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Updated Jan 22,2023


Wookey Hole & Other British

  Antique, Vintage & Contemporary

Handmade & Mould made Papers

For Watercolor , Drawing , writing & Print

Shown for historical interest not for sale
A partial watermark of "Fellows 1828"
John Fellows, hand-made wove paper, made at Eynsford Mill, on the River Darent, in north Kent, England
(thank you to Steve Hill - watermark directory)
The paper is a fine wove paper found in an early catalogue of Watercolour materials by Reeves & Sons.
Paper making at Wookie Hole, somerset was made from 1610
The W.S. Hodgkinson & Company Mill Was the last in Wookie Hole
The Watermarks herre shows as Hodgkinson & Co. & WSH
Full watermarks above for this paper
Below ios a closeup of the lion device.




Severendale Mill:
This is a composite photo of a watermark from a blank ledger book- Bleow.
Severendale England was a famous Paper Making Village in Victorian times.
The book is for sale in our

D& R PAPER with 1804 watermark & countermark
Probable Maker:
Only reference found for D & R of this period is (John) Dusautoy and (James) Rump of a small hand-made mill (3 vats) at Lyng, near East Dereham, Norfolk, England.
.- Our thanks to Steve Hill paper historian.
This is from a bound multi page booklet
This water mark is a combined photo of two sides of a center sheet showing a Britiania device (countermark)


The New Royal Watercolour Society Paper:
John Purcell Paper created this new paper
to the specifications of The Royal Watercolour Society
A contemporary paper Embossed R.W.S. And Watermarked
140 Pound Cold (not hot) pressed
Imperial size: 22x30 approximately
Linen content Gelatin Sized
Deckle edge
Mould Made in England
Below pack label

Link to John Purcell Paper






Watermark Royal Watercolour Society Hand- Made Watercolour paper -
90 lb Cold (not hot) pressed.
J. Green & Sons

Royal Watercolour Society Hand- Made Watercolour paper -
note the embossing
from left to right: Rough, Cold Pressed, Hot Pressed.
below another view with raking light


These papers are not for sale and are shown for historical interest.
Photos are copyright protected
(c)1985-2011 All original designs and photographs shown herein are and copyright protected.
(c) Copyright 1985- 2011 The Whimsie Studio, Larry Henke, Ronald Bodoh
Whimsie studio is a trademark protected name