Archive for July 2011

Paper Links

One of the biggest benefits I get from managing this blog is reading related articles that talk about all kinds of things I enjoy: letters, notebooks, postcards, stamps, journals, pens, planners, etc. Although I enjoy seeing this type of thing on other blogs, I’ve been reluctant to include one. My thinking was that a lot…

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Typewriter Heaven

I sat down to write this blog and decided to type a little bit of it on my wonderful green Voss typewriter that I first blogged about last year. I haven’t had the typewriter out for quite awhile and it’s just been sitting quietly on a shelf in my office. I did use it to…

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Edward Gorey #15

Postcard #15 in the Edward Gorey Postcard Collection is from his collection “The Tuning Fork“. In this illustration we see a woman riding some kind of sea monster. Her expression seems resigned and I’m not sure if she is wearing a long string of beads, or perhaps it’s a string of popcorn. Anybody? “The natives,…

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Postmarks

I’ve recently begun saving postmarks from letters and giving them their own page in my stamp album. There’s a certain thrill for us postal geeks when we find a perfectly preserved postal marking. This is especially useful when you come across old letters and you’re trying to determine if the date reads ‘1918’ or ‘1928’.…

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Texas Pen Giveaway

Winner of the Cross pen as featured in the June newsletter was Charles M. from Virginia! This Sterling Silver Cross Townsend fountain pen (retail $425) was generously donated by The Texas Pen Company. Congratulations, Charles! Contest entrants were asked to submit a story idea for the printed version of Letters & Journals. I’m compiling these…

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Show Me Your Stationery

Like many of my fellow stationery addicts, I collect stationery wherever I go. Stores, garage sales, letterhead from old jobs, and, of course, hotels. My favorite is the Forman Implement Company. I only have one sheet of this so I protect it and copy it on nice resume paper when I want to use it…

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July Stationery Giveaway

Welcome to the July Stationery Giveaway at Letters & Journals! To be entered to win this wonderful selection of prizes from our generous sponsors, just leave a comment with your email address so that you can be contacted. (If you’re registered at the website, then you don’t need to include it with your comment.) This…

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