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I'm slowly getting the word out, one snail mail at a time. Do you love fountain pens, ink, wax seals, and stationery? So do I. Do I know what I'm doing? Not really, but we can have a lot of fun learning together.

Stationery Orbit John West

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I'm slowly getting the word out, one snail mail at a time. Do you love fountain pens, ink, wax seals, and stationery? So do I. Do I know what I'm doing? Not really, but we can have a lot of fun learning together.

    Episode 7: Interview with Virginia Howell, Director of the Robert C Williams Museum of Paper Making

    Episode 7: Interview with Virginia Howell, Director of the Robert C Williams Museum of Paper Making

    Welcome to Episode 7 of Stationery Orbit, I’m your host John West and today’s episode is my first interview. Virginia Howell is the director of the Robert C Williams Museum of Paper Making.Fabriano notebooksNorth American Hand Paper MakersDard...

    • 35 min
    Episode 6: The Pen Pal Primer

    Episode 6: The Pen Pal Primer

    Welcome to Episode 6 of Stationery Orbit, I’m your host John West and today’s episode is the Pen Pal primer.  http://www.penpalworld.com/2,300,000 membersEasy to read Privacy policyFree and paid optionsStarted in 1998Mostly...

    • 10 min
    Episode 5: The Mail Art Primer

    Episode 5: The Mail Art Primer

    Welcome to Episode 5 of Stationery Orbit, I’m your host John West and today’s episode is the mail art primer.   Cling vinyl stamps allow the stamps to be used with an acrylic handle for support. Three-color stamps The TAM Rubber Stamp Archive has a...

    • 12 min
    Episode 4: The Wax Seals Primer

    Episode 4: The Wax Seals Primer

    Welcome to Episode 4 of Stationery Orbit, I’m your host John West and today’s episode is the wax seals primer.  Intaglio seals are cut into the surface of the matrix.  Intaglio seals are most commonly used for wax seals and create a design in raised...

    • 8 min
    Episode 3: The Paper Primer

    Episode 3: The Paper Primer

    Episode 3 of Stationery OrbitThis is the Paper Primer. Show notes do include Amazon affiliate links, which will generate a small commission if you purchase from Amazon.What is paper?A thin cellulose mesh Rags Make PaperPaper Makes MoneyMoney Makes...

    • 16 min
    Episode 2: The Ink Primer

    Episode 2: The Ink Primer

    Welcome to Episode 2 of Stationery Orbit, I’m your host John West and today’s episode is the Ink Primer.Show notes do include Amazon affiliate links, which will generate a small commission if you purchase from Amazon.The Pen AddictAnderson Pens Ink...

    • 13 min

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