Classic Antioch bookplates

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One of our most popular designs, this delightful cat atop a stack of books was originally a private design by LaDonna Ruth Brooks. Once the Antioch Company introduced it in the 1960s, its popularity soared. It is one of Bookplate Ink's most popular designs.

Bookplate of cat atop stack of books at Bookplate Ink bookplate

Originally designed and published by Cullen Rapp, an illustration agency in New York, this design was introduced by the Antioch Bookplate Company in the 1950s. It has been a perennially popular design and is also available without personalization in the Non-Personalized category.

Cullen Rapp Ex Libris bookplate design at Bookplate Ink - Featured Bookplate on Bookplate Ink

Known informally as the "Book Tree," this design by Yellow Springs, Ohio, artist Robert Whitmore was introduced by Antioch Bookplate Company in the 1930s and has been a bestseller ever since. Popular with schools and libraries, there is room for more than one line of text when needed.

Book Tree bookplate by Robert Whitmore at Bookplate Ink bookplate

Offered by the Antioch Bookplate Company as early as the late 1940s, this popular design has the text, "A book is like a good friend; my friends I would forever keep" in the ribbon of the window frame.

This bookplate gives a cozy, classic feel to your books. The border has the words "A book is like a good friend;" The "Ex Libris" at the top means "from the library of.

One of two troll designs drawn by John Huchthausen, an artist trained in architecture and religious art who created many designs for Antioch Bookplate Company in the early 1940s. Antioch staff artist Tom Till used this popular troll in several other product lines.

Troll walking with animal border by John Huchthausen at Bookplate Ink bookplate

Scherenschnitte garden bookplate at Bookplate Ink bookplate

Bookplate Ink - Antioch bookplates (ex libris) for home, schools and libraries.

One of our most popular designs, this adaptation of German Romanticist painter/poet Carl Spitzweg's famous satirical painting “The Bookworm” was originally published by the Etchcraft Company. It was introduced by the Antioch Bookplate Company in the 1950s. It is also available without personalization in the Non-Personalized category.

Carl Spitzweg Bookworm bookplate at Bookplate Ink bookplate

Scherenschnitte birds ex libris at Bookplate Ink bookplate

Scherenschnitte birds ex libris at Bookplate Ink bookplate

This design by famous calligrapher Raymond DaBoll was introduced by the Antioch Company in the mid 1960s and has been a perennial bestseller. It is available as a personalized or non-personalized design.

Three owls calligraphy design by Raymond DaBoll at Bookplate Ink bookplate

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Antioch bookplates (ex libris) for home, schools and libraries.

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Antioch bookplates (ex libris) for home, schools and libraries.

This bookplate, design T7, is one of two popular religious designs created by artist Owen Wise for the Antioch Bookplate Company in the late 1950s. Text is printed inside the open book. Upon request, we can also print extra lines in the space above the book.

This bookplate, design is one of two popular religious designs created by artist Owen Wise for the Antioch Bookplate Company in the late Text is printed inside the open book. Upon request, we can also print extra lines in the space above the book.

Originating in the early 1940s, the artwork for this bookplate was created by Owen Wise and the wording was provided by Antioch Bookplate Company founder Ernest Morgan, with assistance from the company staff. This version was re-introduced in the early 1960s with a color scheme designed by Read Viemeister of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and then redone by Bookplate Ink.

Ernest Morgan quote book label at Bookplate Ink bookplate

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