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COLLECTIBLE BOOKMARKS

We have two different pages for collectible bookmarks, 
please make your choice:

Vintage Collectible Bookmarks  (you are here now)   | or |    Modern Collectible Bookmarks



Mirage Bookmark offers here some old and rare or new and otherwise collectible bookmarks of exceptional relevance 
for bookmark collectors and for lovers of beautiful bookmarks.


The prices differ according to the rarity, popularity and the condition of the bookmarks.

Some of the bookmarks are remaining pieces from our production in a limited quantity and which will not be produced again
- some of them are very  rare and highly collectible pieces which had been produced for a certain event in commission of a third party.


All bookmarks come in an elegant gift card, so they are ready to give gifts for extraordinary occasions.

Please note that we can also enclose a personal note from you, if you intend to send the bookmarks as a gift
to somebody else. Just write your the text of your note to:
mail@miragebookmark.ch

  All prices include free worldwide priority airmail shipping.
No other taxes or fees - our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

ATTENTION: We are currently selling our huge collection of vintage bookmarks by and by on this page. You may have seen some
of them on this website: there are real beauties among them and very rare pieces. Stay tuned and don't miss the interesting offers.



"I received the bookmarks today and I am very happy with them. The quality is outstanding and they will make beautiful small gifts for
friends. I was also impressed with the prompt service and will have no hesitation in recommending your company and and products." 
Helma B., Whyalla - South Australia
   

                   

  
                  
       
ADVERTISING BOOKMARK (font & back) FOR AU BON MARCHE (possibly 1920/1930s)
Au Bon Marche was founded in 1852 in Paris by Aristide Boucicaut and was the very first department store of the world,
revolutionising the retail store concept in several ways. The company issued a huge range of advertising material, among
others also beatiful trade cards and bookmarks. - Very rare bookmark

  
double-sided print on cardboard - 14.4 cm  - some discolouration and a crease on right back, otherwise good condition

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 

 

    US$ 25.00 per bookmark | price includes free priority airmail shipment worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

    

  
              
   
OLD RELIABLE COFFEE BOOKMARK FROM 1915 WITH SIGNED ILLUSTRATION BY HAMILTON KING
Picture shows front & back of the bookmark. Bookmark is signed with "Hamilton King 1914" on the front.
Hamilton King (1871-1952) was a very popular artist, his pretty woman illustrations graced magazine covers,
advertising, sheet music, calendars, post cards and cigarette cards. See more art by him at:
www.americanartarchives.com/king,h.htm - In 1965 The Hamilton King Award was established and is presented
annually for the best illustration by the Society of Illustrators.

Extremely rare and interesting bookmark in excellent condition.
 
double-sided print on card - 13 cm - condition is excellent

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 

 

    US$ 45.00 per bookmark | price includes free priority airmail shipment worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

     

  
                  
       
SET OF 3 ADVERTISING BOOKMARKS OF THE VIENNA HEALTH INSURANCE CO. 1930s
WIENER WECHSELSEITIGE KRANKENVERSICHERUNG
Beautifully illustrated bookmarks showing leisure activities - rare to find 
Back side is printed with simple text
  
double-sided print on card - 14.5 cm  - some slight creases, one edge discolouration on back, otherwise condition good

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 

 

    US$ 28.00 per set of 3 bookmarks | price includes free priority airmail shipment worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

                     

  
                  
       
GILDED ART DECO BOOKMARK FROM SWITZERLAND 1920s
ADVERTISING TWO COMPANIES FROM GENEVA (front & back)
The company Grands Magasins Badan in Geneva was a cloth merchant supplying leading fashion houses in
Europe. This company doesn't exist anymore. The still existing business Naville & Co. is a press distribution
agency with over 1200 points of sale in Romandy (the French speaking part of Switzerland). It can be guessed
that these bookmarks were produced in order of the house Badan and were distributed to public as a free
giveaway for customers of the Naville & Co., who had much more walk-in customers as Badan. 
Extremely rare and elegant bookmark - Lithography by F. de Siebenthal & Co. 

  
double-sided print on coloured card - 17 cm  - condition very good

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 

 

    US$ 50.00 per bookmark | price includes free priority airmail shipment worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

    

  
              
  


Set of 2 elegant WATERMAN / JIF BOOKMARKS (front & back) from 1929-1935 
Waterman Patrician fountain pen was introduced in 1929 and it was the first Waterman pen to receive a model
name instead of a number. What made the Patrician a great pen was its construction quality: it required more
than 300 handcrafted operations and was produced in relatively small numbers, not on a high-speed
assembly line
(courtesy of richardpens.com).
 
double-sided print on cardboard - 17.5 cm  - some creases, edge wear, and discolouration - condition good / very good

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 

 

    US$ 60.00 per set of 2 bookmarks | price includes free priority airmail shipment worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

          

  
   
    

Set of 2 Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Advertising Bookmarks (front & back) from 1927-1937
The age of the bookmarks can be narrowed to the period 1927-1937 as the imaged telephone,
a Bell 102 & 103 series, was produced in that time slot according to oldphonestore.com
Rare to find bookmarks and valuable documents reflecting the fashion and design of an era. 

  
diecut card with punched pageclip - 14.3 cm  - two slight cereases, condition very good

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 

 

    US$ 60.00 per set of 2 bookmarks | price includes free priority airmail shipment worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

      

  
   
 


Set of 2 Nos Gloires Trade Cards No.161 & No. 176 from Belgium (1949-1960)
Trade cards are one of the most frequently used non-bookmark categories employed as bookmark substitutes.
The trade card series Nos Gloires was published between 1949 and 1960 by the Belgian publishing house
Artis Historia and include 534 paintings by the artist Jean-Léon Huens who illuminated the history of Belgium
in strikingly expressive paintings beginning with the Prehistory and ending with the wedding of Baudouin and
Fabiola in 1960. The trade cards are today very popular collector's items. 

The pictures show:
No. 161 (left): The marriage of Marguerite de Maele and Philippe le Hardi in 1369
No. 176 (right): Portrait of Nicolas Rolin, Chancellor of Burgundy

  
stiff card - reverse side display infos about the series and the picture on the front side - 14.3 cm  - condition very good

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 

 

    US$ 12.00 per set of 2 trade cards | price includes free priority airmail shipment worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

      

  
   
 

Set of 2 Nos Gloires Trade Cards No.170 & No. 195 from Belgium (1949-1960)
Trade cards are one of the most frequently used non-bookmark categories employed as bookmark substitutes.
The trade card series Nos Gloires was published between 1949 and 1960 by the Belgian publishing house
Artis Historia and include 534 paintings by the artist Jean-Léon Huens who illuminated the history of Belgium
in strikingly expressive paintings beginning with the Prehistory and ending with the wedding of Baudouin and
Fabiola in 1960. The trade cards are today very popular collector's items. 

The pictures show:
No. 170 (left): Burgundian Soldiers
No. 195 (right): Philippe the Handsome & Jeanne la Folle (Joanna of Castile, called the Mad)

  
stiff card - reverse side display infos about the series and the picture on the front side - 14.3 cm  - condition very good

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 

 

    US$ 12.00 per set of 2 trade cards | price includes free priority airmail shipment worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

                          

  
   


Set of 2 Edwardian Postcard Bookmarks with Stage Artists Shipped in Torquay, UK, in 1904
The postcard bookmarks with Marie Studholme and Lionel Rignold were produced by
Raphael Tuck & Sons, publishers to Their Majesties - Bookmarker Series No.1
  
stiff card - 14.2 cm  - condition very good

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 


    

 

    US$ 18.00 per set of 2 bookmarks | price includes free priority airmail shipment worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

            

  
                       
 

GILDED & LITHOGRAPHED RELIGIOUS CARD ST. BARBARA BY KOPPE IN PRAG FROM AROUND 1900
Extremely rare and beautiful image in outstanding multicolour lithography
unfortunately picture cannot do justice to the fine gold gloss of the card
The company Koppe in Prag has produced some of the most exquisite and sought-after religious cards.
religious cards are most-frequently used non-bookmarks substituting bookmarks in Bibles and other religious books 
   one-sided print on paper - 12 cm - condition very good/excellent 

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 

    
 
    US$ 100.00 per card | price includes free recorded priority airmail shipment worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

                             

  
    


   SET of 4 VINTAGE ADVERTISING BOOKMARKS FROM AUSTRIA - Garden Flowers
Issued by the Vienna Town Insurance Co. (Wiener Städtische Vers.) -  first half of 20th century
Bookmarks are illustrated and signed by the academic painter Carlos Riefel
Charming bookmark series - saught after by collectors
  
stiff card 15.5  cm - slight wear and creases, handwriting on one bkm, condition is good - very good

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 

   

    US$ 24.00 per set of 4 bookmarks | price includes free priority airmail shipping worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

                    

  

     
     


SET OF 3 SWISS SUCHARD CHOCOLATE & COCOA ADVERTISING BOOKMARKS FROM AROUND 1900
Very rare embossed, chromo-lithographed and diecut bookmarks from the turn of the 19th century.
The Swiss chocolate company started in 1826 in Neuchatel and was the largest chocolate producer at the end of
the century. The outer form of these bookmarks correspond to so-called stock or overprint bookmarks which were
produced by German companies in sophisticated processes to cover the demand for quality advertising book-
marks of the era from 1895 onward. They were produced as ready-made blank bookmarks which could be
(over)printed by the advertising text of divers companies
(courtesy of Georg Hartong: Overprint bookmarks, TBS News July 2014)
Our bookmarks here, however,  were specially designed for the company Suchard as can be recognized by the
use of the company name integrated in the illustrations.  Customized stock bookmarks were produced for very
large companies only and were rather rare as compared to the simply overprinted versions.

  
embossed, printed & diecut card - 14.5 cm approx. - some slight creases, condition is good

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 


    

    US$ 150.00 per set of 3 bookmarks | price includes free priority airmail shipment worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

          

  
   


   Set of 3 Vintage Advertising Cards / Bookmarks - Chocolat Revillon, France - early 1900s
The front images show scenes from old traditional French songs and the back display 
the scores and the text of the songs. Delightful and detailed chromolithographed images.
The still existing French company Chocolat Revillon was founded in 1898 in Lyon.

  
textured paper 15.3 cm approx. - condition is good

    Attention: these bookmarks are offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if  your order collides 
    with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image scanning process, 


    

 

    US$ 21.00 per set of 3 bookmarks | price includes free priority airmail shipping worldwide | no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

                                                      

  
   Two-sided Vintage French Movie Bookmark from 1935
  
Warner Bros. 'Le Songe d'Une Nuit d'Éte - A Midsummer Night's Dream'
  
starring Olivia de Havilland (left), Verree Teasdale, Ian Hunter
    directed by Max Reinhardt
   

  
card 15.5 x 4.5 cm 
   
condition very good - slight wear and minor creasing on top 


    Attention: this bookmark is offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if 
    your order collides with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be 
    refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due 
    to the image scanning process, 


    

    US$ 20.00 per bookmark | price includes free worldwide airmail shipment
                          no other taxes or fees
    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping 
    cart, you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

                         

  
   Guardian Assurance Co Ltd, London - Ancient Bookmark - early 20th century
  
beautifully illustrated advertising bookmark - very rare and highly collectible
    backside shows advertisement for the company

  
14.2 x 5.1 cm  | condition good, some discoloration on the upper part on the back

    Attention: this bookmark is offered as a single copy. In some rare cases if your order 
    collides with a shortly preceding order, your payment will be refunded immediately. 

    Some colour tones of this image may differ slightly from the original due to the image
    scanning process. 


    

 

    US$ 8.00 per bookmark | price includes worldwide airmail shipment
    no other taxes or fees

    Our bookmarks come with a 30-day money-back guarantee

    Other order options:  if you have difficulties in using the PayPal shopping cart,
    you can order by email to:  
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
         

          

             

FREE GIFT SERVICE

** Surprise your friends or relatives with a trackable priority airmail letter from Switzerland! **
The recipient will find enclosed one or more bookmarks as a gift, plus a personal note from
you, such as birthday congratulations / holiday greetings  or any other wording you wish. The
letter can be sent to any address you wish: just write us your wording for the personal note to
the following email address before ordering the bookmarks:   
mail@miragebookmark.ch 
We will confirm your order and your personal note by email.
You'll get the tracking code upon shipping, thus you can follow the letter online.

Here you see the detail of a sample personal note. All personal notes are printed on a letter paper with the same
bw background illustration:
   




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