Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

Who is Gerald Sattin and Alexander Crum Ewing? I recently purchased this book and I seen a little note on the first page.


TheRedPen
 Share

Recommended Posts

I recently picked up this book and I was quite surprised to see this little note to Gerald Sattin. Any direction as to who they are?

WhatsApp Image 2022-05-20 at 6.39.00 PM.jpeg

WhatsApp Image 2022-05-20 at 6.39.06 PM.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 3
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • andyr7

    1

  • inkstainedruth

    1

  • Wahl

    1

  • TheRedPen

    1

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

Well, I did a quick Google dive for the both and couldn't find any info about the author beyond the fact that he wrote the book (although he does seem to have the same name as some 19th (?) century MP in the UK.  As for the guy who he autographed the book to?  Apparently the owner of a self-named a second-hand store in the UK and possibly a noted stamp collector.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

 

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Alex Crum Ewing was in charge of pen sales for Bonhams London auction house during the 1990s. When Bonhams stopped their regular quarterly pen sales, he moved on to build up similar sales at other UK auction houses in the early 2000s. Eventually I seem to remember hearing that he had given up the world of pens to become a chef.

 

Bonhams magnificent illustrated auction catalogues of this era are one of the lesser known but extremely useful pen history research resources, especially for higher end pens.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 5/27/2022 at 11:20 AM, andyr7 said:

Alex Crum Ewing was in charge of pen sales for Bonhams London auction house during the 1990s. When Bonhams stopped their regular quarterly pen sales, he moved on to build up similar sales at other UK auction houses in the early 2000s. Eventually I seem to remember hearing that he had given up the world of pens to become a chef.

 

Bonhams magnificent illustrated auction catalogues of this era are one of the lesser known but extremely useful pen history research resources, especially for higher end pens.

 

Thank you @andyr7, I was quite sure I was familiar with the name, I just could not place it !

 

I had quite a collection of Bonhams catalogues, which I eventually got rid of, because of space issues, and now regret having done that :(

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share








×
×
  • Create New...