American Belles: A Collector's Guide to Earl Christy, vol. 2
By Norman I. Platnick and Audrey V. Buffington
Enchantment Ink is pleased to introduce volume 2 of "American Belles: A Collector's Guide to Earl Christy" by Norman I. Platnick and Audrey V. Buffington. Whereas the first volume, released earlier this year, dealt with Christy's magazine work (covers, illustrations, and ads), this new volume deal with his abundant work in other forms. The book includes sections on Christy's sheet music, fans, blotters, book illustrations, boxes, jigsaw puzzles, posters, serving trays, bookmarks, advertising mailers, catalogs, programs, china, textiles, early prints (college girls, golf girls, and others), as well as extensive sections on his many postcards and print/calendar images. The volume includes over 700 color images on 104 8.5x11 inch, velo-bound pages.
Click here to download this guide, for free.
A note from William Platnick
Hello Enchantment Ink visitor. On April 8th, 2020, the author of all these books, my father, Norman Platnick, died of complications due to a serious fall.
Words cannot describe the amount of pain my family is in right now. My father was a wonderful, humble, loving, passionate and intelligent man. He had 3 passions in life: my mother, spiders and collecting.
As a way of honoring my father's legacy in the illustrated artwork community, I will be turning as many books of his as possible into PDF files and distributing them online, for free.
If you have found these collector's guides useful, I ask that you make a donation to the Norman I. Platnick Memorial Fund, which will be setting up a scholarship in the field of arachnology, my father's career.
If you'd like to learn more about my father and his amazing life (such as skipping middle school and high school and going to college when he was 12), I'd like to lift up just a few pieces:NY Times: Norman Platnick Obituary
Concord University Magazine Fall 2018: Friendly Neighbordhood Arachnologist page 20
NY Times: The Exciting Adventures of Spider Man
Daily News: NYC'S real-life spider man
NY Times: For Some, an Appliance; for Others, Art
The Wall Street Journal: Warming Up to Spiders