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Images have been uploaded to the FPN server since we have upgraded.  I've also edited the posts to include the name of the paper so that you can search within the thread.

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God amber, I didn't realize it was so long ago.

The third year of those Aldi papers I'd planned to buy enough to gift the world....but they never carried them again.

Those papers were the ones that gave me a 'cheap' jump start into papers.

 

My wife just retired, so I ended up cleaning up my bear den, and your letters were sitting right where I could find them....after I took the jackhammer to them.

You will get more paper.....

Same assortment as last time? If you wish.....do realize lazy is my middle name.  Or do you just wish one or two?

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

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@Bo Bo Olson My favorite paper was the hammered paper.  If you ever find that again, let me know, I'd love to buy some. It is really special.

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Amber, Don't have any of that paper right now...but think the gramage  Appears to be 80g...ok Rhoda is 80g.

Couldn't find any of that MK paper in hammered.

Will be sending you some of that Aldi, hammered and the rest of the four.

 

I have the MK 95 gram typewriter paper, only good on one side in it's typewriter paper. All typewriter papers are only coated on one side, in typewriting was only done on one side.

 

MK was max krause , so that helps in Googling.

 

What Ever you Do, buy no other paper by Brunnen other than MK. MK had been a big name in the '30-50-60's that went bankrupt. Brunnen bought up the name and astoundingly kept it good.

I must have bought 8-10 thankfully thin packs of of different  Brunnen papers with great hopes.....ALL ended up in the printer.....even the dinkle edged stuff.

 

Don't buy Rössler paper; feathers one and all...........one (100-120g)was so sinfully nice to write on it would be made illegal to use in Kansas on Sunday; but feathered enough I was so glad I only bought a few sheets at my B&M....a long time ago. I'd bought three types in hopes of getting better and it didn't.

 

That Amber was back when I found that Aldi paper they only had for two years. I'd showed up the third year at start of school sales, and no more of the good paper.

 

A whole mile away is a German post office, that has a Oxford Optic 90g spiral notebook, which I need....and big envelopes....It's bad when tortoises roar by and snails honk to pass. :blush:

:D Still have enough of that Aldi paper to share with you.....will.

 

Once there were 'pads' of MK paper with only 50 sheets, which was what I normally cheaped out with.

 

I remember a few times going into the B&M, looking at the 'expensive' paper, saying that will cut into my ink purchase...so got two inks instead.

Weak willed.....may have had money for a warm Subway cookie....afterwards.....but mostly I'm waste money there on my way to my B&M; its only a block up. It's sad when one lets a warm chocolate chip cookie ruin a days plan....make that a assorted six pack. Usually have three left by the time I get to my B&M.:rolleyes:

 

My B&M was last only carrying the 100 sheet typewriter paper. Don't think they had any the last time I was there....or I was having a cheap fit. 

 

Brunnen ....Writing Pad MK Watermarks A4 Plain 50 Sheets White ...E6.95 on Amazon, probably the  other non-typewriter paper I sent you. Does have a watermark. Didn't say hammered.

The MK  95 G Typewriting paper costs E 8.49. 100 sheets.

 

Not on Amazon There is another 95g office paper but Brunnen wants you to look for a dealer. E9.25 100sheets.

 

Shipping from Germany is so, so, much cheaper than US mail.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

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Amber, just sent you a PM with whats coming.

But just read, you really liked the marbled paper, and that paper I have enough to send you a unopend pack, plus what was already in the big wide envelope.

 

Just today I was looking at that (horrible)  HP 'color' laser paper, and thankfully didn't buy any because it was only 80g, and I've gone over to 90g for my printer. In I want shading when making notes or editing my scribbling....well hard to get if using an EF pen, but there's always the back and a wider nib.

 

Lucked out at a new source for my Oxford Optic 90g spiral notebooks....threw a snit when the German store where they hide local post offices now, didn't have any. (just cheap ball point spiral notebooks)  ..... and like a fool I'd not bought the Oxford Optic 90g out, thinking the good paper would 'always' be there.

Ball point users have no idea what good paper is, so why pay for it. I can see that as wasted shelf space.:crybaby:

 

I really can't believe it's been 8 years; since I sent that paper to Amber. **

 

I still see my self rather noobie with only some 40 papers, even before I read this thread again and the new stuff. Now I know it.

So many nice papers.

 

Dr. Dr. Amber. Doctor of Paper and Doctor of Ink.

sort of a German joke, or perhaps even Stateside, when one has more than one doctorate. Dr. Dr. Professor and so on.

 

Of course often that don't help much of you have a heart attack. ;)

 

** My Doctorate is in Procrastination. :happyberet:

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

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Forgot to mention...for MK paper,  ...German postal cost to The States is @ 2/3's cheaper than from the States to Germany.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

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:headsmack::headsmack::gaah::wallbash:

SORRY!!!  I went to the local 'dorf'  post office where they have only minimum wage workers....and for a @ pound package that she didn't even weigh said, it cost E 95 to mail to the States. Due to lack of flights....which is BS Major.

Ignorance of non-professional postal workers.

 

My wife went on line and at the main post office, on line, it would be e15. (reasonable for a pound...that was not weighed at the 'drug' store, no drugs sold but personal care products mostly,dorf post office. .........right across the street they had a real post office they closed.:headsmack:

 

So if idiots  at MK  carrying companies go to such a post office; it would not be as cheap as it was last year.... ...be cheaper to buy that $10.00 a sheet Italian hand made paper. (one sheet is on my wish list)

So Amber's paper package will be delayed until reality phases in.

 

Tomorrow or the next day I'll let you know if the dorf, tiny village, post office is wrong or not.

 

I really don't want to cut the package into 20 different ones per paper type..

I was late as it was.............I mean, what's 8 years to a procrastinator?

 

An up to now I didn't have a complaint about German Post.............how odd to think US post as 'cheap'. :lticaptd:

 

 

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

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