Saturday, September 26, 2015

Special Auction: David Marshall Estate

Hand Papermaking is conducting a five-day auction of fine book and paper art generously donated by the estate of David Marshall. With opening bids ranging from $5 to $600, over 50 items will go to the highest bidders, in support of our non-profit programs. Preview the items now by reading text descriptions here: and viewing photos here:

Place your bids before the gavel falls on September 29 at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern, 10pm GMT.

Last year in June, David Barhydt Marshall Jr. passed away suddenly at his home in Washington, DC. He was only 64 years old. David had a particular passion for decorated papers, broadsides, and fine press books; all of which he avidly collected, and also produced himself in his spare time at home and at annual summer classes. He was a loyal and generous supporter of Hand Papermaking for decades. He served on our board of directors 2004-2009.

Hand Papermaking owes an enormous debt of gratitude to David. We will never forget his huge heart, his easy laughter, and his contagious enthusiasm for handmade paper and its community.

Please join us here as we open the bidding on September 24 (his birthday) and help us celebrate the life and legacy of David Marshall.

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