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ARTIFACT: This is a Portsmouth, New Hampshire Fire Association ink blotter. Ink Blotters were made from soft paper which was highly absorbent, normally in the form of a card like this one, and could also be used for cosmetic purposes to absorb excess oil or fat from the skin.
VINTAGE: Circa 1930's-40's
SIZE: Appr: 3-7/8" x 9-1/2"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Paper, ink
MARKINGS: "CELVIN PAGE, PRESIDENT. A.F. HOWARD, SECRETARY. PORTSMOUTH FIRE ASSOCIATION. PORTSMOUTH, N.H. DOCKHAIN & THORPE, AGENTS, MANCHESTER, N.H."
ITEM NOTES: This is from a Portsmouth, NH collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEX03 LBHX8/17
CONDITION: 3 (Good): Heavy creasing. The blotter is in rough condition
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.