Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Catalogue of recent acquisitions

This February Sanders of Oxford are pleased to announce the release of a broad collection of recent acquisitions. Over the past few months we have been busy collating a selection of fine and decorative prints and maps spanning a diverse range of subjects, engravers and prices.

Whether you are a specialist or a generalist we hope that our current catalogue of rare and unusual material offers something of interest.

Click here to download the catalogue.

or browse the catalogue page by page.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Will you be my Valentine?

 Happy Valentine's day!  For all of you romantics out there there is still time to get something special for your someone special.

We have a fantastic collection of original Edwardian and Victorian Valentines cards. Pop down to the shop to view our selection of nineteenth century Valentine cards, from the sentimental to the comic.

Valentine's Day is a holiday with a long history. Though it bears a saint's name, its origins seem more firmly rooted in pagan celebrations of the beginning of spring than in the history of its martyred namesakes. Valentine's Day traditions are wide-ranging, but have long involved the exchange of some love token or small gift with one's valentine. In 18th century England and North America, these exchanges often took the form of hand-made valentine cards. By the 19th century, these traditions expanded. Home-made cards were widely replaced by commercially produced valentine cards, and the cards were sent not only to one special valentine, but often to a wider circle of friends and relations. For more information on this history of the Valentine card visit this fantastic site by the University of Indiana.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Catalogue of Sale Prints

Alongside our in-store sale we have put together a mini-catalogue of over 100 items in our February sale, offering everyone a chance to snap up a bargain before the end of February.

Click here to download the sale catalogue.

or browse the catalogue page by page.