4/16 Fountain and Snail Mail deals

Hi shoppers.  Expensive hobbies are expensive huh?  So you know why we are here.  Were looking for some good deals on items we love.  We’ve got some NEW STUFF created for this site listed on Zazzle.com that I”ll link.  I’ve found some GREAT places for Washi tape for you PenPaling Crafters and VERY SOON we’ll be doing GROUP BUYS on things like 10packs of Fine Paper to save compared to retail prices.  I’ve also go feelers out for some exclusive discounts.

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TODAY’S FIRST DEAL

LINK FIRST THEN EXPLAIN: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/60350952/fountain-friendly-stationery-venture-needs-printer

The First Deal of the day is really personal to me.  Because there was NO Decorative Stationary on Fountain Pen Paper that I could afford AND there was no LIGHT WEIGHT lined paper available (for long international letters) I decided to make both!  I found some A-maz-ing paper to print on  (literally it’s like if Tomoe River had a kid brother) and my designs are whimsical and unique.  I also do custom work and will have some more typically masculine choices in a day or two .

BUT I NEED A PRINTER so I started a KickStarter.  And the Stationery on the Kickstarter is SO MUCH LOWER PRICE PER SHEET than my usual that it qualifies as a SHOP CHEAP DEAL.  The $10 and $20 level backers will get a great gift for MOTHERS DAY or PEN PAL APPRECIATION MONTH or to keep.

$10 Pledge gets you a full set of 25 color sheets plus a gift card if need,

$20 -50 sheets (2 designs ok).

$25 Get the penpal necklace below.

$80 is a gift pack for FOUR People: each gets a 25 pack of stationery, a disposable fountain pen to try, a Pen Pal Appreciation necklace pictured below AND hand made gift card from you.  Value of package is close to $200.

PEN COLLECTORS START LOOKING AT THE $200+ Levels.

You’ll get enough stationery for a long time, Fountain Friendly and REAL 20’s and 40’s VINTAGE FLEX PENS so don’t let your friends waist money on a Falcon or Aurara flex when the real thing is right here.

 

The HIGH DOLLAR AMOUNTS are not because I’m crazy, I HID SOME VALUABLE VINTAGE FLEX PENS OUT OF MY OWN COLLECTION AMONG THE REWARDS.  There’s a Gold basket weave Waterman 0521/2 V Ring top with Gold Ideal Flex nib, A Waterman Stalwart (underappreciated but flexes like a mo-fo) a Med Flex WET AS A RIVER Parker Parkette in classic green ideal for learning to flex with or experts,and others.  My 350$ backer got a fantastic 1940’s Omas Demonstrator with a FLEX ITALIC Nib on top of a life time worth of personal stationery…. how cool is that?

Please visit the kickstarter, there’s also Pen Pal Appreciation Gifts being added shortly.  Already there is the OFFICIAL PEN PAL APPRECIATION MONTH NECKLACE along with stationery in several levels, it looks like THIS:

 

And the STATIONERY IS FOUNTAIN FRIENDLY and half the price of any other fountain friendly stationery in the English speaking world.  My designs are all hand drafted, no software at all.  AND I TAKE REQUESTS!

Bad PIC nice Paper….Here’s just a few of my designs, on your choice of Fountain Friendly Recycled Sugarcane Paper or Clairfontain’s Clairmail which has NO US SELLER OTHER THAN MYSELF that I can find.  Clairmail is a great stage for your ink with no bleeding or feathering but very light like tomoe river so it’s great for keeping the weight of letters down, unlike tomoe it’s not prone to crinkling and picking up all your hand oil.  A+ paper

 

(By the by, I’ve been ordering other Clairfontain prodcuts from overseas, as well as others on a hunch they’ll be fountain friendly and (even with shipping) cheaper by the page then the CRAZY cost of our most popular paper)

ABOVE:  Some examples of designs I particularly like.  MANY FONTS IN MANY COLORS for your to pick from .  Most designs your choice of 8mm Lined, 5mm graph, or Dot (dunno the mm) or blank.  I aim to please.

PLEASE CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING TO THE KICKSTARTER.  IF YOU DON”T LIKE MY DESIGNS THE PAPER IS STILLLLL THE SAME PER SHEET COST AS A LOT OF FOUNTIAN PAPERS ARE hahah

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MORE PAPER:  Let’s talk Rhodia.  These are the best prices I have for you TONIGHT or UNUSUAL ITEMS that I thought I’d share.  This section may be updated in the future to reflect deals I find.

rhodia iceRhodia Ice pad. 80 Ruled Sheets 8.25 x 11.75 only $10.22, GRID 10.23.  This DOES have the left margin line but it’s the same GRAY AS THE LINES YOU WRITE ON… much improved look over standard ruled Rhodia! BOTH ARE PRIME FOR FREE SHIP.  IF YOU DON”T HAVE PRIME I CAN ORDER IT FOR YOU IF YOU ARE A PEN PAL OR FB FRIEND.

LINK TO DEAL:

LINED:  http://amzn.to/2pkP05a

Graph: http://amzn.to/2pl91Z7

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Rhodia 80Th Anniversary Pad Limited Edition 6 x 8.25″ Grid

$8.25

HERE’s one I’ve never come across before for the true paper collectors!

Linkey Link! http://amzn.to/2oM7Txg

rhodia anniversary

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REGULAR OLD….. 

Rhodia Classic Orange Notepad 8.3×11.25 RULED (yes it has the red margin line hahaha)

ONLY $9.85 with PRIME (GET PRIME ALREADY) AT  http://amzn.to/2ozIZOU

AND FOR ONLY $ 7.19 DICKBLICK (an art supply store you’ll enjoy browsing online) offers Rhodia Orange Notepads – 8-1/4″ x 11-3/4″, Ruled, 80 Sheets (same as above.  SHIPPING is $4.95 but you can add multiple pads for the same ship.
THEY HAVE BLACK AND ORANGE in Dot. Graph, Lined and blank but no premium.  GOOD DEAL FOR BIG BUYS!
AMAZING PRICE ON RHODIA PREMIUM WITH DISCOUNTS FOR BULK BUYS OF 5 of 10 pads

8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ “R” Premium Stapled Notepad (Lined Paper) w/Black Cove  $11.95 with 5.99 Shipping for ENTIRE ORDER

https://classicofficeproducts.com/rhodia-182012-8-1-4-x-11-3-4-premium-stapled-notepad-lined-paper-w-black-cover.html

 

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OK MORE PAPER ANOTHER TIME!  RIGHT NOW I WANT TO POST SOME WASHI DEALS FOR THE PEN PAL and Snail Mail decorators.

Good Sites for Good Deals if you’re willing to put in some work:

Aliexpress.com Pro: Price, Selection  CON: Delivery takes FOR EVER and watch out for the width of what you’re ordering, I got skinnnny by accident,.

-Wish.Com  Pro:  Price averages $1 a roll plus $1 shipping so lower than some places.  Selection pretty good but it’s easy to buy the same thing twice and you have to spend some time get the good stuff. Read what you’re getting carefully and the wait is long.

-Ebay.com Search term Washi and then opt for Auctions Ending Soon.  If you select Free Shipping only and don’t get competative you can get really good washi for cheap.  But it’s easy to bid on the same thing twice.  I try to pick one seller and bid just with him for a while.

-Amazon.com  Usually a rip off for Washi but I have found some killer deals on GOOD SETS (I have them myself!) and will list below.,

-ETSY.COM Etsy is where you’ll find the best washi, especially if you want something to represent a niche interest.  I’ve found several designs that spoke to my interest in fountain pens and ink.  The Problem is MOST SELLERS charge around $3 a roll and then add a shipping fee for EACH ROLL so you end up paying $5 or $6 a roll.  For the right roll it’s worth it….

But I have found a seller that charges only once and has a great selection.  Here’s the link to her ETSY page.  PLEASE SEND HER A NOTE WITH YOUR ORDER SAYING “JOCELYN STENGEL REFERRED ME TO YOUR SHOP”  That’s because she’s considering something like a an exclusive coupon for us or some other savings and we want her to know this site brings in sales.  

Amazingly, with some simple searching I found the BEST per-roll pricing is actually on AMAZON but ONLY IF YOU BUY A LOT AT ONCE!  The good news is their bulk sets aren’t crappy.  If you’re buying 2 or 3 rolls go elsewhere but for 12, 25, 48 and more go Amazon.  Here’s my picks, most of which I ordered.

$22.99 for full length roles link http://amzn.to/2pF1l0rwashi 48

 

$25.50 for 25 NICE rolls http://amzn.to/2oiVTiO

washi 25

 

 AND FOR MORE!!!!

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