1937?  Paper bookmark "Äsop" from Olleschau, "Das Beste von Allem!"  Lesezeichen Nr. 601.  With verso offering information on his life and work.  5½" x 2¼".  €9 from Bartko-Reher, July, '21.

My, a collection of over 600 bookmarks!  Olleschau seems to have been a producer of cigarette papers.  This series was published apparently between 1936 and 1938.  I have guessed therefore at a date of 1937.  What a strange thing to find!  Aesop gets around!


1980 A turtle jogger bookmark with the saying "Go for it!" Antioch Bookplate Co.

There is no hare here, but even the number given to this runner (2) suggests a head-to-head competition.

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 1992 Embroidered cloth bookmark by Sheila Janofsky, featuring grapes on an arbor and the saying: "If the fox had a good book to read..."

Sheila's work is an excellent example of the wonderful things I have received from students during and after fable courses. Might Sheila someday visit this site and find her work?

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2019 Bookmarks of Erlesenes Bookshop in Vienna.  Three bookmarks, gifts of Erlesenes, August, '19.

Visiting this bookshop was one of the most refreshing of my fable-seeking adventures.  I noticed online an unusual volume that they were offering: "A Bölcs Esopusnak" in Hungarian from 1943.  I found their bookshop -- it was not easy -- and was immediately struck by the FG symbol at the doorway.  This bookshop is a search for the exquisite grapes of literature!  Their advertising is consistent with their brand, and so I have a business card as well as these three bookmarks.  There is also an incident connected with my visit there.  The manager could not find the book and at last remembered that it might be in the "Lager," since she had worked on the volume.  She found it!  Victory!  The exquisite possessed!

2020?  Page mark with illustration of FC.  $14.98 from La Fee Bulleuse, Besancon, France, through Ebay, Dec., '20.

Fine work typical of Etsy craftspersons.  This is our first bookmark with a cabochon!