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I'm slowly getting the word out, one snail mail at a time. Stationery Orbit is where we can all come to learn more about creative letter writing.

Stationery Orbit John West

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I'm slowly getting the word out, one snail mail at a time. Stationery Orbit is where we can all come to learn more about creative letter writing.

    32. Plunging into envelopes

    32. Plunging into envelopes

     In today's episode, we'll be talking about stamps, erasable ink, and the history of envelopes.


    USPS Price Increase, First Class Letter going from 55 to 58 on August 29th:
    https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2021/0528-usps-proceeds-with-request-for-postal-rate-change.htm


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_United_States_postage_rates#/media/File:US_Postage_History.svg


    https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2021/0518ma-usps-announces-upcoming-stamp-dedications.htm


    https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2020/1117-usps-announces-upcoming-stamps.htm 



    https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/351973-erasable-fountain-pen-ink/


    http://letterlocking.org/categories
    https://www.wsel.com/sites/default/files/uploads/pdfs/EMA_History.pdf
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    • 26 min
    31. Letterlocking the Matrix

    31. Letterlocking the Matrix

    In today’s episode, we will be talking about stamps, pen clubs,  the postmark experiment, and the table of letterlocking 
    Erasable Fountain Pen ink: https://www.instagram.com/p/CO_PXcODU1G/
    https://www.kiwiinks.com/collections/erasable/products/erasable-ink 


    Another Space Retro51: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPBS5_PjPMH/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


    Sun Science Stamps:
    https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2021/pb22572/html/info_004.htm 


    Postmarks: 
    https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2021/pb22572/html/info_006.htm 


    https://www.wsel.com/sites/default/files/uploads/pdfs/EMA_History.pdf

    Unlocking History, Table of Letterlocking
    http://letterlocking.org/categories

    Metric Paper video from CPG Grey
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    • 28 min
    30. Philatelic overload, Postmark experiments and International Mail Art

    30. Philatelic overload, Postmark experiments and International Mail Art

    Ep 30
    In today’s episode we will be talking about stamps, postmarks and mail art 
    The etymology behind the word stationery


    Interesting call for pandemic mail-related items




    Barbados stamps for Centenarians.  “Comprising a total of 27 stamps, the collection was released on December 8, 2016”


    New Canadian stamps
    https://twitter.com/renatalorelei__/status/1390056806018392065?s=21
    More neat stamps from the Royal Mail
    Japanese Pokemon Stamps! https://t.co/heLSiqQOiH?amp=1
    https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=https://www.post.japanpost.jp/kitte/collection/archive/2021/0825_01/


    Go for Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII Stamp (will release June 3rd)



    United in Mail Art








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    • 27 min
    29. Pen Clubs

    29. Pen Clubs

    In today’s episode we will talking about pen clubs so when we can all get out of the house, we may have some folks to share our fountain pens with.
    Acquisitions:

    NockCo Brasstown
     King Jim Magflap Clipboard
    Nakabayashi Lifestyle Tool Box
    Kaweco Supra Fountain Pen
    https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2021/pb22569/html/info_006.htm#ep1466399
    https://store.usps.com/store/product/stamp-gifts/espresso-drinks-coasters-S_683298
    Nathanials Postmarks
    As The Pen Turns podcast 
    Maruman Croquis Sketch Pad 
    Pen Clubs Map!

    Calgary Pen Club 
    London Pen Club (Ontario)
      Southern California Pen Collectors Club 
      Southeast Pen Collector’s Club 
    Boston Pen People
    Greater New York Pen & Ink Group (GNYPIG)
    Research Triangle Pen Club 
    Seattle Pen Club 
    Seattle-ish Pen Posse
    GLAMPIG - The Greater Los Angeles Metro Pen & Ink Group
    Colorado Pen Posse   
    Dallas Pen Club
    IowaPen 
    London Pen Club
    Fountain Pen Network 
    Russian Penlovers Club
    San Francisco Stationery Meetup
    Huntsville Pen Munch   
    Middle TN Fountain Pen Club
    Charlotte Fountain Pen Club
    Wellington Fountain Pen Meetup
    CoPenHagen Meetup
     Fountain Pen Fans  
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    • 27 min
    28. Postmarks Strike Back

    28. Postmarks Strike Back

     In this episode, we will be talking about new acquisitions, new droid postmarks, and Quill pens.

    Any new acquisitions?
    Evan - 
    Musubi purchases
    Pen sleeveNotebookRickshaw Bagworks Golden Waves Pen Sleeve
    Hero H718
    Quills!
    John - Montegrappa Monte Grappa
    Box of Sheaffer pens from TX
    htps://epica.com/products/classic-leather-journal-featuring-hand-made-amalfi-paper
    Pictorial Postmarks:
    https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2021/pb22567/html/info_006.htm#ep1480012 
    Canada Post sends a prepaid postcard to every household in the country 
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/03/07/canada-post-is-sending-every-household-free-postcard-help-deliver-smile/
    Follow up on star wars stamps, being released May 4th, virtual event on FB and Twitter
     https://about.usps.com/newsroom/events/star-wars-droids-forever-stamp-ceremony.htm 


    March 25th Postal Bulletin https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2021/pb22568/html/info_004.htm
    and the Pictorial Postmarks are in for the Droids, they are going to have a different one for each droid
    https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2021/pb22568/html/info_005.htm
    USPS guidelines for color pictorial postmarks
    “Customers may submit #6 or #10 envelopes constructed of paper rated as “laser safe.” The Postal Service™ recommends envelopes of 80-pound Accent Opaque, acid-free, 9/16-inch side seams with no glue on the flap.”
    Royal Mail King Author Stamp series 
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CMeZ7-7gRpB/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
    ColorVerse Eye on the Universe Season 7 https://www.instagram.com/p/CMbRFr4ju8a/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 
    Quill Pen: 
    http://dennisruud.com/quill-pens/ 
    If you would like to leave us feedback we have a channel dedicated to feedback on the Stationery Orbit Discord



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    • 31 min
    27. Exploring the world of socially responsible stationery with Daryl of Musubi

    27. Exploring the world of socially responsible stationery with Daryl of Musubi

    In today’s episode we will be talking about the magical world of high-end notebooks and what it takes to be a socially conscious company in an Amazon packed world.  Our guest today has established himself as a fixture at pen shows, a trusted source of knowledge for Tomoe River paper, he has just released a new series of notebooks featuring Cosmo Air Light Paper, and will be releasing his new line of Folio Covers later this year! Please join me in welcoming him all the way from Singapore, Daryl from Musubi.


    https://www.ozuwashi.net/en/index.html
    https://ozuwashi.com (store)
    Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise,raiSE

    Musubi
    @ateliermusubi on Instagram









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    • 1 hr 9 min

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