A few weeks ago, I was at an Estate Sale and spotted this darling little desk set. I ask about it and the young man said it was his grandmother's and he knew nothing about it.
As I stood there looking it over, he went inside and got his grandmother and she came out. She was delighted that I was so intrigued with the set.
She said it was German but had no idea how old it was. It had been in her family for over 50 years tho.
It is made of heavy metal and painted. The set consists of a small stand up calendar. The pages are kind of like a perpetual calendar. You switch out the days and the month title.
The other piece was for "calling cards" - probably what we would call business cards.
This is the ink well and also holds the ink pen.
It even has the little heavy glass ink well in it still.
This was the piece I could not identify. It is curved on the bottom with a felt like fabric on it and a handle on top.
This is the bottom of it. She informed me it was a blotter. After you used the ink to write, you blotted it with this piece so as not to blur your writing. The felt is rather worn. But, I will leave it as is.
Interesting set, eh?