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Special Auction: David Marshall Estate

Our special auction of David Marshall's collection is now over. More than $9000 was raised thanks to you! We appreciate your enthusiasm and generosity. Thank you for helping us find loving homes for items in David's personal collection. He would be pleased.


Hand Papermaking conducted a five-day auction of fine book and paper art generously donated by the estate of David Marshall. With opening bids ranging from $5 to $600, over 50 items went to the highest bidders, in support of our non-profit programs.


marshallLast year in June our dear friend David Barhydt Marshall Jr. passed away suddenly at his home in Washington, DC. He was only 64 years old. David had a particular passion for decorated papers, broadsides, and fine press books; all of which he avidly collected, and also produced himself in his spare time at home and at annual summer classes. He was a loyal and generous supporter of Hand Papermaking for decades. He served on our board of directors 2004-2009.

Hand Papermaking owes an enormous debt of gratitude to David. We will never forget his huge heart, his easy laughter, and his contagious enthusiasm for handmade paper and its community.