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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2013 17:19    Post subject: Re: Mineral labels as art ;)  

Speaking of lovely handwriting; here is a label from the former Folch Collection for an Anglesite I acquired. It was also accompanied by a note card. I only know one person in my circle of acquaintances who can do this today. His handwriting is fantastic. Looks like the specimen was acquired originally in 1921.


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PostPosted: Sep 21, 2014 05:21    Post subject: Re: Mineral labels as art ;)  

I created some new collages:

The first one is a small frame (20 x 30 cm) with some nice labels, it stands on a board in the living room. The other one is a larger frame (55 x 45 cm) that shows some old mineral illustrations together with labels from my collection that somehow match with the specimens. This one was finished yesterday and now hangs in my office.



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PostPosted: Sep 21, 2014 17:28    Post subject: Re: Mineral labels as art ;)  

I have an uneasy feeling that this is all a bit like collecting bus tickets or postage stamps...but then I'm a philistine!
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PostPosted: Sep 22, 2014 02:06    Post subject: Re: Mineral labels as art ;)  

colin robinson wrote:
I have an uneasy feeling that this is all a bit like collecting bus tickets or postage stamps...but then I'm a philistine!

So what? I think everyone is free to collect whatever he or she wants, even if it's tickets or stamps. We should not judge people for that; others may shake their heads at us for collecting rocks ...

And you should not forget that some labels are worth much more than some minerals, just think of some really old ones with prominent previous owners. It's the same with the postage stamps you mentioned deprecatingly: There are some that are highly valuable, so why shouldn't someone collect them?!

However, this thread is not about collecting labels, it is about making artwork or decoration with them ;)
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