Enlarge Text
A A A

Bookends

Bookends have probably been used since books became inexpensive. Early libraries kept books in cupboards, not on open shelves. By the 1870s bookends appeared, especially homemade fret-carved wooden examples. As books became more available during the 16th century, bookends were used so that books could be stored vertically on shelves. Most bookends listed here date from the twentieth century. Bookends are also listed in other categories by manufacturer or material. All bookends listed here are pairs. 

SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.13.0
    [timestamp] => 2018-04-23T07:43:25.280Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 112942948979
                            [title] => antique FBS Germany bookends ladies reading on settee RARE
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 63523
                                    [categoryName] => Boxes
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mEuM9Hc5yY60nW1SyL6hd1Q/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=bookends&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=112942948979
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 33445
                            [location] => Delray Beach,FL,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 29.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 29.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT4H6M45S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-04-16T11:50:10.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-04-23T11:50:10.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 152985637780
                            [title] => Pair of Beautiful Vintage Blenko Green Owl Heavy Glass Bookends
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 18874
                                    [categoryName] => Blenko
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mclr2Y70aIw3TIpmFWaMESQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=bookends&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=152985637780
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 44125
                            [location] => Cleveland,OH,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 50.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 50.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT4H35M35S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-04-16T12:19:00.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-04-23T12:19:00.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                    [watchCount] => 2
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 232736132735
                            [title] => VINTAGE RONSON DOG ART STATUE SCULPTURE BRONZE METAL BOOKENDS
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1211
                                    [categoryName] => Metalware
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mD4StAd0KtIRMrdtoN8JTmw/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=bookends&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=232736132735
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 20106
                            [location] => Amissville,VA,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 14.98
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 82.11
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 82.11
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT4H45M37S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-04-16T12:29:02.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-04-23T12:29:02.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 222922343675
                            [title] => Antique Flat Iron Cast Ironer Painted Purple  Primitive Decor, Doorstop, Bookend
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1217
                                    [categoryName] => Primitives
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mutJuImPamfP_B28u11WSHg/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=bookends&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=222922343675
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 15767
                            [location] => Punxsutawney,PA,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 8.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 8.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT4H50M16S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => true
                                    [buyItNowPrice] => 11.7
                                    [convertedBuyItNowPrice] => 11.7
                                    [startTime] => 2018-04-13T12:33:41.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-04-23T12:33:41.000Z
                                    [listingType] => AuctionWithBIN
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/222922343675_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => true
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 96
            [totalEntries] => 383
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=bookends&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DBookends%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:bookends
metakey:Bookends
870,20081
Details
Price
Login / Create Account for Price
Pattern or Item
Category
Description
Year Priced

Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium