£ 200.00

A good collection of 42 mostly 19th century Scottish watchpapers, all different.

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The watchmakers are: Thos HAMILTON, Motherwell; David KIDDIE, Glasgow; John McLEOD, Aberdeen; James WILSON, Aberdeen; J R & W LAING, Glasgow; Alexr PROCTER, Tarland;  James RANKIN, Kilmarnock; James DUKE, Glasgow; R MORRISON, Glasgow; Jas CHALMERS, Glasgow; David KELT; Girvan; Thomas HARVEY, Lanark; James CRIGHTON, Glasgow; ESPIE & ARTHUR, Glasgow; John BLAIN, East Kilbride; REID & TODD, Glasgow; Robert PARKER, Bellshill; R M RENNIE, Alexandria; Thomas McNEIL, Greenock; MORRISON Bros, Newmains; Alexr BRECKENRIDGE & Son, Kilmarnock; James DUNCAN, Paisley; William BROWN, Glasgow; D McLENNAN, Forres; J LITTLE, Annan; Jas SIMPSON, Glasgow; John C SHANKS, Bathgate; David HARLEY, Dunfermline; J CAMERON & Son, Kilmarnock; A G DUNCAN, Aberdeen; James NICOLSON, Falkirk; William RILEY, Glasgow; P WILSON & Son, Keith; Andw DEMPSTER, Maud; A ALEXANDER, Elgin; Jno GIBSON, Beith; Hugh CONNELL, Glasgow; James NICOL, Cowdenbeath; James THOMSON, Dumfries; Jas CAMERON, Dundee; John BROWN, Kilmarnock; and William LITHGOW, Kirkmuirhill.

NB: I am not sure of the holdings of such material in Scottish museums but this collection must rate as one of the largest in private hands. It is the ideal basis for forming what could be a larger regional collection, and is certainly worthy of national museum attention - I add images of a few of the more interesting papers.

For more information on these fascinating miniature tradecards, see the short note in my website Glossary, and my illustrated article on 'Watchpapers' in the April 2001 issue of Antique Collecting.

All used, four with some loss (included at no cost), all readable.