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An ownership label, usually placed inside front cover. Also Book Plate. Many have become collectible due to the designer or owner; others actually lower the value of books printed in the last 50 or so years, especially book plates that can be commonly purchased in batches of 50 or 100 with a space left for the owner’s name to be penciled or inked-in.

The first image offers a sampling of bookplates. The second image shows examples of armorial plates. Generally these were used to show family origins. The last image shows bookplates from two famous authors -- Jack and Charmian London.

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