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Stationery - Pendemonium!

Updated July 21, 2015

While computers are great and we at Pendemonium are glad you're using yours to read this, nothing tops a personal handwritten note.

Handwritten letters are saved and cherished over the years and serve as small bits of our own personal history. Email, texts - how many of those do you save for posterity? Probably not too many. Get your fountain pen inked up and start writing today.

Pendemonium strives to offer fountain pen and ink friendly stationery. The experience of a fine fountain pen gliding across a smooth piece of stationery is a thing of joy. We know some of you like a little"tooth" in your writing papers and we always make note of that in the items for sale here in our stationery aisle.

In a perfect world, every fountain pen would write equally well on every piece of paper it touches, however we do not live in a perfect world. Different pens have different flows, different inks offer up different behaviors as well. 

That combination of pen and ink may write perfectly one one type of paper and totally stall out or bleed profusely on another type.  

Be prepared to experiment with your pen, ink and paper choices - that just gives you another excuse to write with your fountain pens!

Let your fountain pen make a statement!

 

Masters Collection - The Masters Collection features quality examples of hand drawn, ornate pictorial calligraphy also known as flourishing. Beauty and grace combine for a harmonious design. Notecards are printed on a fine linen paper, very suitable for fountain pen and drawing inks. Foldover card measures 4.5 x 6.25 inches. Printed and designed in the US by Ziller Studios. Each packet contains ten foldover notecards and matching envelopes.

ZLRCD-MAUVE $5

Flourished notecards, plum on mauve paper

 

ZLRCD-CREAM $5

Flourished notecards, sepia on cream paper

ZLRCD-GREY $5

Flourished notecards, charcoal on dove grey paper

Pendemonium Exclusives

One of a Kind Stationery Boxes

As we wander around the country searching for old writing equipment, we see a lot of other old things in the antique and junque shops. One of the items that always catches our eye is old and unusual boxes, so we started gathering them up as we found nice ones. We have filled the boxes with ink friendly paper. There are a variety of styles of boxes to suit everyone's tastes and perhaps decorating style. None are so large as to overwhelm your desk. Perfect for keeping some nice writing paper nearby. Your fountain pens will love the paper inside! Each Stationery Box is Truly Unique!

 

SB-007A $20

Sugar Daddy Candy Lunch box - Sugar Daddy Candy advertisement on a tiny lunch box styled metal container complete with a bright red handle. Measures 4.25 x 2.75 inches, depth is 1 3/8 inches. Filled with 100 sheets of Carnival soft white linen finish 20 lb paper.

SB-007 $15

Junk Art Mosaic Stationery Box - Solid wood box marked Japan on the bottom in a tan and black two tone finish, the top has little irregular shaped glazed tiles randomly inset. Lid lifts off. Measures 3.75 x 2.75 and is 1.75 inches tall. Filled with Wausau Royal Marble Parchtone Smokey Quartz which is a soft & subtle shades of grey and blue. 24LB smooth writing finish.

SB-015 $20

Copper Bling Box -Wood box with lift off lid has a glittery copper finish, the lid is topped with tiny round metallic gold emblems and yellow "gems". Measures 3.25 square and is 1 5/8 inches tall. Filled with 100 sheets of Carnival soft white linen finish 20 lb paper.

SB-016 $20

Golden Bling Box - Wood box with lift off lid has a glittery golden finish, the lid is topped with tiny round metallic gold emblems and yellow "gems". Measures 3.25 square and is 1 5/8 inches tall. Filled with 100 sheets of Carnival soft white linen finish 20 lb paper.

A Pendemonium Exclusive! Hand Made Correspondence Sets

HMS-001 $10

Hand Made Correspondence Set - vintage-look stamp of a Montblanc 1920 automobile complete with white star tires and a Montblanc fountain pen on the roof.. G Lalo Verges de France heavy weight tan card embellished with gold parchment and matching gold parchment envelopes. Subtle gold and tan papers make an elegant statement. Cards measure 4.25 x 6 inches. Set of 3 cards and envelopes. Pendemonium Exclusive!

HMS-002 $10

Hand Made Correspondence Set - vintage-look stamp of a Montblanc 1920 automobile complete with white star tires and a Montblanc fountain pen on the roof.. G Lalo Verges de France heavy weight tan card embellished with vintage tan laid paper and matching pastel yellow parchment envelopes. Subtle yellow and tan papers make an elegant statement. Cards measure 4.25 x 6 inches. Set of 3 cards and envelopes. Pendemonium Exclusive!

Other Stationery

We're always on the search for the odd and unusual, especially stationery, since there just isn't a lot of it being made anymore that works well with fountain pens.

From time to time we find fountain pen friendly stationery and when we find it, this is where it lands!

Hope you'll check back from time to time, you just never know what might turn up here.

 

MM-519 $10

Mozart Loose Leaf Music Paper - Great illustration of Mozart and the Birthplace of Mozart in Salzburg Germany on the pastel blue paper band. This new old stock paper measures 8 x 10.5 inches and is three hole bunched for a notebook. As the paper wrapping band says, this is Staff-Ruled for writing music. There are 10 staffs per side, the page is ruled on both sides. There was no feathering with Our Exclusive Legal Lapis, Noodler's Black or Pelikan Blue Black, the three inks I used to test on the paper. The ink does not bleed through to the reverse side, although there is a light shadow where you can see there was writing on the other side. The package contains 20 sheets of music paper.

MM-539 $25

Italian Journal. Supple leather cover. Soft ivory Italian ruled paper is fountain pen friendly and typical of Italian papers has good substance and a lovely extra smooth feel to it. Very wet writing nibs may show through on the reverse side of page. We experienced no feathering or bleed through with "average" nibs and inks. Soft grey ruling, 1/4 inch spacing. Measures 6 5/8 x 5 inches, brown leather cube & leaf motif, 110 sheets.

MM-541 $20

Italian Journal. Supple leather cover. Soft ivory Italian ruled paper is fountain pen friendly and typical of Italian papers has good substance and a lovely extra smooth feel to it. Very wet writing nibs may show through on the reverse side of page. We experienced no feathering or bleed through with "average" nibs and inks. Soft grey ruling, 1/4 inch spacing. Measures 5.25 x 3.75 inches, brown leather crocodile motif, 110 sheets.

MM-598 $12 each

Blue Sky Address Book - Organizers: Stay Organized! White stitched edge black leather address book organizer has insert space in the front cover for a 4x6 photo. These already had nice Route 66 postcards (un-used) inserted and that works for us. You can send the postcard to someone you love and insert something different in the front if you so desire! The inside front cover has a small pocket for stashing loose papers. A spiral bound insert in the center includes a clear sheet for business cards and a clear zipper pocket to stash little notes. Contacts section is indexed and there is lots of space to use write in your favorite people and their addresses - you're here on the Pendemonium website, that means you write letters, right? Additional ruled pages for notes and scribbles. Things to Do tablet inserted inside the inside back cover. There is even a loop to keep a favorite pen handy. Exterior dimensions: 4.75 x 6.5 inches. Sheet size is: 4 x 6 inches. New condition, never used, except that I snitched one sheet of the Things To Do pad to do a test write on. You can see the results in the photo! Yes, someone is going to come up one sheet short on their Things to Do Tablet, but I figured knowing about paper quality would trump that. Mint condition. Several available at the time of posting.

Sealing Wax & Seals

"The Art of Sealing a Letter"

Do not begin by thrusting the end of the wax into the flame and conveying it in a flaming spatter to your envelope. Take plenty of time and hold the wax above the flame of the candle, but not near enough to burn; a burnt wax makes a streaky seal and is hard to manage. When the wax has gradually softened, apply it with a circular movement upon the place to be sealed, rub it around and down until you have a circle of proper size and thickness and apply the seal. The result should be a clear-cut impression.

These instructions were found in a wax seal boxed set from the early 1900's.

Today, sealing wax is used by lovers of refined correspondence and those who require sealing wax for special occasions such as wedding invitations, diplomas and certificates of distinction.


FAUX SEALING WAX

Faux sealing wax is all the rage! Flexible seals can survive mailing far better than than old fashioned sealing wax, so if the seal must go on the outside of an envelope, this wax is the one the use. Plus it's simple to use, no flame involved. Just pop a stick in your mini glue gun and squeeze out 6-10 seals per stick.

Beautiful colors and perfect for seals on Holiday Cards, Anniversary Announcements, Bridal Shower and Wedding Invitations, Birthday Cards, Gift Wrapping, Paper Embellishments and just about anything else you want to add a little touch of class to.

Faux Wax Sticks are 4" long and 0.28" diameter and can be used in low, high or dual-temperature MINI glue guns. Sold in sets of 5 sticks.

FWAX-ASST $5

Faux Wax - Assorted

Faux Wax Sticks, varied Assorted Colors, pk of 5 sticks

FWAX-GRN $5

Faux Wax - Green

Faux Wax Sticks, Dark Green, pk of 5 sticks

FWAX-GLD $5

Faux Wax - Gold

Faux Wax Sticks, Gold, pk of 5 sticks

FWAX-SLV $5

Faux Wax - Silver

Faux Wax Sticks, Silver, pk of 5 sticks

Vintage Wax Seals

(Sorry, none available at this time)

PLEASE NOTE! Most sealing wax placed on the outside of an envelope will not survive the trip through the postal service's automated mail handling equipment. The Faux Wax listed above has a better chance than most for arriving intact, but even this can sometimes fall off while in the postal service's hands.

Eric Shackle in Australia has written a fun and informative article, To Talk of Sealing-Wax, about sealing wax and wax seals. We thought you may enjoy reading it, too. http://bdb.co.za/shackle/articles/sealing_wax.htm

Stationery Size Conversions

Several of the papers we sell are made in France. Across the Atlantic metric is standard for measurement. Below you will find conversion charts with measurements in both mm and inches.
  


 
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