Large Postage Stamp Art Journal - Abstract Landscape Collage

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Imaginary Landscape #1

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* Front cover features an original, 'imaginary landscape' collage of vintage postage stamps - you will receive the exact notebook shown in pics 1 & 2
* B5 size = 17.6cm x 25cm = 6.9 x 9.8 inches
* 30 ruled/lined pages (60 sides to write on) of recycled paper
* Flexible kraft cardstock covers
* Secure binding covered with grey binding tape
* Optional DIY pocket or index tabs - see pic 5 then choose from drop-down list

Upcycled with an original, one of a kind collage of vintage postage stamps from around the world, in muted landscape shades (reminds me of highland heather and hills), the cover of this notebook has been stampified into something entirely unique - nobody else will ever own a notebook quite like this one!

Use this altered notebook for all your first class ideas, travel notes, urgent to-do lists, keeping track of your penpal's addresses or a journal of your outgoing/incoming mail. Alternatively, it is the perfect gift for a travelling friend, or anybody with a love for all things postal, boho, alternative, vintage etc.

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The postage stamps date from a wide range of periods, from the turn of the last century (one is clearly postmarked 1892) up to the mid-1960s (ish). They still bear fragments of postmarks and other cancellation marks as a testament to their former active service for worldwide postal services, providing a real sense of history. Includes stamps from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Ceylon, Columbia, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Italy, Madagascar, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Rhodesia & Nyasaland, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Vietnam, and more!

You will receive the exact notebook shown in pics 1 & 2.

Every collage in the First Class series evolves from a very organic process: each postage stamp used is very carefully selected for colour and size to fit the random spaces and subtle colour progressions of your collage, creating an unrepeatable artwork, just for you. The stamps are glued into place with an acid-free, xylene-free adhesive then coated with a matt sealant, preserving some genuine fragments of postal history alongside your own first class ideas.

The back cover of each uniquely collaged notebook in this series will be hand-stamped, then numbered & signed using an archival quality (iron gall) ink. Pic 3 shows an example of a smaller notebook; the notebook you receive will be numbered as per listing title & exact positioning of stamp will vary.

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Each notebook is simply packaged in a plain cellophane packet, with sturdy board support including a little First Class Notebook background info (see pic 4) - extra nice if your notebook is purchased as a gift.

This is a customised, high quality Muji notebook with flexible kraft cardstock cover, secure stitched binding, and charcoal grey binding tape covering the outer spine. Inside are 30 feint ruled pages (60 sides to write on). The notebook is produced from plantation trees grown specifically for paper. This produces less CO2 and chemical usage compared to recycled paper.

The notebook is B5 size - marginally smaller than a Moleskine extra large cahier, the slim size is ideal for tucking into a bag/purse for notes-on-the-go.

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You may opt to select an extra accessory for your notebook from the drop-down list. The DIY pocket is printed with a full colour reproduction of one of my postage stamp collages. The DIY Index Tabs are printed on high quality 170gsm sticker paper. Choose from the following:

* DIY pocket - Rainbow
* DIY pocket - The Blues
* DIY Pocket - Natural
* DIY A-Z Index Tabs
* DIY Calendar Index Tabs

Additional inserts and add-ons are available separately:

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...are welcome! Please contact me with your requirements/preferences and I will be happy to create a new collage, just for you!

Custom collage notebooks are available with ruled, dot grid, graph and plain pages, or printed journal layouts, in a choice of A6 (pocket) or A5 (medium) sizes - which would you like?

Don't want to wait for a custom collage? I have many one-of-a-kind notebooks available to buy 'off-the-shelf' – please browse my shop to see if anything catches your eye:

Notebooks & Journals (standard pages) -
Journals (printed layouts) -
Planners (undated/any year diaries etc) -
Even more options! -

Upgrade any notebook or journal with a TangleCrafts notebook insert (eg pocket, index tabs, bookmark, calendar) available separately here:

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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Custom and personalised orders

Custom orders & commissions are very welcome! Simply click on the 'Request Custom Order' button or 'Contact Shop Owner' on the shop homepage, to discuss your requirements.

Choose your favourite colours, a different size, and/or stamps from a particular region. I can also add a custom date 'postmark' and/or a hand-stamped, personalised message (additional fees may apply to some customisation options).

Notebooks are available in sizes from A6 to B5, and framed artwork (with or without matting) from A6 to A1. Prices & shipping vary according to dimensions and weight.

PLEASE NOTE items customised with specific personalisation (therefore not re-saleable) do not qualify for return unless damaged.

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Wholesale prices are available for volume orders. 
Discounts vary by item & minimum order quantities apply.
One-off print-runs of printed designs can be arranged upon request.
For a quote, please contact me with your requirements. 

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Please see individual listings for stated despatch times, or contact me for a quote if requesting a larger custom order. You will always be contacted in the case of any unforeseen delay in despatch of your order. 

As a general guide to processing times:
- ready-to-ship items will be despatched within 3 days
- smaller custom orders within 5-7 working days
- larger custom orders will be proportionally longer 

I aim to despatch all orders promptly, but please order in plenty of time if you require something for a specific date. If you are outside of the UK, please err on the side of caution and allow at least a month in addition to processing times listed per item.

How long will my order take to arrive?

Unless an upgrade is purchased at checkout, your order will be delivered by:

- 1st class post within the UK (usually 1-2 working days)
- Standard Airmail to any overseas destination (usually 7-14 working days)

Please note, delivery times can be longer at certain times of year (eg Christmas) when general volumes of post are higher.

Unfortunately there can occasionally be unforeseen delays within the various postal services, at any time of year. This is the exception rather than the rule, but please do allow up to a month for overseas delivery, before assuming lost.

Please contact me if you are worried about your delivery.

Can I track my order?

Please note, tracking is NOT included as standard with any order, due to the services offered by the Royal Mail. Proof of Posting is obtained for all items shipped.

For extra peace of mind, a shipping upgrade is available at checkout on most items, for an additional fee.

- Within UK, upgrade option is 1st class Signed-For delivery, which requires signature on delivery, but does not include tracking. Special Delivery (including tracking) can be arranged upon request, but will be subject to an additional £5 charge.

- Outside UK, upgrade option is Tracked & Signed delivery, which includes both tracking and signature on delivery. Tracked-only (signature not required) can be arranged upon request, for the same delivery upgrade cost.

My order hasn't arrived or was damaged in transit - what should I do?

Please contact me if you have not received your order within the expected timeframe (see above). I will be happy to either send a replacement or refund item costs, as necessary.

If your order has arrived but has been damaged in transit, please contact me as soon as you can to explain what has happened. I will request a photo of the damaged item, then each case will be assessed individually. Either a replacement item or partial refund or full refund will be issued, depending upon circumstances and extent of damage.

The item I received is not as described in listing - what should I do?

Please accept my apologies for any errors in item listing! Please contact me with the details as soon as possible following receipt. I may request a photo to confirm where the issue lies.

If an item has been incorrectly described, I will reimburse return postage and issue a full refund of original purchase price upon receipt of the returned item.

If an incorrect item has been sent in error, I will reimburse return postage and send replacement item upon receipt of the returned item.

Items must be returned within 30 days, in original, re-saleable condition, to qualify for refund or exchange.

Other refund/exchange/return queries

If you are simply not happy with your order, for any reason, please contact me before taking any further action. Items may be returned within 30 days, as long as you have first contacted me.

Return postage cost is responsibility of buyer. I will issue a full refund of original purchase cost, upon receipt of the returned item. Items must be returned in original, re-saleable condition to qualify for refund.

PLEASE NOTE made-to-order items may still be returned, but items customised with specific personalisation (therefore not re-saleable) do not qualify for return unless damaged.

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