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

Russian
Sheet blank laid paper with big Russian watermark
Sheet size: ca. 295 x 210 mm. Greenish colour. In good condition.
€ 75,00 View
Blauw, D & C
Large blank double sheet folded. Heavy laid paper. Watermarks: D & C Blauw + Strasburg Lily + 736.
Sheet size (unfolded): ca. 665 x 495 mm. Second half 18th century. Small holes in the fold. Several sheets available (24). Very nice condition. ¶ The name De Erven 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.…
€ 95,00 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
Van Gelder Zonen
Een woord over nieuwe grondstoffen voor papier met monsters van de proeven geleverd op de Algemeene Tentoonstelling van Nederlandsche Nijverheid en Kunst gehouden te Amsterdam in het Paleis voor Volksvlijt 1866
11 pp. and 8 folding blank sheets of samples different sorts of laid paper made with different materials, with watermarks. Size sheets: 41 x 32,5 cm. Size booklet: 22 x 18 cm. Condition: Owners signature in pencil on the first page. The back is damaged. The interior is nice and clean. A treatise on the use of new materials for making paper with 8 samples of experiments. ¶ Very rare. Worldcat shows only 10 libraries worldwide that hold a copy.
€ 275,00 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
Hunter, Dard
Blank sheet of wove paper with a large chiaroscuro watermark portrait of Dard Hunter and a counter watermark "Dard Hunter".
Size ca. 29,5 x 21,5 cm. Folded once. Single sheet of white mould-made wove paper carrying a large chiaroscuro watermark of Dard Hunter as a young man with his name in his Viennese lettering style. Deckled edges. Condition: Fine. ¶ Made by Dard Hunter himself. The mould was made in 1913 by W. Green, Son and Waite from a wax portrait by Paul Couvez after the now famous photograph by Clara Johnson.
€ 425,00 View
Pannekoek, N
Blank sheet of laid paper with watermark: Vryheyt with N Pannekoek underneath
Sheet size: ca. 255 x 375 mm. With beatifull big watermark N. Pannekoek. Very nice condition. 19th century ¶ Several sheets available (8)
€ 75,00 View
Garden of Holland or Maid of Dort
Blank folded sheet of laid paper with watermark Garden of Holland + countermark
Unfolded sheet size: ca. 344 x 420 mm. Condition: stitching holes in the middle, else nice clean paper. ¶ Several sheets available (37)
€ 35,00 View
Whatman, James
Album with heavy wove paper. Some watermarks: Whatman Turkey Mill 1834.
Contains.57 blank sheets. Oblong. Maroon leather binding with guilt stamping. Size ca. 35 x 23 cm, Condition: Some wear, stains and scratches on the binding, Some small stains on the edges of the front endpapers. Some loose leaves. The paper is in good condition. ¶ James Whatman, the man generally credited as the inventor of wove paper, which he developed in the mid 1750s at the request of printer William Baskerville, who wanted a more even surface to print on than the laid papers available…
€ 475,00 View
Marbled paper
A collection of antique marbled paper. Containing 49 sheets of 18th and 19th century marbled paper.
Mounted on Yearling Classics Naturel B1 250 grs. paper. (Same paper as the portfolio itself). Size 280 x 370 mm.. A piece of marbled paper is mounted on the front cover of the portfolio. The marbled papers are fixed on the Yearling paper with the top corners stuck with small pieces of archive quality Filmoplast P90.
€ 495,00 View
A Collection of watermarks
A collection of 225 watermarks on 190 blank paper sheets 15th - 19th Century
A unique collection 225 old watermarks on 190 blank paper sheets of which 28 sheets are folded. Boxed in an 18th Century vellum ledger binding, size 52 x 35 x 7 cm. The paper sheets are inserted in Archival Polyester Pockets Non-yellowing and inert, glass-clear museum standard polyester 50 micron 430mm x 307mm. Included is a printed catalogue of 99 pages 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…
€ 14500,00 View
Wove paper
A collection of 100 assorted blank wove paper sheets
19th Century. Size up to ca. 43 x 27 cm.
€ 195,00 View