I was clearing my drawer the other day and found some bookmarks I'd collected over the years. So, my post title may seemed to be an exaggeration; after all they aren't that many as compared to readers or collectors who have collected much more than I. Still, they are my treasured items.
As shown, these bookmarks are from the Book Depository. If you are a regular customer, you would know that they would enclose a bookmark whenever you purchase a book from them. What I love about these bookmarks is, they are designed by readers like you and me from all over the world.
OK, so some of these are not really bookmarks but more like book plates. They are sent by authors when I requested from them a while back. I used to read lots of historical romance back then.
I didn't know what to categorise these bookmarks as they are an assortment from book store, accessories store (really!), tel co and an attraction place. The bookmarks below are sent together with the poppets I purchased years back; they are actually cute little clay figurines and the designer handmade every one of them. I love her creativity!
Finally, these bookmarks are the ones which I considered to be more "bookish". The second bookmark (from left) is a miniature rendition of an actual world famous Oriental Carpet. It is a "Tabriz" (Persia) and its original circa is 1710. Wow. The one right below is a bookmark I bought from a souvenir shop in South Korea two years ago. As you can see, it is a "Hanbok", which is their traditional dress. This, as well as the miniature rendition of the carpet bookmark are my most treasured bookmarks given their value and sentiments.
What about you? Do you collect bookmarks? Do share some pics if you do! :-)