Can you guess what these tiny European paper samples from 1966 really are?

Today I came across an odd miniature book for sale at Bromer Booksellers called “Paper Samples,” published in 1966 by William Cheney.

Paper Samples.
Photo courtesy of Bromer Booksellers

Cheney made 150 copies of this dollhouse-sized book in which he documents the paper samples collected by Glen Dawson during his trip through Europe.

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Each location of where the sample was collected is written on the lefthand side. Establishments include popular streets, high-end bookstores, museums, upscale restaurants, and fine shops.

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Here’s one from the art museum in Vienna:

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From the Piccadilly Circus:

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And from a cricket field in England:

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Can you guess what they really are?

Yup, toilet paper.

Photos via Typesticker

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