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The Blotting Paper Holder / Le Sous-Main Buvard
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as The Blotting Paper Holder / Le Sous-Main Buvard. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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As far as I know this design first appears in Booklet 2 of 'Images a Plier', a series of 6 booklets published by Librairie Larousse in Paris in 1932.

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The same design also appears in 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939.

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The design is also found in 'Au Pays des Mains Agiles', which was published by Editions Fleurus in Paris in 1949, along with a simple variant supplied with a stand and named 'Le Cadre' (The Frame).

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