[Broadside napkin]: Souvenir in Commemoration of The Opening of Mitcham Fair, Monday August 12th, 1918

London: Printer S. Burgess, 1918.

Price: $200.00

Softcover. Souvenir broadside napkin. Approximately 14" x 14". Printed in black with a central image of a fair with a floral border in pale purple.Contemporarily mounted on salmon-colored cardstock. Small tears and faint bleed through from glue used in mounting, considerable foxing, good or a little better. Announcement of a town fair.

Souvenir napkins survive to some degree, but seldom in nice condition, because of the thin material and because they were usually stored folded. We acquired a few napkins where the owner had the forethought to mount them, probably almost immediately. This one is more elaborately printed than most. Unsurprisingly, *OCLC* locates no copies, and indeed only seven individual items by this printer, each represented in a single example but for one, with two copies.


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[Broadside napkin]: Souvenir in Commemoration of The Opening of Mitcham Fair, Monday August 12th, 1918