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Started by rainwoman on Feb 26, 2017 4:00:17 PM
Papyrophilia - let's get stationary about stationery

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170120-why-paper-is-the-real-killer-app

For those who get giddy palpitations when perusing stationery possibilities.

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rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:01:17 (#1 of 539)

No fist-fights about moleskines vs Leuchtturm1917, please.

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:02:44 (#2 of 539)

A recent weekend break led to a pleasurable hour lost in this wondrous outlet: http://www.bartrums.co.uk/ (the shop, not the website).

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:03:31 (#3 of 539)

https://www.bureaudirect.co.uk/

This site has had more of my money than I'd like to admit.

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:03:56 (#4 of 539)

And this one: https://www.cultpens.com/

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:04:21 (#5 of 539)

<goes for a lie down just from thinking about it>

Gotout - 26 Feb 2017 16:05:05 (#6 of 539)

I bought a brand new 2017 Filofax a couple of weeks ago in a tabletop sale. Still boxed for £3.50, couldn't believe my luck!

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:34:41 (#7 of 539)

Ooh! What colour?

Gotout - 26 Feb 2017 16:37:50 (#8 of 539)

Black (my favourite colour) I'd been looking for a cheap set of inserts for my old non Filofax organiser and this turned up!





I'd forgotten how thick they are when they are new!

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:51:13 (#9 of 539)

Sounds good. I have a clipbook - suits my toddler scrawl across various pages a little better.

Gotout - 26 Feb 2017 16:58:59 (#10 of 539)

I've just looked on the official site , it would have been £31! No way would I have paid anything like that!

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 17:11:28 (#11 of 539)

Bargain!

Gotout - 26 Feb 2017 17:16:27 (#12 of 539)

Now I have to transcribe my clutter to the new organiser. The old one is about 10 years old but still in good condition, I can't bear to throw it away so I suspect I will have two organisers!

RosyLovelady - 26 Feb 2017 18:24:36 (#13 of 539)

I got a snazzy filofax type thingy in the Smythson sale in about 1990 and I still haven't written anything in it.

pranzingfrogg - 26 Feb 2017 20:21:09 (#14 of 539)

I buy A4 page to a day diaries a month or so into the year when stationers are selling them off cheaply. With Over 300 A4 pages plus notes they're the ideal size for writing my unpublished* novels.

*Deservedly so, I should add.

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Pentecost - 26 Feb 2017 20:27:44 (#16 of 539)

I still have a drawer full of foolscap my Dad bequeathed me 15 years ago. It only really gets an outing when I set the pub Quiz and I can get rid of it as answer paper.

moto748 - 26 Feb 2017 20:58:39 (#17 of 539)

This also gives me an excuse to use my lovely faber castell pencil crayons, all 120 or so of them, in their smashing tin.

Funny, I always thought of you as older than that. fender...

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invicta - 26 Feb 2017 21:15:18 (#19 of 539)

Cult Pens is a nice site but it does show that nobody is making the pens I like any more... I do wish someone would make a pen with a plastic tip, 0.5-0.6mm line, which isn't a Berol or a Fineliner. Berol are a splendid company but their design shout "infant school" not Business environment, and I wreck Fineliners (always have, due to restricted control of my right hand). The only other way to get a decent writing pen is to use an old-school Fountain Pen (Parker Vector with Blue/Black Quink, ftw), but there's always the risk that the darn thing will leak.

I am also trying to remember the brand of posh crayons/drawing pencils my kids used at the Turner Gallery in Margate. Never seen jewel colour ones before; my daughter made some lovely seascapes with them. German, I think....

Gotout - 26 Feb 2017 21:21:59 (#20 of 539)

Is a uni-ball eye fine no good invicta? I used to use one of those when I needed some neat work and I really liked them.

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