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John's archive

Archiving a large collection

One of our members has a particular interest in RAF memorabilia and has made great effort to bind several sets  of documents in his collection.

This entailed:

  • creating the design for the book series
  • obtaining plates for the book decoration, working with another member to create the computer graphics for the plate-maker
  • collating the books and making the book-blocks
  • making covers to fit each of the book-blocks
  • undertaking the painstaking task of gold-blocking each cover in the series
  • assembling each collection

And here is the outcome...