VARIATION IN STYLE ... AN ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE FOR ALL TASTES!
Here you see a significant variation in the style of modern armorial bookplates. Whilst colour is an obvious advantage in heraldry, black and white line drawing (pen & ink), still has a strong following, as seen in this lovely plate (shown alongside). Artist (the late) D. Erdean Ivall has chosen to include a charming medieval scene with arch and oak leaf border. The advantage of colour is seen in the Scottish heraldic style plate (above) and Continental design (below). The plate (below left) has be designed and produced by Jim McCready to celebrate the achievements of aviator "Grid" Caldwell during WW1.
The different styles of plate here show just how versatile an heraldic bookplate can be. From a simple black and white or coloured image of a coat of arms with name and caption, to a professionally designed pictorial masterpiece!
The Arms shown on this bookplate are of the owner and bookplate collector .... Joseph Nicolas Kohn, Luxembourg.