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General > Exhibits Inspired By Other Collecting Groups

Some bookmark collectors make exhibits from their collections, such as the ones put on by Olga Sotomayor Sanchez in Chile ( But lately I've come across more organized exhibitions put together by collecting groups.

There was this recent post by Frank Defreitas ( when he visited an event by a Postcard Collectors Club. The format of the exhibitions was simple, but there were a lot of them which I believe effectively promotes their hobby within the group and to the public.

I've also been researching the Stamp Collectors exhibition rating system. Those folks have an amazingly broad and institutionalized system of creating and judging stamp exhibitions (for an introduction: And stamp events happen all the time all over the world. They're serious (for their rule legalese:

This seems pretty applicable to the bookmark collecting world. We currently have the On Marking Books essays at BiblioBuffet (, can we have more of those on-line along with a more active physical presence at collectors events?

October 25, 2009 | Registered CommenterAlan


I would like to share my website devoted to the bookmarks' collections. Although it has not updated in the last months you can see part some of our bookmarks in the link "Our Collections".

The website is:

We have some sections about little things about bookmarks, like bookmarks' images in films or in any kind of art, curious bookmarks, etc.

I hope you like them! :D

February 20, 2010 | Registered CommenterNatalia Crespo

Alan, the link to the BB essay you posted is old. When we updated our foundation (Joomla) all the old links went kaput. Please tell me the title of the piece you linked above, and I'll send a new link.

February 20, 2010 | Registered CommenterLauren

Oh, Alan... When you get a minute, that's not the link to Frank Defreitas site. Maybe when you've had a minute to breath you could fix/repost it? :D

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna Dahlsad

Thanks folks! I corrected the links you pointed out were broken.

February 20, 2010 | Registered CommenterAlan