The luxurious Girona album was handmade in England by Spicer Hallfield – the UK’s largest wedding album manufacturer before they went out of business. It was one of their top-of-the-range Elizabethan albums, all of which were bookbound albums with heavyweight slip-in leaves.
The album measures approx 12″x11¾” externally and has a padded grey leather cover, with a decorative silver chain pattern in the centre. It has 20 black slip-in leaves (ie. 40 sides) with grey burl edges to hold up to 40 9½” x 9½” prints. Prints simply slide in – no adhesives required. This makes it a very simple matter to assemble the album in the first place, or swop individual prints in just a matter of seconds. It also makes it an ideal sample album for when making an impression is really important. It also comes with its own presentation box.
Although designed primarily for weddings, the album is equally suitable for other types of photography – such as portraiture, event, still life or product shots.
The album is new, and I have only one example of it. I am selling it at just £50.00.
Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in this album. It is for sale in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
I am happy to send the album by post, but please be advised that (due to its substantial weight) carriage charges will be quite high, and will be in addition to the price above.
I used to like to design each page for these albums individually because of the creativity and flexibility that allowed. However, they can also be used either wholly or partly with overlays for prints up to 8″x8″ in size, and I have some stocks of the matching Spicer Hallfield ones. The Grained and Varnished overlays are produced from the same lacquer coated board as the album pages, designed to be resistant to marks during handling. Each overlay can be flipped to show either a silver embossed line on the one side, or a plain debossed line around the aperture on the other.
The overlays are available separately at £0.50 each, and have apertures for the following print sizes :
- 8″x8″ (square aperture)
- 8″x8″ (circular aperture)
- 8″x6″ (rectangular aperture)
- 8″x6″ (octagonal aperture)
- 2x 6″x4″ prints (rectangular apertures)
- 3x 2½x3½ prints (arranged vertically or horizontally)
- 3x 2½x3½ prints (arranged diagonally)