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1973 cover scanned from my private collection


  • Beginnings
  • the First Fire-Marks
  • Fire-Marks and Plates
  • Postscript
  • List of Fire Offices and Variants
  • Further Reading
  • Places to Visit

Title: SHIRE ALBUM: Fire-marks, Book No. 2
Author/Designer: John Vince
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1973
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., Princes Risbourough, UK
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0852632266

SUMMARY- All interior photographs are black-and-white. I had no idea what a fire-mark was - turns out it was a plate put on the outside of a building to show that the owner of the building was insured for fire damage.

Shire Publications always includes a reading list and a visitor or museum listing where you can see real examples of the subject matter of the issue. I love that feature of these books and think it's worth the price of admission all by itself!