Saturday, July 19, 2008

More Musings On Very Collectible Hermes Scarves

A scarf that experienced collectors are always on the look out for, but few novices are aware of is the "Sulfures Et Presse Papiers". In 1979 Hermes created 500 of these for the Paperweight Collectors Association at the request of the founder Paul Jokelson. Designed by Cathy Latham the scarf depicts some paperweights from Jokelson's personal collection including the very first one that he started his collection with. Aptly so that paperweight was purchased by him in France as he returned home after WWII.

These rarely show up on ebay, although they have about 4 times in the past 4 years. They generaly go in the higher price ranges $400.00 to $700.00 depending on the condition and the colorway.

Sotheby's sold one in 1999 for $862.00 from a private paperweight

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