A5 TRAVEL JOURNAL / TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK INSERT
Original Collage of Upcycled Vintage Postage Stamps
* Front cover features abstract landscape collage of used world postage stamps in sunset orange and deep grassy greens
* A5 size = 14.8cm x 21cm = 5.8 x 8.3 inches
* 48 pages of ruled recycled paper
* Kraft cardstock covers
* Handy any-year reference calendar
* Page index to help re-locate your notes
* Stapled binding covered with grey cloth binding tape
* Optional kraft gift box tied with satin ribbon - great for gifting & can also be used for storage
* Optional stainless steel fountain pen with brushed metal finish. Includes ink converter & takes standard international ink cartridges
With its wonderfully eclectic, bohemian feel, travelling through time and across continents, this unique journal is the perfect companion for any traveller, stamp collector, letter writer or dreamer!
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The postage stamps used date from a wide range of periods, from the early 20th century up to the early 1980s (or thereabouts). Still bearing fragments of postmarks and other cancellation marks as a testament to their former active service for worldwide postal services, they provide a real sense of history. Collage includes stamps from: Australia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, IndoChina, Isle of Man, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, the United States, and more!
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.
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Simply packaged in a plain cellophane packet, this is a customised, high quality notebook with textured kraft cardstock cover, secure binding, and grey binding tape covering the outer spine. Inside are 48 ruled recycled paper pages.
The notebook is A5 size - a little wider than a Moleskine medium cahier, the slim size is ideal for tucking into a pocket or throwing into a bag/purse for notes-on-the-go.
The inner front of each notebook is blank except for a space which will be signed by the artist & hand-stamped with the date of collage. There is also space for the notebook owner to provide contact details in case it is lost/found.
The inner back of each notebook is printed with a handy any-year reference calendar, plus a numbered page index. Spend a few moments numbering your notebook pages, cross-reference your notes in index as you go, and never lose your notes again!
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AN EXTRA SPECIAL GIFT
If you are buying a notebook as a gift, let me add some extra finishing touches to make it extra special. Choose what extra packaging details you would like from the drop-down menu:
Add gift box
- Sturdy kraft-covered box with lift-off lid - measures 22.8cm x 16.5cm x 1.7cm deep (approx. 9" x 6.5" x 0.7" deep). Box is tied shut with jute twine to complete that traditional parcel effect. Great for both gift-giving and can be re-used for storage afterwards!
Add fountain pen
- Stainless steel pen with brushed metal body. Comes with ink converter, and also takes international standard cartridges.
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FURTHER OPTIONS & CUSTOMISATION
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:
Custom collage notebooks are available with ruled, dot grid, graph and plain pages, or printed journal layouts, in A6 (pocket) or A5 (medium) sizes - which would you like? https://www.tanglecrafts.shop/shop/18745649/custom-collage-notebooks
Additionally, you can upgrade any journal yourself with a TangleCrafts notebook insert (eg pockets, index tabs, bookmarks, calendars), available separately here: https://www.tanglecrafts.shop/shop/6386953/inserts-accessories
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Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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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).
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