Wallpaper pattern book

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Circa 1930
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Wallpaper pattern book; with a plain grey over. Pencilled on the cover ‘c.1930’, although the book is possibly earlier than this. There is a typed priced list inside the front cover. Prices range for paper from 1/- to 4/6, and for borders from 3d to 6d. The patterns included consist of: Floral borders 1) Swag and cluster design in pink, pale blue, yellow and green on a white patterned lustre with a black band at the top, priced 6d a yard (reduced from 9d) 2) Swirling stylized tulips etc, in mauve, yellow, blues and beiges, outlined in brown on a textured paper, priced 6d (reduced from 9d) 3) As above in in blue, orange, yellow and green 4) Bright lanterns and foliage in purple, pink, green and blue with a brown band, priced 5d down from 8d 5) As above in orange, purple, green and brown with a blue band 6) Swags of little fruit in yellow, pink, orange, blue and green on white patterned lustre with blue scrolled top 7) Swags of little flowers in pale blue, green, pink and yellow on white lustre with a blue band
8) Cut-out fruit in bright teal blue, green, purple, yellow and red on black, outlined with grey
9) Narrow bands of stylized fruit or flowers with bands each side, in bright colours, grey etc, priced at 3d, down from 4d

10) Silvery smudged mottle, priced at 4/6
11) Bright blue flowers with green leaves and orange fruit on black, priced 3/6
12) Sketchy oriental bamboo type leaves on grey, priced at 3/6
13) Brown leaves with fern detail and a superimposed mottle, priced at 3/6.
14) Narrow leaves, flowers on beige ground, priced at 3/6
15) Soft racemes of flowers in mauve, blue, buff, grey and white, on white ground, priced 3/-
16) As above in mauve, pink, blue, buff, white and grey, on white ground, priced 3/-
17) Leaves and flowers on grey or cream, priced 3/-
18) Leaves and flowers on mottled ground, priced at 3/-
19) Oriental style pattern of buildings in black, blue and wine on stone grey and priced 'e/-'.
20) Oriental style grey blossom pattern, priced 2/6
21) Various flowers and leaves on mottled grounds are priced 2/6, 2/9 and 3/-
22) Grey maple leaves, brown leaves and berry patterns also appear in GH.1005 with the same prices
23) ‘Textile’ mottles are priced at 2/-
24) Cheap florals with buildings are priced 2/- and 1/9
25) Cheaper florals including little floral stripes with lustre, diaper posies, a cheaply drawn pattern with a superimposed faint check, all in pale colours,all priced at 1/6
26) Sketchily drawn pattern with pagodas are priced at 1/3
27) Beige patterned stripes with orange and brown vertical posies on white
28) Brown, blue and black roughly drawn floral on beige mottle
29) Medallion stripe in blue, green, ecru and white, all 1/-.
Circa 1930
Dimensions: 410 x 255 x 20mm
paper (fiber product)
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