Blue Purple Writing Book | Upcycled A6 Notebook | British Travel Journal | Recycled GB postage stamp mosaic | eclectic gift - writer, office

$9.34


UPCYCLED POSTAGE STAMP WRITING BOOK -
Recycled Random Postage Stamp Collage in Blue & Purple
A6 British Travel Journal | Kraft Notebook

Inspired by vintage stamp albums, the front cover of this handy pocket Re: Collect Notebook is printed with a simple grid design, which will be filled with a one-off selection of genuine used postage stamps in shades of retro blue & purple. Great gift for a philatelist, or penpal, or anyone who loves colour!

* Front cover features a "stamp collection"-style collage of classic British Machin (QEII) postage stamps, dating from the 1960s through to the new millennium
* A new notebook will be made just for you, with a cover collage similar-but-slightly-different from the one shown
* Size = 10.2 x 14.8cm = 4 x 5.8 inches (3mm narrower than standard A6 size)
* 48 pages of recycled paper
* Choice of ruled/lined, dot grid, square graph, or plain pages
* Kraft cardstock covers with...
* ...integral index page and
* ...any year calendar
* Stapled binding
* Beautiful wooden-barrelled pen shown in pic 2 not included! Please visit http://NobbysNibs.etsy.com for current selection available...

N. B. 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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COLLAGE DETAILS
The cover stamps have been culled and re-collected from my own ever-growing collection of vintage stamp albums. The reverse of the cover (inside front) will be date-stamped with the date of this specific 're-collection'.

The postage stamps have been individually soaked from their original envelopes, 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.

This classic postage stamp is an iconic piece of British design, courtesy of Arnold Machin. It has been issued from the 1960s up to the present day in a growing range of colours, providing the perfect palette for postal-themed art!

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NOTEBOOK DETAILS
Simply packaged in a plain cellophane packet, this is a customised, high quality notebook with kraft cardstock cover, stapled binding, and 48 recycled paper pages. The notebook is a little wider than a Moleskine small cahier - the slim size is ideal for tucking into a pocket or throwing into a bag/purse for notes-on-the-go.

INDEX PAGE
Have you ever said “I'm sure I have that written down somewhere” then proceeded to waste untold time thumbing through notebook after notebook for that elusive snippet?

Simply spend a minute or two numbering the pages of your notebook, then you can index your notes as you go, using the table printed on the inside front cover. Next time you are searching out a particular note, it will spring far more readily to hand!

ANY YEAR CALENDAR
An Any Year calendar is printed inside the back cover of your notebook, for easy, at-a-glance reference for dates & appointments. Handy! (Just add days of week in spaces provided - write in pencil, and you can erase/re-write days if your notebook carries you from one year to the next.)

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CUSTOM ORDERS
Pic 4 shows more colour options available in this series, but would you like a similar notebook in your own favourite colourway? Or would you prefer stamps from another country? Just ask, and I will be happy to create a custom order, just for you.

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

Full range of British stamp notebooks:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TangleCrafts?section_id=6386961

Notebooks collaged with vintage stamps from around the world:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TangleCrafts?section_id=15317478

Postage stamp artwork, framed & unframed:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TangleCrafts?section_id=15314579

Accessorise your notebook (pockets, index tabs, address books and more!):
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TangleCrafts?section_id=6386953

Shipping from United Kingdom

Processing time

2-4 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

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

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.

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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