This Sandhurst 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 of traditional bookbound construction with heavyweight slip-in leaves.
The album measures approx 13½”x13″ externally, and has an unpadded leather cover with two raised gold bands on the spine, and gold metal corners. It has 20 brown slip-in leaves (ie 40 sides) with gold burl edges, allowing it to hold up to 40 11″x11″ prints without overlays.
I have only one of these albums, and it is for sale at just £65.00 – less than half its original trade price.
Although designed primarily for weddings, the album cover is plain, making it equally suitable for other types of photography – such as portraiture, event, still life or product shots.
Prints simply slide in with no adhesives required, so it is a very simple matter to assemble the album in the first place, or swop individual prints in just a matter of seconds. This makes it an ideal sample album when really making an impression is important. It comes with its own presentation box (slightly marked), and 5 matching brown overlays, with apertures for the following print sizes:
1 10″x10″ print with circular aperture
1 10″x8″ print with rectangular aperture
1 10″x8″ print with oval aperture
4 5″x4″ prints with rectangular aperture (x2 overlays)
Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in this album, as I only have this one example for sale.
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.