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Who made these silks? As well as the records for identified weavers, there are a number of images that have not been identified to specific makers. I have included many of these in a seperate section. Several have already been identified, and recorded accordingly, whilst others have been identified as of foreign manufacture and removed. Can you help identify who made any of the remaining ones?
Here are the details of the silk bookmarks, postcards and pictures so far included. Can you help?
 
 
31 December 2022 Stevens Bookmarks The following is a new image added to a title already recorded:
sb1443 - Morning hymn / My God, who makes the sun to know (with 7 stars) (excellent quality image)

Graham Parker has kindly sent me a colour variation of the following bookmark, which adds to the overall information available on this site:
sb1064 - I wish you a merry Christmas (donkey, cart & farmer) and a happy new year (pointed at both ends) (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Pictures The following is a new addition to the catalogue, as this version of Dick Turpin does not have the signpost to the right of the toll keeper:
st157 - Dick Turpin's Last Ride on his bonnie Black Bess (no Signpost) (good quality image)

Whilst the following relates to a STEVENS calendar of un-known date:
stcal19xx - Columbus Leaving Spain, of unknown date (good quality image)

And the following GERMAN TITLED picture is added:
st228-1 - Auf Leben und Tod (Drähne title) (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Portraits The following are new titles and images added for the first time to the Stevens portrait catalogue:-
so16 - Boar War Soldiers (being: Kitchener, Roberts, A Gentleman in Kharki, Buller and Baden-Powell) (good quality image)
so30 - Archer, The Late Fred (Mr Manton colours:- scarlet body, sleeves and cap, with signature) (Allen & Ginter's advertising) (excellent quality image)
 
  Stevens Postcards The following are new titles and images added for the first time to the Stevens Alpha series postcards:-
sa702 - A Happy Christmas / A very happy Christmas is what I wish (excellent quality image)
sa726 - WISHING YOU MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY / A message full of tender love (excellent quality image)
sa1026 - Christmas Greetings / May happiness be with you (excellent quality image)

With the following Alpha series images added for the first time to titles already recorded:
sa240 - SINCERE GOOD WISHES FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS / May Health and Happiness unite (excellent quality image)
sa920 - TO MY DEAR SON / God guide you, dear, wherever you be (excellent quality image)

And the following new title added to the general postcards:-
sc86 - Jesus / Sacred Heart of Jesus (excellent quality image)

Whilst the following is a new image added for the first time to a title already recorded:
sc154 - The Lady Godiva Procession (large size, with roof invisible) (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Other Woven items The following Stevens loose silk portrait is a new title and image, added for the first time:
se044 - Portrait of B. Harrison (President) (excellent quality image)

The following Stevens Rectangular Silk title is new to the catalogue, being recorded for the first time, together with an excellent quality image:
se264 - This is to wish you a happy birthday (excellent quality image)

Whilst the following image has been added for the first time to a title already recorded:
se205 - A Happy Christmas to you (excellent quality image)

And the following is a Stevens "MY ALBUM" woven silk insert to go inside a Victorian photograph album:
se302 - Silk book front: My Album (words only) (excellent quality image)

The following are new titles and images added to the Stevens Printed Cards:
se800-009 - Christmas Greeting (excellent quality image)
se802-001 - A Birthday Greeting (excellent quality image)
se802-011 - New Year's Greeting (excellent quality image)
se808-004 - A Birthday Blessing (excellent quality image)
se808-010 - A Blessing / Heaven guard you (excellent quality image)
se808-022 - A Happy New Year to You (excellent quality image)
se808-030 - Be Just and Fear Not (excellent quality image)
se808-038 - Dear One, May your birthday prove . . . (excellent quality image)
se808-060 - Remember me (excellent quality image)
se808-070 - With best love (excellent quality image)
se808-072 - With best wishes (excellent quality image)

And the following are new titles and images added to the Stevens Perfume Cards:
se420-003 - A Christmas devoid of all sorrow and care (excellent quality image)
se420-022 - Another Christmas day has come (excellent quality image)
se420-024 - Christmas Wishes / Forget me not (excellent quality image)
se420-027 - Many Happy returns of the day, as bright as flowers (excellent quality image)
se420-030 - May Christmas bring to thee a time (excellent quality image)
se420-032 - May Christmas Joys Attend You (excellent quality image)
se420-034 - May on this thy birthday be (excellent quality image)
se420-040 - May the New Year bring thee happiness (excellent quality image)
se420-042 - May the New Year bring you happiness (excellent quality image)
se420-056 - Wishing you a very merry Christmas (excellent quality image)
se420-058 - Wishing you every happiness thro' the New Year (excellent quality image)

Whilst the following new FAN titles and images have been added for the first time:
se624 - Printed fan - A Happy New Year - Four Seasons of the Year (excellent quality image)
se625 - Printed fan - Happy May Thy Birthday Be - Four Seasons of the Year (excellent quality image)

And these NEEDLE CASES:
se323 - Needle case [with bird, butterfly & flowers] - Wishing You Prosperity and Peace (excellent quality image)
se324 - Needle case [with flowers] - With every good wish (excellent quality image)

 
  Welch & Lenton The following is a new addition to the W&L bookmark catalogue, being in design, exactly the same as the Bollans version:
owe464 - MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY / (flowers) / My heart breathes . . (excellent quality image)
 
  Grant Bookmarks The following is a previously unrecorded title, with image, added for the first time to the bookmark catalogue
gb1918 - Souvenir Laying of Foundation Stone by Princess Mary (excellent quality image)
 
  Other Weavers The following BERISFORD titles are new additions to the catalogue, and recorded for the first time with images:
obe262 - Eaton House China & Glassware (excellent quality image)
obe316 - The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (excellent quality image)
obe332 - Whitworth Hall and Gardens (excellent quality image)

And the following BERISFORD image is added for the first time to a bookmark title already recorded:
obe255 - Congleton Cheshire England (excellent quality image)

There is now recorded two SILKMARK bookmarks with exactly the same words. The new addition has yellow & blue flowers, whilst the pre-existing version (osi32) has a totally different display of red flowers:
osi34 - When your eyes are heavy with sleep (yellow & blue flowers) (excellent quality image)

An image of another BERISFORD flower picture has been added to the title previously recorded:
obe72 - Bluebells (excellent quality image)

 
  J. & J. Cash Bookmarks The following is a previously unrecorded title, which, together with a quality image, is added for the first time to the Cash's bookmark catalogue:
cash-bm0067 - Australian Bicentenary 1788 - 1988 (excellent quality image)

The following are new images added for the first time to titles already recorded:
cash-bm0054 - {no words - Hedgehog Postman} (1994) : no Cash's ID (Country Companions set - © Gordon Fraser gallery) (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0591 - British Ribbon Fair 1952 (Souvenir Bookmark) (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0238 - Clevedon (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0057 - Country Companions (Rabbit on stack of books) - © Gordon Fraser Gallery (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0423 - Merry Times - santa / tree / snowman 2007 (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0416 - Silk Museum Macclesfield (Millennium bookmark) (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0722 - Windsor - Castle from Park, Jubilee Garden 2005 (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0350 - Heart of England Co-op Congress 2001 (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0378 - 25 / IAM / 1956-1981 Silver Jubilee (Institute of Advanced Motorists Silver Jubilee 1956 - 1981) (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0403 - Leeds Castle Maidstone 'the loveliest castle in the world' (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0572 - Sidmouth (seaside) (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0573 - Sidmouth Town of Flowers (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0474 - Oundle (excellent quality image)

 
  J. & J. Cash Pictures The following are new titles and images of woven pictures added for the first time:-
cash-picture0413 - Peacock butterfly & purple flowers (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0319 - European Wild Flowers - Moorland (Harebell & Heather) (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0244 - Persian lovers (Omar Khayym) (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0408 - Printed Royal Palaces - Buckingham Palace (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0409 - Printed Royal Palaces - Hampton Court Palace (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0411 - Printed Royal Palaces - Sandringham Hall (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0414 - Aeroplane (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0415 - Sailing ship (excellent quality image)
 
  J. & J. Cash Other Items The Bookmark Society recorded two Crimean War ribbons as being Cash's bookmarks. A recent online auction was for a different Crimean War ribbon, except this ribbon included mirror images of the previously recorded two soldiers. The issue though is that this auction ribbon was designed and made in France, thereby casting doubts as to whether the previously recorded ribbon was of Cash's manufacture:
cash-other0013 - {no words - Crimean War - Leaving} [probably not Cash's] (excellent quality image)
 
 
24 September 2022 Stevens Bookmarks Graham Parker has sent me an image of his interesting Stevens bookmark. It is known there are two versions of the title "With kind wishes / Blessed are they that mourn"; one with upright "M", and one with rounded "M". Based on the woven credit on the reverse of these two, it is possible to put them in order of manufacture. Grahams new addition is however the transition bookmark, having the earlier Stevens credit, but later design on the front.:
sb2637 - With kind wishes / Blessed are they that mourn (upright capital 'M') (excellent quality image)
 
  Stevens Pictures A black and white image of the Iroquios silk with no rear fencing has been recorded since 2003. This is an extremely rare silk, and it has taken until now for a colour image of the original silk to become available:-
st356 - Iroquios - no rear fencing (excellent quality image)

There is a suggestion that the very first STEVENGRAPH picture was in reality a cut down bookmark, mounted in a card matt. It is interesting now to record just such a picture of the title, " THE GOOD OLD DAYS ", although as this picture does not have a back label, it is possible it is not genuine:
st260 - Good Old Days (The) - no background (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Portraits The following is a new title and image added for the first time to the Stevens portrait catalogue:-
so382 - Mary, Her Majesty Queen (excellent quality image)

Whilst the following is a new image added for the first time to a title previously recorded:-
so278 - George V, His Majesty King (excellent quality image)

And the following is an improved quality image to replace one already recrded:-
so318 - Harrison, B. / Inaugurated March 4, 1889 (excellent quality image)

And evidence that Stevens sometimes overprinted his portraits to advertise another organisation. On this occasion, that of J. Wall, Watchmaker & Jeweller:-
so500 - Victoria, Her Majesty Queen (facing right - woven '1837 Jubilee 1887') (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Other Woven items The following Stevens Point of Sale display has been added for the first time:
se049 - Election Badges - Point Of Sale, with portraits of Chamberlain, Gladstone and John Bright (excellent quality image)
 
  Stevens Postcards The following is a new title of a Stevens postcard made from part of a bookmark:
sc452 - Roses [inverted bottom of bookmark sb2288: To My Dear Sister] (excellent quality image)
 
  Welch & Lenton Graham Parker has also sent me an improved image of his W&L bookmark, which now replaces the original version:
owe447 - MANUFACTURED IN THE YORKSHIRE FINE ART, . . / (Arms of the City of York) / YORKSHIRE FINE ART AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION YORK 1879 / Micklegate Bar / Roman Multangular Tower . . . (excellent quality image)
 
  W.H. Grant Portraits The following is a new title and image with no printed words above the silk portrait, and the title of Roberts printed in a fancy type face:-
go267 - Roberts, Field Marshal Lord, V.C. - fancy type face (For Queen and Country) (excellent quality image)
 
  Other Weavers The following SILKMARK title, with image, is newly recorded, and has been added to the catalogue for the first time:
osi30 - To mark a time a place and your confirmation (excellent quality image)

And the following BERISFORD title and image is added for the first time to a bookmark catalogue:
obe213 - Beamish (excellent quality image)

For some time now, there has been a record of the Loyal Address attributed to S.G. Poole, which was sent to King Edward VII. An early draft of this silk was dated 26th June, whilst the final version was dated 9th August 1902.
An even earlier draft of this Loyal Address has now been added to this site. This version has the same 26 June date, but has the additional design at the very top, with the words " CITY OF COVENTRY ":-
opo20 - Silk Panel: The Loyal Address to H.M. King Edward VII, 1902 - City of Coventry (excellent quality image)

 
  J. & J. Cash Bookmarks The following is a previously unrecorded title, which, together with a quality image, is added for the first time to the Cash's bookmark catalogue:
cash-bm0773 - Souvenir Bookmark / We were Pleased to have you as our guest (excellent quality image)

The following are new images added for the first time to titles already recorded:
cash-bm0280 - Coventry School Bablake 1890 - 1990 (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0448 - New Forest (excellent quality image)

Whilst the following is a better quality image to replacement one already recorded:
cash-bm0544 - Royal Opera House (excellent quality image)

 
  J. & J. Cash Cards The following is a new image of a woven card added for the first time to a title previously recorded:-
cash-card0190 - Swallowtail butterfly (excellent quality image)
 
  J. & J. Cash Pictures The following are new titles and images of woven pictures added for the first time:-
cash-picture0406 - Paddington bear - in garden (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0368 - Mrs Albee (standing holding cosmetic) (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0405 - North West Mounted Police (1896 uniform) (excellent quality image)
 
 
23 June 2022 Stevens Bookmarks The following are new titles, with images, added for the first time to the catalogue:
sb1454 - (scroll reads:- My dear father) / Much there is of joy on earth (excellent quality image)
sb2230 - (pansies with words: To a mother) / Dear Mother Let thy tender care (excellent quality image)

Whilst the following is a new image added for the first time to a title already recorded in the catalogue:
sb412 - Behold the lamb (excellent quality image)

The following however is an additional image added to an existing record as this new addition has a word mis-spelt. Towards the bottom of the verse, the correct version says "FRIENDSHIPS", whilst this new error silk has "FREINDSHIPS" instead:
sb1992 - The last rose of summer (with music) [including error silk] (excellent quality image)

 
  Stevens Hands Across The Sea postcards The following are new images and versions added for the first time to the HATS catalogue:
sh744g - SS Philadelphia: Great Britain/USA - (2 men's hands; tassel above each flag & behind hands) - version with red tassles (excellent quality image)
sh1078 - RMS Saxonia: USA/Ireland (harp only at left) - (man's & woman's hand; tassel only behind hands) (excellent quality image)
sh242 - SS Northland: Great Britain/Canadian - (man's & woman's hand; tassel only behind hands) (excellent quality image)

Whilst the following are new images added for the first time to titles already recorded in the catalogue:
sh871 - RMS Arabic: Portugal (Kingdom of)/USA - (man's & woman's hand; tassel above each flag & behind hands) (excellent quality image)
sh1012 - SS Arabic: USA/Ireland (harp only at left) - (man's & woman's hand; tassel only behind hands) (excellent quality image)
sh1180 - SS Arabic: USA/Norway - (man's & woman's hand; tassel above each flag & beyond each sleeve) (excellent quality image)
sh172 - RMS Ivernia: Great Britain/Canadian - (man's & woman's hand; tassel only behind hands) (excellent quality image)
sh1276 - RMS Mauretania: USA/Scotland - (man's & woman's hand; tassel above each flag & beyond each sleeve) (excellent quality image)

 
  Bollans Bookmarks The following is a new title, with image, added for the first time to the Bollans bookmark catalogue:
obo671 - TO MY MOTHER / (lily flowers) / How often dear . . (excellent quality image)
 
  Welch & Lenton Bookmarks The following are new titles, with images, added for the first time to the W&L bookmark catalogue:
owe482 - May you have a happy birthday and many of them (excellent quality image)
owe727 - WITH BEST WISHES / (white lily flowers) / Think truly, and . . (excellent quality image)
 
  W.H. Grant Bookmarks The following are new titles, with images, added for the first time to the Grant bookmark catalogue:
gb678 - Grover Cleveland / Democratic Candidate / {unknown date} (excellent quality image)
gb2159 - (ornate pattern) / Souvenir woven in the Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893 / (building) / Administration Building (excellent quality image)

There has long been recorded a Grant bookmark relating to Cleveland's 1888 Presidential Election campaign. There also exists an almost identical 1892 campaign bookmark, although this one was NOT made by Grant. The weaver was infact J.A. Moon. For comparison purposes though, the Moon version has been recorded along side the GRANT 1888 version:
gb680 - Grover Cleveland / Democratic Candidate / 1888 / White House (excellent quality image)

 
  W.H. Grant Pictures The following title is for the Grant 1926 calendar, although as noted in an existing record, Godden has this title as the 1925 calendar:
gt226 - Calendar 1926 - THINKING (excellent quality image)
 
  W.H. Grant Portraits The following new addition has no printed words on the card matt, although the actual silk portrait of Buller is recorded several times in the Grant catalogue:
go125 - Buller, Sir Redvers, (no printing on card matt) (excellent quality image)

Whilst the following is a new black & white image of a previously un-recorded title:
go27 - Souvenir of the South African War, 1899 - 1900 (comprising portraits of the four Empire Makers, being Major-General Baden Powell, Field Marshal Lord Roberts, V.C., Sir Redvers Buller V.C., and Lord Kitchener of Khartoum) (black & white image)

 
  J. & J. Cash Bookmarks The following are new images added for the first time to titles already recorded:
cash-bm0118 - 50 / 1962 - 2012 (Coventry Cathedral 50th Anniversary) (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0188 - But Hunca Munca had a frugal mind (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0321 - George Fentham Endowed School 2000 (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0276 - The Past, Present, And Future (Coventry Transport Museum) (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0732 - Worthing West Sussex (reasonable quality image)
 
 
13 March 2022 Stevens Bookmarks The following is a new title and image added for the first time to the catalogue:
sb2206 - To a dear friend / Sweet and peaceful (excellent quality image)
 
  J. & J. Cash Bookmarks Pete Cave has very kindly given me permission to reproduce the following Cash's bookmark images from his excellent web site: J & J Cash Ltd - Archive of Pete Cave - Design:
cash-bm0109 - {no words - Sun Moon and Stars} (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0336 - Greetings from the Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0346 - Harrods (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0352 - Heathcote Books (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0356 - Heaven Bless You on your golden wedding anniversary (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0385 - Jemima Puddle-duck - 3 images, pink check background (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0482 - Padre Pio of Pietrelcina 25th May 1887 / 23rd September 1968 (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0491 - Peter Rabbit - 3 images, blue check background (excellent quality image)
Whilst the following two donations from Pete were also new titles added to the catalogue. Both were probably made in America:
cash-bm0771 - Washington BiCentennial Book Mark 1732 - 1932 / All Good Wishes (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0772 - Washington BiCentennial Book Mark 1732 - 1932 / This Book Belongs To (excellent quality image)

The following is a new title, with image, added for the first time to the CASH'S bookmark catalogue:
cash-bm0755 - Dorridge W.I. 1948-1998 (excellent quality image)

Whilst the following are new images added for the first time to titles already recorded:
cash-bm0064 - {no words - Gerbera} (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0131 - Alberta - wild roses (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0281 - Coventry School Bablake original foundation 1344 (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0287 - Cymru Wales (map in centre) (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0351 - Heart of England 1967 - 1997 Doll & Toy Club (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0550 - Ryton-on-Dunsmore CE First School 1974 - 1996 (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0720 - Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0301 - England (Card with attached mini-bookmark:) (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0379 - Ireland (Card with attached mini-bookmark:) (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0355 - Heaven Bless You on your silver wedding anniversary (The Enesco Precious Moments collection) (excellent quality image)
cash-bm0514 - Punch Magazine (excellent quality image)

 
  J. & J. Cash Greetings Cards The following are new titles and images added for the first time to the Cash's Greetings Cards catalogue:
cash-card0380 - 18 with ice cream (excellent quality image)
cash-card0359 - New Baby: Boy (excellent quality image)
cash-card0377 - Sun and stars (excellent quality image)
cash-card0376 - Teddy bear with presents (excellent quality image)
cash-card0360 - Ballerina (hippopotamus) (excellent quality image)
cash-card0379 - Blue & Black butterfly (excellent quality image)
cash-card0375 - City Of Coventry Fire Brigade (excellent quality image)
cash-card0361 - Coventry 1940 - 1990 / forward in friendship (excellent quality image)
cash-card0386 - Coventry Cathedral - St. Michael & devil (excellent quality image)
cash-card0363 - Three Old Arches (excellent quality image)
cash-card0378 - Persian lovers (Omar Khayyàm) (excellent quality image)
cash-card0392 - Toadstools in landscape (excellent quality image)
cash-card0365 - Paddington bear - golf (excellent quality image)
cash-card0366 - Paddington bear - soccer (excellent quality image)
cash-card0367 - Paddington bear - tennis (excellent quality image)
cash-card0362 - Tractor (excellent quality image)
cash-card0387 - The Houses of Parliament (excellent quality image)
 
cash-card0382 - Peter Rabbit - portrait (excellent quality image)
cash-card0383 - Peter Rabbit's family (excellent quality image)
cash-card0384 - Kitty In Boots (excellent quality image)
cash-card0385 - Peter Rabbit - Happy Birthday (woven words) (excellent quality image)

Whilst the following new images have been added to titles already recorded in the catalogue:
cash-card0126 - Children on swing (excellent quality image)
cash-card0127 - Children singing (excellent quality image)
cash-card0158 - Animal Kingdom (reasonable quality image)
cash-card0183 - Tawny Owl - in moonlight (excellent quality image)
cash-card0186 - Monarch butterfly (excellent quality image)
cash-card0197 - Burnet Rose (excellent quality image)
cash-card0217 - Primrose (yellow with purple flowers) (excellent quality image)

 
  J. & J. Cash Pictures The following new picture titles and images have been added to the CASH'S catalogue for the first time:
cash-picture0401 - Green Birdwing butterfly & red flowers (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0404 - Columbus Leaving Spain & Landing of Columbus (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0402 - Iris (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0403 - Coventry Cathedral, 1940 (John Piper) (excellent quality image)

Whilst these are new images added for the first time to titles already recorded:
cash-picture0107 - Victorian Flowers - II (Chrysanthemum, Viola & Tagetes) (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0103 - Pheasant & Grouse (excellent quality image)
cash-picture0117 - Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A. (excellent quality image)

 
  J. & J. Cash Other Items A number of new titles and multiple images has been added to the CASH'S Gift Tag section of the catalogue:
cash-other0017 - General subjects (multiple images) (excellent quality image)
cash-other0018 - Christmas selection (multiple images) (excellent quality image)
cash-other0019 - Special Anniversaries (multiple images) (excellent quality image)
 
  Other Weavers The following SILKMARK title, with image, is newly recorded, and has been added to the catalogue for the first time:
osi18 - London (excellent quality image)
Whilst the following image has been added for the first time to a title already recorded:
osi12 - A Good book is the best of friends (excellent quality image)

And the following BERISFORD image is added for the first time to a bookmark title already recorded in the catalogue:
obe240 - Centennial Statue of Liberty (excellent quality image)

And the following CALDICOTT title, with image, has been added for the first time to a bookmark catalogue:
oca46 - Bookmark: We praise thee O God (no lines) (excellent quality image)

And images have been added to the following SPURCROFT titles:
osc26 - Macclesfield School of Art (excellent quality image)
osc30 - Borough of Macclesfield crest (excellent quality image)

 
 


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