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Buy old or old-looking blank paper
Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:01
I'd buy any old or old-looking writing paper. I need thin sheets, like paper used to write letters or for typewritting - preferably from early XX century, or anything that looks like that. I'd prefer to buy something like a block or a sheaf of such paper, but any amount would be most welcome - even a couple of sheets.
Any advice of substitutions would be great, because I know it's very difficult to find such a thing for true. Some kind of thin sheets (really thin, not like a printer paper), because I've seen enough of XIX - early XX c. letters to see they are thinner than the letter paper we use today. Also the color must be correct: rather creamy or with slight yellowish or grayish hue, not snowy white.
Any pointers? I'd be most grateful for any! : )
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:29
Sorry I don't have any paper but I do have a some suggestions.
I suggest buying Mead Academie Tracing paper. I use to have lots of it and it did turn creamy color (I bought it from a garage sale so it was all ready 'old') It's obviously thin but maybe too thin for you.
Or another odd suggestion is just use coffee to turn the paper creamy. Yeah, odd I know ,but I did this for a project once for school making a "medieval newspaper" or something like that...it smelt nice too. lol.
Edited by Marina, 24 August 2009 - 11:51.
Posted 24 August 2009 - 15:13
Posted 24 August 2009 - 16:20
Onionskin paper is a bit hard to find as it is no longer made and when you find it on ebay it often gets bid up quite a bit.
True that - but a lot of sellers don't know exactly what to call it, and you can get some killer deals that way. I would suggest regular searching of eBay and etsy (they sell a lot of vintage papers there) for things like vintage stationery and old stationery - and don't forget to misspell it and do parallel searches for vintage stationary and old stationary.
Missive Maven on etsy: New and vintage letter-writing tools and materials
Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:30
Posted 03 September 2009 - 19:37
Can I ask what it is for? An art project or just your own letter writing?
Posted 01 August 2010 - 14:05
The papers are of good quality (not brittle nor cracking) well stored in a temp/moisture controlled acid free.
Can send Assortment of scrap samples for $10 plus shipping
If I can be of service contact me
Posted 04 August 2010 - 02:34