Southern Steel Stamp and Die Works: Saddler's Fine Stamps, Tools and Machinery. 364 Commerce Steet, Dallas, Texas. c1880.
Courtesy of Steven Shephard of the Full Chisel Blog, comes this small but outstanding catalog of saddler's decorative leather tooling stamps. The incredibly bright colors, fonts and flourishes of the covers are indicative of the 1880's. Printers where fond of embellishing everything with color, bronze powder and enough omph to catch your attention.