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    Default Desk blotters

    Hi guys.

    Sunday I went to see this antiques-/flea market kinda shop near Roskilde, and I managed to find a couple of funny desk blotters.

    First I found this file folder, a piece of A3 paper will fit snugly, and there's room for documents and drawings in one side, the other being a small desk blotter.

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    It'll work nicely for my drawings and writings.

    Then I found another desk blotter, I think it's kind of unusual in the sense that it can be closed. I guess you can use the two top "lids" as blotters when writing things. I rather like it.

    Front, closed:

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    Back - covered with green felt:

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    Open front - the blotter paper can be replaced on all three sides without problems:

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    The brand sticker - "Illums Bolighus" is one of the more posh places where you can buy danish design furniture, accessories and so on. I guess they had these desk blotters made at some point in time, and then sold them.

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    Default Re: Desk blotters

    I really like this! I would totally use it every day. I need to start keeping my eyes open.

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    Default Re: Desk blotters

    BikerBabe, nice blotter sets,more great finds. Your antiques-/flea market shops seem so interesting.
    The ones here only have old clothes and old VHS tapes and crockery.
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    Default Re: Desk blotters

    Oh I like those.
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    Nice finds!
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    Default Re: Desk blotters

    Still say the flea markets in Denmark are sure better than the ones around here.

    Just envy - or something
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    Default Re: Desk blotters

    Hi again guys, and thank you for the kind comments.

    Whenever I visit flea markets, I get to see tons of vhs tapes, old crockery and tons of other stuff like that too, and judging from the various tv shows - Antiques Roadshow, and all the others about finding old stuff - the various international flea and antiques markets aren't that different from the danish ones.
    Take your time, keep a sharp eye out for the various pen and desk stuff, and - this is something I tend to forget (!): Don't be afraid to haggle.
    Heheh I even had one of the flea market sellers tell me (- incredulously!) that I was doing it all wrong by just accepting the price she mentioned, and that I absolutely had to haggle!
    So she proceeded by teaching me how to do that, and we agreed on a price that both of us liked.
    The stuff I bought? The two glass inkwells with green soapstone lids that I have shown here.

    Anyway, it isn't very often that I see desk blotters here, it's usually pens, rocker blotters, letter knives and inkwells/desk sets that I find, so I guess I was lucky in finding these two beauties.

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