A5 Journal, Writer Gift | Upcycled Postage Stamp Writing Book | Spiral Lined A5 Notebook | Boho British stamp art | Cocoa Rose Memory Book

$18.30 $26.14

Cocoa Rose Upcycled Machin Postage Stamp Collage
One of a kind, for first class notes!

Keep your essential notes in style with this one of a kind notebook!

* You will receive the exact notebook shown in pics 1, 2 & 4
* Front cover collaged with used British postage stamps in a diagonal gradient blending from subtle vintage rose shades into cocoa browns (& back again)
* Custom date stamp option (back cover) - see drop-down list
* A5 size = 14.8cm x 21cm = 5.8 x 8.3 inches
* 80 ruled/lined pages (160 sides to write on) of recycled paper
* 2mm thick, sturdy kraft covers
* Spiral binding
* Beautiful wooden-barrelled pen shown in pics 1 & 2 not included! Please visit http://NobbysNibs.etsy.com for current selection available...

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I have made every effort to represent the colours as closely as possible, but please remember that what you see may vary due to the differences in colour representation on different computer monitors/screens.

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Covered with a graduated design of used Machin-design (classic British) postage stamps in shades of cocoa pink and brown, this medium-sized notebook has been stampified into something utterly unique. No-one else will ever own a notebook quite like this one! The postage stamps have been individually soaked from their original envelopes (pic 4), dried, then glued into place with an acid-free, xylene-free adhesive. They still bear fragments of postmarks and other cancellation marks as a testament to their former active service for the Royal Mail.

Use this altered notebook for all your first class ideas, urgent to-do lists, keeping track of your penpal's addresses or a journal of your outgoing/incoming mail.

The front cover features a collage of used British postage stamps. The stamps used in this design were first issued in between the early 1970s up to the 1990s.

The back cover is left blank, except for a hand-stamped TangleMail Prioritaire 'postmark'. The postmark will be date-stamped with the date of collage, as standard. However...

...if you would prefer, I can personalise with a date of your choice to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion. Simply select the 'custom date' option from the drop-down list, and specify your chosen date in a 'note to seller' at checkout. I will then collage & date-stamp a new notebook, just for you!

Please note, there is an additional charge of £1 for custom dates prior to 2010 as these must be individually hand-set before stamping.

Simply packaged in a plain cellophane packet, this is a customised, hardcover, high quality recycled paper notebook with sturdy (approx. 2mm thick) kraft covers, and white metal wire binding. The front & end pages are blank, with are 80 ruled pages (160 sides to write on) inbetween - plenty of space for all your travel notes or anything else you would like to record.

Notebook measures approx. 15cm x 21cm (excluding binding, which adds a little to the width).

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Would you like a similar notebook in a different size or alternative colourway? Just ask, and I will be happy to create a custom order, just for you.

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Please see my other listings for more postage stamp notebooks and artwork -

Full range of British stamp notebooks:

Notebooks collaged with vintage stamps from around the world:

Postage stamp artwork, framed & unframed:

Accessorise your notebook (pockets, index tabs, address books and more!):

Shipping from United Kingdom

Processing time

1-2 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

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

Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

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:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

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.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Privacy policy

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information

  • To communicate with you about your order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Wholesale availability

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. 

What are your despatch times?

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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