previously recorded, all of which are believed to be of Stevens manufacture, although at present images are unfortunately unavailable:
sb19 - 1784 Old Meeting Sunday School 1934
sb680 - Faith Hope and Charity (narrow ribbon)
sb946 - Henry William Eaton M.P.
sb997 - Hospital Saturday - 1885
sb998 - Hospital Saturday - 1895
sb1282 - Many happy returns of the day / May its presence
sb1443 - Morning hymn / My God, who makes the sun to know (with 7 stars)
sb1834 - Soroptimist International Association Conference Harrogate 1937
sb1900 - St. Columb's Catholic T.A. Society (favour)
sb2387 - True Love (small silk)

Whilst the following are also new titles, together with images, not previously recorded, and added for the first time in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:
sb384 - Auld Lang Syne / (thistles & roses) / Should auld (excellent quality image)
sb784 - FORGET / ME / NOT / TIME CANNOT CHANGE (excellent quality image)
sb889 - Happy may thy birthday be (narrow lengthways ribbon - freyed ends) (excellent quality image)
sb934 - Harrison and Protection (reasonable quality image)
sb1118 - Inaugurated March 4, 1889 (Harrison political favour) (reasonable quality image)
sb1214 - (words in wreath: Love / Affections fond remembrancer) - Seasons may roll (excellent quality image)
sb1450 - Muskegon, Mich: / Harrison and Morton Club (political favour) (reasonable quality image)
sb2421 - (flowers) (wreath reads: 'Unchanging love' with heart) / Though absence parts us for a while (excellent quality image)

The following are new images to go with titles already recorded in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:
sb541 - Collect (frayed end narrow ribbon joined with others) (excellent quality image)
sb969 - Holy Communion (frayed end narrow ribbon joined with others) (excellent quality image)
sb1165 - Lesson I (frayed end narrow ribbon joined with others) (excellent quality image)
sb1169 - Lesson II (frayed end narrow ribbon joined with others) (excellent quality image)
sb1181 - Litany (frayed end narrow ribbon joined with others) (excellent quality image)
sb1593 - Prayers (frayed end narrow ribbon joined with others) (excellent quality image)
sb1617 - Psalms (frayed end narrow ribbon joined with others) (excellent quality image)

And the following are better quality images to replace ones previously recorded:
sb22 - 1837 Jubilee 1887 / Victoria / Queen of an Empire (excellent quality image)
sb200 - A happy new year / Ring out wild bells . . . (excellent quality image)
sb344 - Affections offering / Sweet is the calm sequestered cell (excellent quality image)
sb1148 - John Knox (good quality image)
sb2116 - The Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain (political favour) (excellent quality image)
sb2408 - Unchanging love / My heart is yours (excellent quality image)

 
  Welch & Lenton Bookmarks The following are new titles, together with images, not previously recorded, and are added to the catalogue for the first time:
Jean Worthington, Great Britain noticed that she had a bookmark identical to a recorded Bollans silk, except her's was made by Welch & Lenton. Jean has kindly donated an image of her bookmark, which is a new title added for the first time:
owe568 - Remember Me / (flowers) / Remember well and fondly . . . (excellent quality image)

owe98 - A Happy Christmas / I Wish to thee (excellent quality image)
owe236 - Faith, Hope and Charity (reasonable quality image)
owe465 - MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY / My heart breathes . . / (flowers) (excellent quality image)
owe730 - WITH / BEST WISHES / Upon thee dawns another birthday morn (excellent quality image)

The following are images added for the first time to titles already recorded in the Welch & Lenton catalogue:
owe4 - A BIRTHDAY / (rose & bud) / Let this pledge . . (excellent quality image)
owe512 - MY DEAR FRIEND / (lily branch) / Like the lily fair . . (excellent quality image)
owe520 - MY DEAR FRIEND / (flowers) / Remember Me . . (excellent quality image)

The following are improved better quality images, replacing ones already recorded in the Welch & Lenton catalogue:
owe408 - I WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR / (holly and mistletoe) / MAY JOY AND PEACE . . (excellent quality image)
owe572 - Remember Me / While Life Remains This . . (excellent quality image)
owe700 - Unto You Is Born This Day . . . / (angel) / Glory to God of the Highest (excellent quality image)

And the following are records to which additional images have been added so as to improve the overall imformation available:
owe48 - A / BIRTHDAY / WISH with flowers, May your life to . . (excellent quality image)
owe600 - The / Blessing / (open Bible) / The Lord bless . . (excellent quality image)

 
  Bollans Bookmarks The following are new titles not previously recorded, and hence recorded for the first time, together with supporting images:
obo96 - A Happy Christmas / (village street) / A Happy Christmas . . (excellent quality image)
obo382 - I wish you a happy New Year with Forget-me-not flowers (good quality image)

Whilst the following are new images added for the first time to titles already recorded in the Bollans bookmark catalogue:
obo112 - A LOVE TOKEN (red & blue flowers) The dearest wish . . (excellent quality image)
obo308 - God is love / (cross & flowers) / Blessed Lord who . . (reasonable quality image)
obo468 - MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY inside "C" shaped flowers, The Return of . . (reasonable quality image)
obo608 - The Blessing / (open bible with bookmarks) / The Lord bless . . (reasonable quality image)
obo664 - TO MY FRIEND / (floral cross) / Sweet and peaceful . . (excellent quality image)

And the following are better quality images to replace those already recorded in the Bollans bookmark catalogue:
obo44 - A Birthday Wish / (flowers) / May your life to . . (excellent quality image)
obo660 - TO MY FATHER / (flowers) / My Father, I can ne'er forget (excellent quality image)

 
  Grant Bookmarks The following are new titles added to the Grant silk bookmark catalogue for the first time:
gb14 - 1492 1892 / The Fourth Centenary / of the / Discovery of America / By Christopher Columbus / October 1492 / (image of Santa Maria & men on beach) (excellent quality image)
gb100 - Benj. Harrison / (No Free Trade) / Republican Candidate (good quality image)
gb181 - City of Edinburgh, 1886 / (Coat of Arms) / Peace hath her victories . . / (view of buildings with grassed area in front) / International Industrial Exhibition (excellent quality image)
gb204 - City of Edinburgh, 1886 / (Coat of Arms) / Peace hath her victories . . / (image of The Old Tolbooth) / International Industrial Exhibition (black & white quality image)
gb205 - City of Edinburgh, 1886 / (Coat of Arms) / Peace hath her victories . . / The Old Tolbooth / International Industrial Exhibition (excellent quality image)
gb270 - Coronation 1902 / Their Imperial Majesties / King Edward VII Queen Alexandra (rose & thistle) (excellent quality image)
gb274 - Coronation 1902 / Their Imperial Majesties / King Edward VII Queen Alexandra (bow in ribbon) (excellent quality image)
gb680 - Grover Cleveland / Democratic Candidate / 1888 (excellent quality image)
gb648 - Greetings from the Scottish National Exhibition 1908 (Edinburgh Castle) (excellent quality image)
gb732 - His Majesty / King Edward VII / Long Live The King (lapel badge) (excellent quality image)
gb1140 - Long Live The King 1911 (lapel badge) (excellent quality image)
gb1660 - Queen Alexandra / God Bless Her (lapel badge) (excellent quality image)
gb1943 - {plain green line} / Souvenir / Machinery Hall / Area 17 acres, Cost $1,200,000 / (building, lake with gondola) / Woven in the Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893 (excellent quality image)
gb2010 - Souvenir of the Franco British Exhibition / L'Entente cordiale - man & woman drinking wine (excellent quality image)
gb2063 - Souvenir of the Franco British Exhibition / Shepherds Bush, London 1908 / The Flip-Flap (reasonable quality image)
gb2151 - Souvenir of / (building, bridge & gondolas) / Woven in the Columbian / Exposition Chicago 1893 (fringe both ends) (excellent quality image)

And the following are new images added for the first time to titles already recorded in the catalogue:
gb2020 - Souvenir of the Franco British Exhibition / (hands & British & French flags) / Held to celebrate the Entente Cordiale . . . / London 1908 (excellent quality image)
gb2060 - Souvenir of the Franco British Exhibition / Shepherds Bush, London 1908 / L'Entente cordiale - man on swan (excellent quality image)
gb2080 - Souvenir of the Franco British Exhibition / (building) Messrs Debenham and Freebody's Model Building / (weaving loom) / London 1908 (reasonable quality image)
gb2150 - Souvenir / (building, bridge & gondolas) / Woven in the Columbian / Exposition Chicago 1893 (fringe both ends) (excellent quality image)

The following bookmark was woven by GRANT, and an image of the bookmark still attached to the stiff backing paper issued at the exhibition has been added, and this has the GRANT name printed. At the same time, an image of an identical bookmark has been added to this record, with however the woven credit being that of E. ROLLASON & SONS.
gb180 - City of Edinburgh, 1886 / (Coat of Arms) / Peace hath her victories . . / (view of buildings with fountain in front) / International Industrial Exhibition {NOTE: also with E. ROLLASON & SONS name} (excellent quality image)

 
  Other Silk Weavers Charles Newsome
The following is a new image added for the first time to a title already recorded in the Newsome catalogue:
one54 - Silk panel titled: Exhibition 1862 (for the Opening of the 1862 Exhibition) (excellent quality image)

H. Spencer & Co.
The following is a better quality image of a Spencer favour to replace one already recorded:
osp12 - Royal favour titled: Victoria Regina 1837 - 1897 (with Coat of Arms) (excellent quality image)

 
 
1 May 2018 Welch & Lenton Bookmarks The following are new titles, together with images, not previously recorded, and are added to the catalogue for the first time:
A) - Jenni Redman has over the years provided many images for this site. Her contribution continues with the donation of several new images, including the following titles not previously recorded:
owe110 - A / LOVE TOKEN / The dearest wish . . (excellent quality image)
owe124 - A Merry Christmas To You (image of country scene) (excellent quality image)
owe225 - CHRISTMAS / (holly & mistletoe) / I wish thee / dearest friend . . (excellent quality image)
owe234 - Constant Love / (flowers) / With Happy Thoughts (leaves & berries) (excellent quality image)
owe248 - FORGET ME NOT / O let this simple . . . (excellent quality image)
owe368 - (house) / Home Sweet Home with music and two verses (excellent quality image)
owe445 - Love To Christ (excellent quality image)
owe448 - MANUFACTURED IN THE YORKSHIRE FINE ART, . . / (Arms of the City of York) / (image of the Art Gallery) / Yorkshire Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition York 1879 / (image of Abbey) / St. Mary's Abbey . . . / (image of house) / Manor House . . (excellent quality image)
owe522 - MY DEAR FRIEND / (flowers) / Remember Well and Fondly . . {no weavers name} (excellent quality image)

B) - And the following new titles are from other donations:
owe235 - Constant Love / (flowers) / With Happy Thoughts (8 flowers) (excellent quality image)
owe446 - MANUFACTURED IN THE YORKSHIRE FINE ART, . . / (Arms of the City of York) / YORKSHIRE FINE ART AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION YORK 1879 (excellent quality image)
owe449 - MANUFACTURED IN THE YORKSHIRE FINE ART, . . / (Arms of The See and City of York) / York Minster / South-West View (excellent quality image)
owe452 - MANUFACTURED IN THE YORKSHIRE FINE ART, . . / (Arms of The See and City of York) / York Minster / South-West View / St. Mary's Abbey / . . . (excellent quality image)

The following are new images added for the first time to titles already recorded in the Welch & Lenton catalogue:
owe36 - A Birthday / Wish / (flowers) / Many happy returns . . (excellent quality image)
owe52 - A BLESSING / (flowers) / God bless thee, dearest . . (excellent quality image)
owe156 - Affections Offering / God Bless thee . . (excellent quality image)
owe232 - COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON / A HAPPY CHRISTMAS . . . (reasonable quality image)
owe292 - FRIENDSHIP'S GIFT / ACCEPT THIS LITTLE . . (excellent quality image)
owe428 - I WISH YOU MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY with bow & flowers (reasonable quality image)
owe460 - MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY / Another year has passed away . . (excellent quality image)
owe592 - SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN . . with kneeling child, Gentle Jesus . . (good quality image)
owe688 - Trust in Jesus / (girl kneeling) / Happy Saviour would I be . . . (excellent quality image)

 
  Bollans Bookmarks The following are new images added for the first time to titles already recorded in the Bollans bookmark catalogue:
obo292 - FRIENDSHIP'S GIFT / ACCEPT THIS LITTLE . . (excellent quality image)
 
  Mulloney & Johnson Following extensive research, Jenni Redman has found a newspaper advert from Mulloney & Johnson of 1863 which lists twelve bookmark titles, eleven of which were previously unknown, and these have now been added to the Mulloney & Johnson catalogue.
From this advert, Jenni was able to identify five bookmark images which match the descriptions given in this advert, and although none has a weavers name on the reverse, they are attributed to Mulloney & Johnson, and added for the first time:
omu40 - I believe in God (The Apostles Creed) (excellent quality image)
omu52 - Our Father (The Lords' Prayer) (excellent quality image)
omu56 - Shakspere, Milton, Scott, Moore (The Poets Book Mark) (excellent quality image)
omu68 - The Wise and their works are in the hands of God (The International Bookmark) (excellent quality image)
omu72 - The Ten Commandments (excellent quality image)

And from other donated images, also added is an image to go with the previously recorded bookmark title:
omu60 - Suffer little children to come unto me (excellent quality image)

 
  Brough, Nicholson & Hall Melanie Smith, Great Britain, has sent me a total of 23 images of silk badges made by BN&H for the 1972 Tutankhamun Exhibition. Melanie's father worked for BN&H from 1965 until the late 1980's, hence giving authenticity to these silks:
obn500 - Tutankhamun Exhibition (scroll down this page to find them)

The following are also new bookmark titles added for the first time to the catalogue, together with relevant images:
obn126 - Bookmark - Order of St. John (excellent quality image)
obn265 - Bookmark Calendar - 1965 (reasonable quality image)

And the following is a new record of a Souvenir Booklet containing two woven silk pictures:
obn902 - Souvenir booklet with silk pictures of Battle of Waterloo 1815, and of Procession 1935 (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Bookmarks The following are new titles, together with images, not previously recorded, and are added for the first time in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:
A) - Jenni Redman has over the years provided many images for this site. Her contribution continues with the donation of the following images of designs not previously recorded:
sb213 - A happy New Year to you / (roses) / A happy Christmas I wish thee (excellent quality image)
sb2105 - The Redeemer / And when Jesus had cried (roundal pattern at bottom) (excellent quality image)

B) - And the following new titles with images from other donations:
sb1556 - (red, blue & white stripe) / Our choice for President and Vice President / Harrison & Protection (excellent quality image)
sb1883 - (red, blue & white rope) / Souvenir woven in The Worlds Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893 / (draped flag) / (building) / U.S. Government Building / (flag & cannon) - (no Stevens credit: Probably JJ Mannion) (excellent quality image)
sb2458 - Who hath God hath all (excellent quality image)

The following are new images to go with titles already recorded in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:
A) - Mayur Gandhi has very kindly given me the following images to go with titles already recorded in the catalogue:
sb816 - Gedenke Mein (excellent quality image)
sb1332 - May Christmas bring thee joy (excellent quality image)

B) - Whilst the following have images from other donations:
sb582 - Crystal Palace May 5th 1868 Great Choral Festival 5000 Voices (good quality image)
sb1096 - I.H.S. (short ribbon - with cross) (reasonable quality image)
sb1176 - Let the people praise thee O God (frayed end narrow ribbon) (excellent quality image)
sb1180 - Litany (pointed, narrow ribbon joined with others) (excellent quality image)
sb1888 - Souvenir woven in the / (globe with words) World's Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893) / Welcome to all nations - Possibly not Stevens (excellent quality image)
sb1890 - Souvenir woven in the / (globe with words) World's Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893 / (building) / U.S. Government Building / (eagle, shield, 2 crossed flags) / and the Star Spangled Banner . . . / Welcome To All Nations - Possibly not Stevens (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Portraits Both Sprake and Godden initially recorded the titles of two un-mounted portrait silks as being those of Hermine, Princess of Schonaich-Carolath. Decaded ago it was established that this identification was incorrect, and these portraits have been recorded simply as " Un-known Ladies ". Now, after extensive research by members of the Stevengraph Collectors Association, original photographs with printed names have been discovered that are almost identical to the silk portraits. As a consequence, both these two portrait silks have now been identified as Augusta Victoria, wife of Wilhelm II of Germany:
so70 - Augusta Victoria (body facing forward, head facing half left) (excellent quality image)
so71 - Augusta Victoria (body facing half right, head facing half left) (excellent quality image)

The following is a new title added to the Stevens silk portrait catalogue, although unfortunately there is currently no image to go with that title:
so2 - Coronation ('Queen Alexandra' and 'King Edward VII' woven on ribbon above portraits)

And the following are other new titles and images added for the first time to the Stevens catalogue:
so43 - Archer, The Late Fred (Unknown owners colours:- primrose body, cream sleeves & cap, with signature) (reasonable quality image)
so297 - Gladstone, Rt. Hon. W.E., M.P. (facing half right, with wild rose) (excellent quality image)
so381 - Maria mit Jesukind (good quality image)
so490 - Stephenson, Georg (German language version) (excellent quality image)

Whilst the following is a new improved image to replace the existing portrait recorded in the Stevens catalogue:
so25 - Archer, The Late Fred (Lord Falmouth colours:- black body, white sleeves, red cap, no signature) (excellent quality image)

 
 
28 February 2018 Stevens Other Silk Items The following is a new title, with image, added for the first time:
se007 - Ribbon with words and medal: CAST THY BREAD UPON THE WATERS (excellent quality image)
 
  Stevens postcard The following are new titles reported within the Stevengraph Collectors Association newsletter as existing, and are added for the first time to the Stevens Postcard catalogue, although at this time no images are available:
sc50 - Her Majesty The Late Queen Victoria
sc65 - Columbus - Private Mailing card
sc80 - Gladstone
sc96 - Luitpold - Prinz Regent Von Bayern
sc100 - Moltke
sc126 - Kaiser Wilhelm I
sc132 - Ludwig Windthorst
sc187 - (God Speed The Plough) - no title
sc198 - (The Water Jump) - no title
sc224 - Hunting scene [Experimental version]
sc369 - Thomas Stevens {advertising postcard}

Whereas the following are new titles not previously recorded, which are supported by quality images:
sc4 - Coventry Coat of Arms & Greyfriars Green - no title (excellent quality image)
sc55 - Beaconsfield (reasonable quality image)
sc76 - Friedrich III (of Germany) (excellent quality image)
sc124 - Georg Stephenson (German title) (excellent quality image)
sc128 - Kaiser Wilhelm II (excellent quality image)
sc186 - For Life or Death (excellent quality image)
sc251 - Ann Hathaway's Cottage (excellent quality image)

The following are new images added for the first time to titles already recorded in the Stevens postcard catalogue:
sc6 - Coventry (Greyfriars Green) with Coventry Coat of Arms - no title (excellent quality image)
sc8 - Coventry (Greyfriars Green) with Lady Godiva statue (excellent quality image)
sc44 - His Majesty King George V (excellent quality image)
sc48 - Her Majesty Queen Mary (excellent quality image)
sc56 - Bismarck (excellent quality image)
sc66 - Ecce Homo (excellent quality image)
sc97 - Madonna and Child (excellent quality image)
sc98 - Mater Dolorosa (excellent quality image)
sc116 - Shakespeare (portrait)/ Stratford views (reasonable quality image)
sc184 - Called to the rescue (excellent quality image)
sc188 - (Grace Darling) - no title (excellent quality image)
sc192 - (The Present Time - steam train) - no title (excellent quality image)
sc288 - Laxey Wheel, Isle of Man (excellent quality image)
sc312 - Shakespeare's House (excellent quality image)
sc324 - St Paul's, London (excellent quality image)
sc328 - The Tower Bridge, London (excellent quality image)
sc332 - Tower of Refuge, Isle of Man (excellent quality image)
sc344 - Coat of Arms - Coventry (excellent quality image)
sc348 - Coat of Arms - Edinburgh (excellent quality image)
sc352 - Coat of Arms - Glasgow (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Bookmarks The following are new titles added for the first time to the bookmark catalogue, but as yet, there are no images:
sb18 - 1784 Old Meeting Sunday School Bedworth Third Jubilee 1934
sb1430 - Mit Den Besten Wunschen
sb1649 - Remember Me (below flowers) / Oh! May your way
sb1840 - Souvenir / (building) / Administration Building / (eagle, flags and shield) / And the Star Spangled Banner / Welcome to All Nations
sb1846 - Souvenir of the discovery of America / (people on beach) / Landing of Columbus Oct 12 1492 / flags and shield
sb1869 - Souvenir Woven in the Worlds Columbian Exposition Chigago 1893 / (building) / Administration Building / (eagle, flags and shield) / And the Star Spangled Banner / Welcome to All Nations
sb2322 - To My Love / (flowers with words: I Think of thee) / I am sighing and wishing
sb2439 - Watch and pray (narrow lengthways ribbon - pointed ends)

The following are new titles, together with images, not previously recorded, and are added for the first time in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:

For a long time the title, Yorkshire Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition opened July 1866 (sb2680) has been recorded. There is now recorded for the first time an almost identical bookmark; the difference being the new version has an " S " in ARTS. As the actual exhibition was called " ART ", and on inspection of the sb2680 version it can be seen where the " S " was removed, it is evident this new bookmark was the original design, and sb2680 the later version:
sb2681 - Yorkshire Fine Arts and Industrial Exhibition opened July 1866 (excellent quality image)

sb354 - All Thy Works Praise Thee O Lord (narrow pointed end joined with others) (excellent quality image)
sb578 - Create in me a clean heart O God (narrow pointed end joined with others) (excellent quality image)
sb1349 - May Joy Attend Thee (excellent quality image)
sb1561 - Our Father which art in heaven (The Lord's Prayer) - circular design & leaves at top (excellent quality image)
sb1578 - Praise the Lord for He is good (narrow pointed end joined with others) (excellent quality image)
sb2637 - With kind wishes / Blessed are they that mourn (upright capital 'M') (excellent quality image)

The following are new images to go with titles already recorded in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:
sb92 - A birthday wish / My own love, my true love (good quality image)
sb208 - A Happy New Year To you [narrow] (excellent quality image)
sb476 - California Commandery, No. 1, KT, San Francisco / Pilgrimage to St. Louis Mo September 1886 (good quality image)
sb632 - Easter Hymn / Jesus Christ is risen today (good quality image)
sb676 - Fader Vår (Swedish for: Our Father) (excellent quality image)
sb1056 - I wish you a merry Christmas / And / A Happy New Year (excellent quality image)
sb1160 - Leo Pope P XIII (good quality image)
sb1580 - Praise waiteth for thee O God (narrow pointed end joined with others) (excellent quality image)
sb2140 - The silken alphabet (good quality image)
sb2141 - The silken alphabet - larger space before title (good quality image)
sb2278 - To my dear mother (with flowers and butterfly) (excellent quality image)
sb2608 - With good wishes to my brother (good quality image)

The following are better quality images to replace others already recorded in the bookmark catalogue:
sb262 - A present from Sydney (excellent quality image)
sb268 - A present from the Crystal Palace (fern & rose design) (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Portraits The following is a new title added to the Stevens silk portrait catalogue, although unfortunately there is currently no image to go with that title:
so534 - Wales, H.R.H. Prince of (facing full left, two crossed flags) - future Edward VII

And the following is a new title and portrait added for the first time to the Stevens catalogue:
so215 - Columbus / Woven in the Worlds Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893 (excellent quality image)

With the following being new images to go with existing titles already recorded in the Stevens catalogue:
so18 - Alexander II, Czar of Russia (excellent quality image)
so19 - Alexander III, Czar of Russia (excellent quality image)
so68 - Augusta, Kaiserin of Germany (excellent quality image)
so116 - Bright, Rt. Hon. John, M.P. (no flowers) (excellent quality image)
so352 - L'immaculee Conception (Virgin Mary with arms outstretched) (excellent quality image)

And the following are new improved images to replace existing portraits already recorded in the Stevens catalogue:
so532 - Wales, H.R.H. Prince of (facing half left, two crossed flags) - future Edward VII (good quality image)

 
  Stevens Pictures The following are new titles added for the first time to the Stevens picture catalogue, together with quality images:
Composite pictures, with more than one silk in a single card matt:
st18 - The Good Old Days with Stephenson's Triumph (excellent quality image)
st33 - Full Cry, with W.G. (Grace) portrait, and The Death (excellent quality image)
st40 - Titled 'Souvenir of the Godiva Procession, August 7th, 1907', being postcard versions of The Lady Godiva Procession; Ye Ladye Godiva of Coventre (on horseback); View of Coventry Greyfriars Green; Ye Ladye Godiva of Coventre (descending steps); and mini silks of Coventry Coat of Arms; Peeping Tom and Lady Godiva'. (excellent quality image)
st197 - First Innings (The) - cigarette advertising (excellent quality image)
st201 - First Over (The) - wrong silk (good quality image)
st268 - Good Old Days (The) - with winter landscape, one tree, contemporary design (excellent quality image)
st522 - Royal Porch, The Mint and Gourlay's House (excellent quality image)
st537 - Slip (The) - dog's head set back (excellent quality image)
st542 - Souvenier de l'Exposition, Paris, 1900 (silk of Landing of Columbus, 1492) (good quality image)
st601 - Water Jump (The) - J.J. Mannion (excellent quality image)

The following are new images added for the first time to existing titles in the catalogue:
st268 - Good Old Days of Rattling Wheels and Gallant Greys (The) - each word starting with 2 colour letter (excellent quality image)
st284 - H.M.S. Bedford - sister to HMS Berwick (good quality image)
st296 - H.M.S. Hannibal (excellent quality image)
st316 - H.M.S. Mars (reasonable quality image)
st418 - "London & York" Royal Mail Coach (The) - (no printing in lower left corner of mount) (excellent quality image)

And the following are images attached to German picture titles, where the title itself is not known within the Stevens catalogue, being a locally generated version:
st124-1 - Seeschlacht bei Trafalgar i. J. 1805 (excellent quality image)
st528-1 - Unabhangigkeitserklarung Amerikas am 4. Juli 1776. (good quality image)
st548-2 - Spanisches Stiergefecht! (reasonable quality image)

And new improved quality image to replace existing images in the Stevens silk picture catalogue:
st180 - Exposition Universelle 1889 (excellent quality image)
st204 - First Point (The) (excellent quality image)
st298 - H.M.S. Illustrious (excellent quality image)
st428 - Meet (The) - horse's front legs together (excellent quality image)
st440 - Niagara (excellent quality image)
st556 - Start (The) (excellent quality image)
st612 - William, Prince of Orange (excellent quality image)

The following additional images have been added to existing records so as to improve the quality of information available:

Two slightly different images of the Centennial Exposition, 1888, have long been recorded. There has now been added two " loose " silks, one attached to a stiff backing paper with both Thomas Stevens and J.J. Mannion names. These new additions help to identify which of the two original images was of the Stevens picture, and which was the Mannion picture:
st68 - Centennial Exposition / of the Ohio Valley and Central States / Cincinnati 1888 (excellent quality image)

st56 - Called to the Rescue - sub titled: 'Heroism at sea' (excellent quality image)
st60 - Called to the Rescue - no sub title (excellent quality image)
st212 - First Set (The) (excellent quality image)
st228 - For life or death - sub titled: 'Heroism on land' - 4 horses (excellent quality image)
st480 - Present Time (The) / 60 Miles an Hour - Lord Howe engine & 2 carriages (excellent quality image)
st600 - Water Jump (The) (excellent quality image)

So far, all the recorded Stevens Calendars have had the same broad presentation. Added now is an alternative presentation of the 1933 calendar; this time with the calendar part attached as a small booklet to the front of the mounted silk picture:
stcal 1933 - Stevens 1933 calendar: Forth Bridge - alternative presentations (good quality image)
 
 
3 January 2018 Stevens Ship cards Already recorded in the Stevens Ship postcards is the title "Liverpool Landing Stage (no ship name)". The image associated with the title had the tug with red funnels. A new image has been donated by the STEVENGRAPH COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION with the tug having brown funnels:
si701 - Liverpool Landing Stage (no ship name) - tug with brown funnels (White Star Line) (reasonable quality image)
The following is a new title, with image, added for the first time:
si266 - SS Devonian (reasonable quality image)
And the following is a new image added for the first time to an existing title:
si372 - RMS Hildebrand (excellent quality image)
 
  Stevens HATS card The following are new titles, not previously recorded, together with excellent quality images:
sh250 - Great Britain/Canadian: SS Pomeranian (excellent quality image)
sh875 - Portugal (Republic of)/Brazil - English: RMS Hildebrand (excellent quality image)
sh886 - Portugal (Republic of)/Brazil - Portuguese: Lanfranc (excellent quality image)
sh1253 - USA/Scotland: RMS Carpathia (excellent quality image)
 
  Alpha postcards In addition to the Stevens silk postcards with woven flags, the Alpha Company also prublished a number of flag cards, some with their own embossing, and others with the Stevens woven silk and embossing.
The following are the new titles and images of the Alpha Publishing Company cards:
sa1070 - Great Britain Flag, Coat of Arms & White Ensign - May glorious Victories on Land and Sea . . . (excellent quality image)
sa1075 - Great Britain Flag, Coat of Arms & White Ensign - With all my heart I wish you well. (excellent quality image)
sa1080 - Great Britain Flag, Coat of Arms & White Ensign - WITH LOVE TO MY SWEETHEART (excellent quality image)
sa1085 - Great Britain Flag, Coat of Arms & White Ensign - WITH MY HEART'S FONDEST WISHES (excellent quality image)
sa1090 - (flags: Russia, Great Britain, France & Belgium) - HONOUR and LIBERTY (excellent quality image)
sa1095 - (flags: Russia, Great Britain, France & Belgium) - HONOUR and LIBERTY : Wishing you a happy Christmas (excellent quality image)
sa1100 - (flags: France & USA) - HANDS ACROSS THE SEA (good quality image)
sa1105 - (flags: Great Britain & USA) - HANDS ACROSS THE SEA (good quality image)
sa1120 - (flags: Spain & USA) - WITH LOVING WISHES ACROSS THE SEA (good quality image)
sa1130 - (flags: USA & Ireland) - HANDS ACROSS THE SEA (excellent quality image)
sa1135 - (flags: USA & Italy) - WITH GREETINGS AND GOOD WISHES ACROSS THE SEA (good quality image)
sa1150 - (flags: USA & Scotland)- HANDS ACROSS THE SEA (good quality image)
 
  Stevens Bookmarks The following are new titles, together with images, not previously recorded, and are added for the first time in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:
sb1174 - Let Glasgow Flourish (good quality image)
sb1842 - Souvenir of the discovery of America / The Santa Maria (excellent quality image)
sb1857 - Souvenir of the discovery of America / Woven in the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 / Landing of Columbus Oct 12 1492 / flags and shield / steam train (excellent quality image)

The following are new images to go with titles already recorded in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:
sb262 - A present from Sydney (reasonable quality image)
sb400 - B. Harrison / Republican (political favour) (excellent quality image)
sb484 - Cardinal Wiseman (good quality image)
sb1508 - New Year's wish / May the New Year (excellent quality image)
sb1548 - (cockerel) / Our choice for President and Vice President 1888 / (square with 13 diamonds) - Cleveland & Thurman (reasonable quality image)
sb1552 - (eagle & shield) / Our choice for President and Vice President 1888 / (cabin & cooking pot) - Harrison & Morton (reasonable quality image)

 
  Stevens Portraits The following is a new title and portrait added for the first time to the Stevens catalogue:
so389 - Mater Dolorosa (ornate arch type pattern above portrait) (excellent quality image)

The following are new images to go with existing titles already recorded in the Stevens catalogue:

Godden included a portrait of Augusta Victoria but provided no clear narrative as to the actual title of the silk. Initially, this portrait was recorded as so70: Augusta Victoria. A colour image appeared in the Stevengraph Collectors' Association newsletter, and this contained the actual title. As a result, so70 has been removed, and replaced with the following correct entry:
so244 - Empress of Germany (reasonable quality image)

And the following are new improved images to replace existing portraits already recorded in the Stevens catalogue:
so100 - Bismarck, Prince (excellent quality image)
so264 - Friedrich III (of Germany) (excellent quality image)
so312 - (Grace, W.G. Dr.) " W.G." (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Pictures The following are new images added for the first time to existing titles in the Stevens silk picture catalogue:
stcal 1926 - Stevens 1926 calendar: The Death (good quality image)
stcal 1927 - 1927 Calendar - Called to the Rescue (excellent quality image)
st649 - Zu Hülfe Gerufen (Stevens card mount) (excellent quality image)
st578 - Struggle (The) - "Registered" only on left hand side - normal design (excellent quality image)

And the following are image attached to German picture titles, where the title itself is not known within the Stevens catalogue, being a locally generated version:
st232-2 - Feuerwehr (excellent quality image)
st400-1 - Columbus Landung in Amerika i. J. 1492 (excellent quality image)
st400-2 - Columbus Landung in Amerika im Jahre 1493 (good quality image)
st436-1 - Seeansicht (reasonable quality image)

And new improved quality image to replace existing images in the Stevens silk picture catalogue:
st184 - Exposition Universelle D'Anvers en 1894 (excellent quality image)
st308 - H.M.S. Majestic (excellent quality image)
st576 - Struggle (The) / Woven in the York Exhibition, 1879 - normal design, being two groups of horses, with 'shaded' grass between (excellent quality image)
st488-2 - Jetzt (excellent quality image)

 
 
5 October 2017 Stevens Bookmarks The following are new titles, together with images, not previously recorded, and are added for the first time in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:
sb90 - A birthday wish / May your life to day (reasonable quality image)
sb833 - (portrait) / God bless the Prince of Wales (excellent quality image)
sb1977 - The Doxology / Praise God from whom all blessings flow (scroll design at top) (excellent quality image)
sb2101 - The priceless gem / Tell me not of sparkling gems (with words below flowers: Gathering of pure affection) (excellent quality image)
 

The following are new images to go with titles already recorded in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:
Richard W Bell Antiques, of America, has very kindly sent me the following image to go with a pre-existing title:
sb536 - Christmas Hymn / While shepherds watched (excellent quality image)
sb1224 - Love (inside wreath with 2 birds) (wreath with words round heart: 'Unchanging love' ) / Though absence (excellent quality image)

And the following are improved images to replace existing ones:
sb1628 - Queen Victoria / Born May 24th, 1819 / Crowned June 28th, 1838 (excellent quality image)
sb1652 - Remember me / There's not a look (excellent quality image)
sb1736 - Rt. Hon. B. Disraeli, M.P. / First Lord of the Treasury 1868 (excellent quality image)
sb2464 - Wishing you a happy birthday / Let hope, sweet hope . . . / . . . From year to year / (ribbon with: With Best Wishes) (excellent quality image)

And the following are additional images added to existing records, so as to enhance the quality of information available:
sb1212 - Love (word carried by bird) / Affections fond remembrancer (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Portraits The following are new titles and portraits added for the first time to the Stevens catalogue:
so97 - Beaconsfield, The Late Earl of, Peace with Honour (smaller silk, words on silk above portrait, flowers across jacket) (excellent quality image)
so205 - Cleveland, President (Mannion credit) (excellent quality image)
so206 - Cleveland, President (cigarette advertising) (excellent quality image)
so209 - Cleveland, Mrs (Mannion credit) (excellent quality image)
so287 - Gladstone, Rt. Hon. W.E. (full face, with flowers) (reasonable quality image)
so488 - Stephenson, George (excellent quality image)
 

The following are new images to go with existing titles already recorded in the Stevens catalogue:
so211 - Cleveland, Mrs (without flowers) (excellent quality image)
so300 - Gladstone, Rt. Hon. W.E., M.P. (facing half right, with flowers, but smaller head) (reasonable quality image)

And the following are new improved images to replace existing portraits already recorded in the Stevens catalogue:
so424 - Peeping Tom (excellent quality image)
so489 - Stephenson, George (The Pioneer of Railways) (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Pictures The following are new titles and images added for the first time to the Stevens silk picture catalogue:
st250 - Gentle Jesus, Meek & Mild (little girl praying) (excellent quality image)
st412 - Little Boy Blue (excellent quality image)
st510 - Red Riding Hood (excellent quality image)
st590 - Two Friends (The) - boy with little dog (excellent quality image)
 
  Grant portraits The following are new titles, together with images, not previously recorded, and are added for the first time in the Grant portrait catalogue:
go35 - Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P. with The Late Earl of Beaconsfield (on same mount) (excellent quality image)
go226 - Gladstone, The Rt. Hon. W.E., M.P. (1884 - surrounded by wreath) - Possibly not Grant (excellent quality image)
 

The following are new images added for the first time to existing titles already recorded:
go60 - Arch, Mr. Joseph, M.P. - 'The Labourer's Friend' (excellent quality image)
go108 - Bright, Right Hon. John, M.P. - Peace, Retrenchment, Reform (small, woven in black & white) (excellent quality image)
go112 - Bright, The Right Hon. John, M.P. - Peace, Retrenchment, Reform (excellent quality image)
go300 - Wales, H.R.H. The Prince of: Unity of Empire (Future King George V) (excellent quality image)
go304 - Wales, H.R.H. The Princess of: Unity of Empire (Future Queen Mary) (excellent quality image)

The following are improved quality images to replace existing ones already recorded in the Grant portrait catalogue:
gc268 - Salisbury, The Marquis of, K.G. - Queen and Country (woven in colour) (excellent quality image)

 
  Grant pictures The following are the new titles, together with images, recorded for the first time in the Grant picture catalogue:
gt21 - Souvenir of the Bradford Exhibition, 1904 (comprising: 'Lister Park', 'Cartwright Memorial' and 'Exhibition buildings') (excellent quality image)
gt24 - A Present from the International Exhibition, Edinburgh 1886 (comprising 'The Exhibition Building' , 'Netherbow Port' , 'The Band Stand' and 'City of Edinburgh 1886 & City Arms' at bottom ) (reasonable quality image)
gt25 - A Present from the International Exhibition, Edinburgh 1886 (comprising City Arms, 'The Netherbow Port', 'The Old Edinburgh Street' and 'The Old Tolbooth') (reasonable quality image)
gt43 - A Present from the International Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1886 (comprising 'City of Edinburgh Arms', 'The Exhibition Building', 'City of Edinburgh Arms', 'The Old Tolbooth', 'Old Edinburgh Street' and 'The Netherbow Port') (reasonable quality image)
gt352 - Edinburgh Exhibition (view of Edinburgh Castle) {1908} (excellent quality image)
gt354 - Edinburgh Exhibition (view of Holyrood Palace) {1908} (excellent quality image)
gt496 - Machinery Hall / World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 (excellent quality image)
gt592 - Souvenir of the Cork Exhibition, 1902 (Blarney Castle) (excellent quality image)
gt593 - Souvenir of the Cork Exhibition, 1902 (Rapids Killarney) (excellent quality image)
 

The following are new images added for the first time to existing titles already recorded:
gt22 - A Present from the International Exhibition, Edinburgh 1886
(comprising City Arms, 'The Band Stand', 'The Old Edinburgh Street' and 'The Exhibition Building' )
(reasonable quality image)
gt23 - A Present from the International Exhibition, Edinburgh 1886
(comprising City Arms, 'The Exhibition Building', 'The Old Edinburgh Street' and 'The Band Stand')
(reasonable quality image)
gt366 - 'Gainst Wind and Stream (By River) (excellent quality image)
gt370 - 'Gainst Wind and Wave (By Ocean) (excellent quality image)
gt434 - International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art, Edinburgh, 1886 (view of exhibition buildings) (excellent quality image)
gt523 - Old Tolbooth, The (International Exhibition of Art, Science, Commerce and Industry, Edinburgh 1886) (excellent quality image)

The following are improved quality images to replace existing ones already recorded in the Grant picture catalogue:
gt804 - Ye Olde Bishopsgate (roofline sloping up from left to right) (excellent quality image)

 
 
14 August 2017 Stevens Bookmarks The following are new titles, together with images, not previously recorded in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:
sb1557 - Our choice for President and Vice President / Public Office is a Public Trust - possibly not Stevens (excellent quality image)
sb1844 - Souvenir of the discovery of America / (portrait) / Columbus / The Santa Maria - possibly not Stevens (excellent quality image)
sb1854 - Souvenir of the discovery of America / Woven in the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 / Landing of Columbus Oct 12 1492 / The Santa Maria (reasonable quality image)
sb1856 - Souvenir of the discovery of America / Woven in the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 / Landing of Columbus Oct 12 1492 / flags and shield (excellent quality image)
sb1933 - The Beatitudes / Blessed are the poor in Spirit (triangular vase pattern at bottom) (excellent quality image)
 

The following are new images to go with titles already recorded in the Stevens bookmark catalogue:
sb218 - A merry Christmas / All hail to merry Christmas (beneath robin and leaves) / The merry bells (excellent quality image)
sb220 - A merry Christmas / Glory to God in the highest (excellent quality image)
sb1052 - I wish you a merry Christmas / All hail to merry Christmas (excellent quality image)

And the following are improved images to replace existing ones:
sb216 - A merry Christmas / A blithe and joyous welcome (excellent quality image)
sb496 - Centennial 1776 -1876 / Philadelphia, U.S.A. / George Washington / And the Star Spangled banner (excellent quality image)
sb1942 - The Burton On Trent Life Boat, 1867 (excellent quality image)
sb2624 - With kind regards / Bear the (woven cross) and wear the (woven crown) (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Souvenirs The following is a better quality image to replace the previously recorded image:
su8 - Prince Albert and his daughters (excellent quality image)
 
  Stevens Pictures The following are better quality images to replace the previously recorded images:
st88-1 - Columbus Einschiffung nach Amerika im Jahre 1492 (excellent quality image)
st88 - Columbus leaving Spain, 1492 (excellent quality image)
 
  Grant portraits The following are new titles, together with images, recorded for the first time in the Grant portrait catalogue:
go24 - Their Royal Highnesses / The Prince and Princess of Wales (future George V & Mary) (on same mount) (reasonable quality image)
go142 - (Chamberlain): International Exhibition Of Industry, Science and Art, Edinburgh 1886 (good quality image)
go144 - Churchill, Lord Randolph. - Perseverance, Pluck, Patriotism (small, black & white silk - facing slightly right) (excellent quality image)
go182 - Edward VII, His Majesty King - God Save the King (excellent quality image)
go186 - George V & Mary (excellent quality image)
go210 - Gladstone, Right Hon. W.E., M.P. - International Inventions Exhibition, London 1885 (excellent quality image)
go245 - Kitchener, Lord (reasonable quality image)
go257 - Parnell, Charles Stewart, M.P. - Ireland's Gifted Leader (reasonable quality image)
go262 - Roberts, Field-Marshal Lord, V.C. - Cape to Cairo - Empire Makers (reasonable quality image)
 

The following are new images added for the first time to existing titles already recorded:
go48 - Alexandra, Her Majesty Queen - smaller size (excellent quality image)
go72 - Baden Powell, Major-General - Empire Defenders (Hero of Mafeking) (excellent quality image)
go120 - Buller, Sir Redvers, V.C. - Empire Defenders (excellent quality image)
go124 - Buller, Sir Redvers, V.C. - (fancy type face) (reasonable quality image)
go132 - Chamberlain, Mr Joseph, M.P. - Champion of Freedom (excellent quality image)
go140 - Chamberlain, Right Hon. Joseph, M.P. - Champion of Freedom (small, black & white: facing half left) (good quality image)
go164 - Edward VII, His Majesty King - smaller size) (excellent quality image)
go212 - Gladstone, Right Hon. W.E., Esq., M.P. (small, black & white: facing half left) (excellent quality image)
go224 - Gladstone, The Right Hon. W.E., M.P. / Woven in the Dundee Exhibition 1888 - Tried, Trusted, True (with flowers) (excellent quality image)
go296 - Wales, Prince of, - Our Future King. (future King Edward VII) (reasonable quality image)

The following are improved quality images to replace existing ones already recorded in the Grant portrait catalogue:
gc160 - Churchill, Lord Randolph, M.P. - Perseverance, Pluck, Patriotism (larger size, facing slightly right - coloured silk) (excellent quality image)
gc196 - Gladstone, Right Hon. W.E., M.P. - Tried, Trusted, True (with flowers) (excellent quality image)
gc260 - Roberts, Field-Marshal Lord, V.C. - For Queen and Country - Empire Makers (excellent quality image)

 
  Grant pictures The following are the new titles, together with images, recorded for the first time in the Grant picture catalogue:
gt19 - Triple Silk: Houses of Parliament, King Edward VII, and Tower Bridge (good quality image)
gt60 - A British Man O' War (excellent quality image)
gt412 - H.M.S. Illustrious (excellent quality image)
gt601 - Souvenir of the Irish International Exhibition, Dublin 1907 (no fountain) (excellent quality image)
gt799 - Ye Church of All Hallows (building to right of weaving) (modern re-mount image)
gt822 - Ye Olde Tyne Bridge / Royal Jubilee Exhibition and Grounds, Newcastle-on-Tyne (reasonable quality image)
 

The following are new images added for the first time to existing titles already recorded:
gt239 - Calendar 1939 - Bathing Beauty (untitled scene) (excellent quality image)
gt360 - For When the One Great Scorer . . (verse mounted on card for hanging) (excellent quality image)
gt474 - Lady Godiva statue (standing figure) (excellent quality image)
gt520 - Old London Street, The (reasonable quality image)
gt552 - Royal Jubilee Exhibition and Grounds, Newcastle-on-Tyne (reasonable quality image)
gt798 - Ye Church of All Hallows (building to left of weaving) (excellent quality image)

The following are improved quality images to replace existing ones already recorded in the Grant picture catalogue:
gt590 - Souvenir of the Cork Exhibition, 1902 (exhibition buildings) (excellent quality image)

 
 


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