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Oct. 9, 2022

R6 Pen Pals Primer Re-issue

This episode is the Pen Pal primer. I followed this episode up with a more in-depth look at other letter writing societies: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1020967/episodes/7980349 http://www.penpalworld.com/ 2,300,000 members Eas...

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Sept. 18, 2022

R5 Mail Art Primer Re-issue

This episode is the mail art primer. (re-issue) Cling vinyl stamps allow the stamps to be used with an acrylic handle for support. Three-color stamps The TAM Rubber Stamp Archive has a collection of prints of rubber stamps ...

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Sept. 11, 2022

R4 Wax Seals Primer Re-issue

This episode is the wax seals primer. Intaglio seals are cut into the surface of the matrix. Intaglio seals are most commonly used for wax seals and create a design in raised relief in the wax. Relief seals have designs …

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Sept. 4, 2022

R3 The Paper Primer Re-issue

This is the Paper Primer. What is paper? A thin cellulose mesh Rags Make Paper Paper Makes Money Money Makes Banks Banks Make Loans Loans Make Beggars Beggars Make Rags -----Anon. English 19th C. What does it take to make …

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Aug. 28, 2022

R2 The Ink Primer Re-Issue

This episode is the Ink Primer. The Pen Addict Anderson Pens Ink Tool Richard Binder’s website 3 Oysters Bungubox Colorverse Kobe KWZ Kyoto TAG Namiki PenBBS Penlux Pilot Platinum Sailor TWSBI Taccia Vinta Inks Robert Oster S...

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Aug. 21, 2022

R1 The Pen Primer Re-issue

Re-issue note: I listened through this episode in preparation for this re-issue and I was very pleased with how well it stood up to two years in the stationery world. There were a (fortunately) few deletions and while there ...

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Aug. 7, 2022

62 Paperless Stationery?

In today’s episode, we will be talking about good old fashioned letter writing, how it is good for your brain and my recent experience in going *gasp*... paperless. Postal Bulletin Webb Space telescope stamps https://about.us...

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July 24, 2022

61 Industrial Origami

In today’s episode, we will be talking about how to fold paper will make the world better. Postal bulletin Pony Cars and as many California State Fair postmarks as your heart could desire https://about.usps.com/postal-bulleti...

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July 10, 2022

60 The slow information revolution

In today’s episode, we will be talking about how to improve your thinking through handwriting and letter writing. Postal Bulletin Buzz Lightyear stamps!! https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2022/pb22601/html/info_008.htm N...

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June 26, 2022

59 The letters we write.

In today’s episode, we will be talking about letters we write to loved ones and new stuff hitting Kickstarter. New acquisitions? John bought another Mythic Pen , this one is in Brook’s Golden Rule, cannot wait to see it in …

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June 12, 2022

58 Return of the Shiny!

In today’s episode, we will be talking about getting the Postal Service into shape and shiny pens that you pretty much just get to look at. USPS Price Increase we missed two months ago: Postal Bulletin Mariachi and Migratory ...

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May 29, 2022

57. Off to see the wizard!

In today’s episode, we will be talking about Wearingeul Inks and more Singaporean stationery stores and maybe some write in the dark pens.. Postal Bulletin Floral geometry stamps The F1 Montegrappa pen https://montegrappa.com...

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May 15, 2022

56 Going to the Mountain

In today’s episode, we will be talking about strange things afoot in the ink world and apparently all things Mont Blanc. Acquisitions John- New Super Orange Mark One from Studio Neat Postal Bulletin Katharine Graham (1917–200...

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May 1, 2022

55 Two Crazy Years

In today’s episode, we celebrate 2 years of Stationery Orbit! We'll also talk about Postal Banking, some really expensive pens and some comforting storing about post offices and stationery stores. The current top five episode...

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April 17, 2022

54 Saturday night's alright for fighting

This episode covers some Postal Services offerings we missed, some fun articles that are stationery adjacent, and some very expensive stationery offerings. Evan’s New Acquisitions: (I know I said I’d be trying not to buy anyt...

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April 3, 2022

53 Stuff we missed and other oddities

In today’s episode, we have news from the Postal Service, stationery exploration from Singapore and more places for you addicts to get your stationery fix. John latest acquisitions: Sakura Midori letter paper Iroshizuku inks ...

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March 20, 2022

52 Getting Straight with Straits Pens

And in today's episode, we are joined live from Singapore by the two founders of Straits Pens, Sunny and Lip, and they were kind enough to come on the show with us to discuss their Honest Inks line and the …

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March 6, 2022

51. Getting Your Fix

In today’s episode, we have news from the Postal Service, stationery exploration from Singapore and more places for you addicts to get your stationery fix. New Aquisitoins: Figboot Leonardo Momento (Zero?) Shel Silverstein st...

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Feb. 20, 2022

50. Evan and Other Evan

In today’s episode, we have a guest that is from the fountain pen world. Evan Rosenberg is the co-creator along with his father Julian Rosenberg of the Penquisition Blog. Acquisitions? John- Mythic Pen Aeschylus XL in Cool To...

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Feb. 6, 2022

49 Letters for more than pen pals

In today’s episode, we’ll look at the latest postal bulletin and news about the next-gen vehicles, the Pen Addict Slack survey results, and more reasons to write letters than being a pen pal. USPS releases Title IX stamps and...

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Jan. 23, 2022

48 New look at old letters

New stamp releases https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2022/0111-usps-reveals-more-stamps-for-2022.htm Postal Bulletin (1/13/22) https://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2022/pb22589/html/info_010.htm Letters of N...

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Jan. 9, 2022

47 New Year New Groove

In today's episode, we'll be catching up with the latest postal bulletin talking about the new year and some new goals for the new year and talking about some other stuff out of the letter, writing world New Acquisitions John...

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Dec. 26, 2021

46. Mea culpa

Sometimes life throws you a curveball. This last week was one of those times. I'm happy to be safely back in the US, but this week's normal episodes was a casualty of life's craziness this last week. My sincere apologies …

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Dec. 12, 2021

45. Spiral locking into the holidays

EP 45 In today’s episode, we will be catching up with the latest postal bulletin, some great letter locking new and more news of letter writing and stationery coming into the holidays. 12/2 Postal bulletin USPS Holiday Stamps...

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