Paper

Welcome to our rare paper collection!

We have a stock of a few thousand sheets of antique & vintage blank paper from the 15th to the early 20th century, mostly with watermarks.

Very interesting material for paper historians, collectors, artists, education and book restoration.

We have some very large blank sheets for artists who want to work on antique high quality paper, the same papers as used by famous artists like Constable, Rossetti, Gainsborough, Turner, van Gogh and the other Impressionists, etc.

Some paper is sold per sheet and some as a collection.

For book restoration purposes we can, in many cases, match a sample for you. Also when a page of a book is missing we can make a print on matching paper.

We have more paper than shown on this website. If you are looking for something particular, then please contact us and let us know what you are looking for.

Of course we are also interested in buying paper collections!


Highlights

Wove paper
45 sheets of identical wove blank paper sheets.
Quite thin, ca. 60 grs.s. 19th century. Size: c. 39 x 27,5 cm. On some sheets very faint shadows of prints.
€ 110,00 View
Wendelin Riehel
Set of two large sheets of laid paper of which one sheet with watermark Shield with a fleur-de-lis, surmounted by a crown, above the numeral 4 and the letters WR (for Wendelin Riehel). 17th Century
Sheet size 45 x 30 cm. Some sheets have waterstains along the top edge. Several sets available (42).
€ 45,00 View
Samshuijzen, Jelle
Catalogue of a collection of 225 old watermarks 15th - 19th Century
Wageningen, Rockingstone, 2018. Softcover, oblong, 99 pp. 29 x 20,5 cm. With a description of each sheet with back-lit pictures of all the watermarks and a CD-Rom with all the files of the pictures of the watermarks. A large part was made by Dutch papermills, but also by English, French, German and Portugese papermills. covering the period 15th - 19th century. Some names: Honig, Blauw, Pannekoek, Pieter van der Ley, van Gelder, Koning & Desjardin, Proost, Wendelin Richel, Vierevant, Gerrevink,…
€ 195,00 View
Samshuijzen, Jelle
Catalogue of a collection of 225 old watermarks 15th - 19th Century
Wageningen, Rockingstone, 2018. Softcover, oblong, 99 pp. 29 x 20,5 cm. With a description of each sheet with back-lit pictures of all the watermarks and a CD-Rom with all the files of the pictures of the watermarks. A large part was made by Dutch papermills, but also by English, French, German and Portugese papermills. covering the period 15th - 19th century. Some names: Honig, Blauw, Pannekoek, Pieter van der Ley, van Gelder, Koning & Desjardin, Proost, Wendelin Richel, Vierevant, Gerrevink,…
€ 49,50 View
Paper making mould
Mould with watermark 4 times "Suriname" and 4 times "1937"
In oak frame with brass fittings. Size ca. 58 x 41 cm.
€ 275,00 View
Pannekoek
Very large large folded sheet of blank laid paper, Watermark GWP
Second half of 18th century. Made in the center of Holland, the "Veluwe" by the Pannekoek family. Sheet size unfolded 720 x 620 mm. Folded sheet, no sewing holes in the middle. Quite course paper. Ca. 200 grs. Several sheets available (8) Please note that the pictures of the watermarks and structure of the paper do not represent the true colour of the paper as they were made with a lightsource behind the paper and manipulated to get a clear picture.
€ 35,00 View
Pannekoek, W W & H
17 identical blank sheets of laid paper with watermark W W& H Pannekoek,
Sheet size: ca. 31 x 20 cm. Nice clean sheets. ¶ The Pannekoek-papermill on the Veluwe (In the centre of the Netherlands) existed already in the 17th century. This paper was produced in the first quarter of the 19th century. (see Churchill, Watermarks).
€ 125,00 View
Paper making mould
Mould with watermark "Suriname" and "1929"
In oak frame with brass fittings. Size ca. 65,5 x 51,5 cm. Initials C K stamped in the wooden frame.
€ 275,00 View
Paper making mould
Mould with watermark "Curaçao" twice and "1930" twice
In oak frame with brass fittings. Size ca. 96 x 39 cm.
€ 275,00 View
Paper making mould
Mould with watermark "Suriname" twice and "1937" twice
In oak frame with brass fittings. Size ca. 92 x 38 cm.
€ 275,00 View
Marbled paper
Collection of 8 identical large antique marbled paper sheets
Sheet size ca. 57 x 44 cm. Ca. 1900.
€ 95,00 View
Laid paper
Collection of 50 sheets of blank laid paper with "Neder" on one sheet and "landen"on the counter sheet
Sheet size: ca. 31 x 20 cm. Slight vertical fold in the middle of the sheets. Some of these folds have some dirt on them, but that can be erased easily. Some sheets have a handwritten page number. Several sets available (5) .
€ 150,00 View
Laid paper
Collection of 50 sheets of blank laid paper with "Nederl" on one sheet and "anden"on the counter sheet ansd some extra watermarks of single letters like C, B, K or S
Sheet size: ca. 30,5 x 21 cm. Slight vertical fold in the middle of the sheets. Some of these folds have some dirt on them, but that can be erased easily. Some sheets have a handwritten page number. Several sets available (5) .
€ 150,00 View
Laid paper
Collection of 50 sheets of blank laid paper with "Neder" on one sheet and "landen"on the counter sheet. With different watermarks of years around 1850.
Sheet size: ca. 31 x 20 cm. Slight vertical fold in the middle of the sheets. Some of these folds have some dirt on them, but that can be erased easily. Several sets available (7) .
€ 150,00 View
Laid paper
Large blank sheet of laid paper. No watermark.
Quite thin paper. Size ca. 40 x 51 cm. Second half 18th century. Hardly visible fold in the middle. Please note that the pictures of the watermarks and structure of the paper do not represent the true colour of the paper as they were made with a lightsource behind the paper and manipulated to get a clear picture.¶ Several sheets available (20)
€ 15,00 View
Heawood, Edward
Watermarks, Mainly of the 17th and 18th Centuries
The Paper Publication Society . Hilversum, 1950, 533 pp. Half-leather. First edition. Size: 32×26 cm. Volume 1 from the series Monumenta chartæ papyraceæ historiam illustrantia, or collection of works and documents illustrating the history of paper. Limited edition of 300 numbered copies. This is nr. 19. Including brochure and signed with compliments card. Some foxing, but in general in very nice condition.
€ 435,00 View
Burghoff Magnee & Cnie
Set of 2 blank sheets of laid paper with watermark Unicorn: on one sheet and Burghoff Magnee & Cnie on the other sheet
Sheet size 37 x 21 cm. Ca. 1840. Nice clean sheets ¶ Burghoff Magnee & Cnie based in Roermond in the south of the Netherlands was in 1834 the first paper mill in the Netherlands to use a mechanised papermaking machine. On the other hand they were quite conservative: they refused to use wood for papermaking, making their paper more expensive than their competitors, which led to their closure in 1883. Please note that the pictures of the watermarks and structure of the paper do not represent…
€ 40,00 View
Blauw, D & C
Set of 2 folded sheets of blank laid paper with watermark D & C Blauw with counter watermark.
Unfolded sheet size ca. 42,5 x 26,5 cm. Several sets available (12). Fold in the middle of the sheets with some binding holes. Second half 18th Century. ¶ The name de Blauw derives from an imortant family of Dutch papermakers who began making paper in 1621. The papermakers founded by Dirk and Cornelis Blauw operated five wind-powered papermills in the Zaanstreek province of North Holland, and survived for over 250 years under many names. D & C Blauw was very well known for their quality. …
€ 60,00 View
Blue Laid paper
Very large sheets of blue laid paper. No watermarks
Sheet size 63 x 43 cm. Some slight folds and some foxing. 18th Century. Several sheets available (70).
€ 25,00 View
Blauw, D & C
Collection of 14 identical sheets of blank laid paper with watermark D & C Blauw
Sheet size: 31 x 19 cm. 18th Century. ¶ The name de Blauw derives from an imortant family of Dutch papermakers who began making paper in 1621. The papermakers founded by Dirk and Cornelis Blauw operated five wind-powered papermills in the Zaanstreek province of North Holland, and survived for over 250 years under many names. D & C Blauw was very well known for their quality.
€ 145,00 View
Blauw, D & C
Very large blank laid paper sheets with watermark "D. & C. Blauw IV"
18th century. ca. 72 x 48 cm., watermark "D. & C. Blauw IV" (variant of Churchill 194), Some waterstains in inner and in lower margin. Several sheets available (40) ¶ The name de Blauw derives from an imortant family of Dutch papermakers who began making paper in 1621. The papermakers founded by Dirk and Cornelis Blauw operated five wind-powered papermills in the Zaanstreek province of North Holland, and survived for over 250 years under many names. D & C Blauw was very well known for their…
€ 40,00 View
Album
Red leather album with blank paper.
25 leaves of cardboard paper. ca. 1850. 36 x 27 cm. Initials in gold on the front cover: BAP. 3 leaves seem to have been taken out.Traces of use on the binding. Some foxing on the first few leaves.
€ 145,00 View