Whenever possible, I buy antique documents in bulk lots. It is the only way to be able to sell them even remotely affordably, especially once the cost of shipping from France is factored in. Shipping costs on their own are enormous, prohibitive, and at times, terrifying. The added bonus of bulk lots is the covers and dividers and other snippets of paper, less than perfect, that would have been thrown away if the lot had been sorted carefully. Those are my favourite bits. Combined with some hand-tinted engravings from 1837, I am a happy girl.
Last week I mentioned a giveaway of 1700s French papers. That's on hold until the next box arrives. I'm hoping to find some real treasures and expand the giveaway to include several paper loving souls. If you belong to that particular tribe, stay tuned - more information soon. In the meantime I must return to stalking my mailman...
Etsy Sale on now through Sunday - 20% off EVERYTHING!
Use the code 20SALE for your discount. Please enter coupon code carefully at checkout as I cannot apply it after the fact for you.
To make your weekend even a little sweeter, you will receive one of our antique paper dollies with your order, reproduced as a teeny tiny woodcut by our dear friend Helga. These little gals are the end result of a steady diet of French ephemera.