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    Default Scored some very cool onion skin paper

    I just received some onion skin paper I bought on eBay. "Vintage" onion skin, because it turns out they don't make it any more. (Actually, there's one place that's started making what they're calling onion skin, but I've seen more than a few reviewers say it's not the same. I haven't tried any myself, but according to the advertising, it's 100% wood fiber, and since the old stuff was usually about 25% cotton, I don't see how it could be the same.)

    The paper that just arrived has a watermark — the logo of the old Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. That makes the paper extra cool. I'm posting a photo of the watermark below. That big fat thing is my thumb, for scale.

    It's beautiful paper for writing on in fountain pen. It's thinner than Tomoe River, I'm pretty sure, and you can only write on one side because it's translucent, almost gossamer-like. But the surface is great, takes ink like a dream with no feathering whatsoever. And ink dries faster on it than on slick, coated paper.

    I didn't even know that they stopped making onion skin paper until I tried to buy some. Used to be you could find it in every stationer's and just about every drug store you walked into. I never dreamed it would go away. It's almost like one day you go to the store to buy a pencil, only to discover they've stopped making them, but you could still buy a #2 Ticonderoga on eBay for $8 or $10. Of course the eraser might be hard as a rock, but hey...

    Anyway, here's the watermark:

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    Default Re: Scored some very cool onion skin paper

    One of my late uncles worked for ATSF for his entire working life - first hitch in Galveston and then he wrapped up his career at the Temple, TX office.

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    Nice! I love old, watermarked paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    Nice! I love old, watermarked paper.
    You have some nice watermarked onion skin paper in your Etsy store, I see. How does Etsy work? I remember a few years ago I found something I wanted to buy in an Etsy store and I had to jump through all sorts of hoops, including setting up a Facebook account, to buy it. Since I refuse to have a Facebook account, because I hate Facebook, I ended up setting up a Facebook account (now defunct) for my cat, and used that, but it was a monumental hassle. Is that still part of the process, or have they made it any easier? I saw a couple of things in your store that looked intriguing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    Nice! I love old, watermarked paper.
    You have some nice watermarked onion skin paper in your Etsy store, I see. How does Etsy work? I remember a few years ago I found something I wanted to buy in an Etsy store and I had to jump through all sorts of hoops, including setting up a Facebook account, to buy it. Since I refuse to have a Facebook account, because I hate Facebook, I ended up setting up a Facebook account (now defunct) for my cat, and used that, but it was a monumental hassle. Is that still part of the process, or have they made it any easier? I saw a couple of things in your store that looked intriguing...
    You can buy on Etsy as a "guest" (so you don't have to join) and you can use Paypal or a credit card to pay.
    JBBPensPaper an Etsy store

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    That onion skin paper looks great. Good buy. The next time I'm in the US I'm planning to try and get some.
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    Jbb has some very lovely papers in her store, as well as other things. And she always packages them up so nicely.
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    And those gorgeous dip pens! I broke down and ordered one just now. Can't wait to receive it!

    Last edited by calamus; January 27th, 2019 at 12:53 AM.
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    have you tried the stone paper calamus ? I love the stone paper . someone sent me a stone paper notebook for my bday last year and I just love the paper and it does not
    bleed through either .

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    Onionskin makes me happy. I thrill to the crinkly sound. So does my small terrier, who is sure I've opened a snack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomatogardener59 View Post
    have you tried the stone paper calamus ? I love the stone paper . someone sent me a stone paper notebook for my bday last year and I just love the paper and it does not
    bleed through either .
    I have heard that over time the stone paper can be hard on fountain pen nibs. I don't know how true that is. Does anyone else know if it is? (Not to disparage your paper choices, tomatogardener59--I just want to be sure that you are able to keep your pens in good order.)

    P.S. Did you know there is a "show us your dog" forum? What's your dog's name? Looks like a cutie!
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    that is my stella and she is a border collie and I actually have five dogs all rescues from the woods behind my house . yes people use those woods for dumping grounds I walk back there all the time I have found cats back there begging for help which I have gotten home for and several dogs which if I did not take in I found homes for . I found my german shepherd back there half starved and almost dead . I despise people who do that and I have reported that area as a dumping ground back there .

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    thanks for the info on the stone paper did not know all that info but good to learn . people think they doing something good for the earth but they are buying chemicals LOL .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomatogardener59 View Post
    that is my stella and she is a border collie and I actually have five dogs all rescues from the woods behind my house . yes people use those woods for dumping grounds I walk back there all the time I have found cats back there begging for help which I have gotten home for and several dogs which if I did not take in I found homes for . I found my german shepherd back there half starved and almost dead . I despise people who do that and I have reported that area as a dumping ground back there .
    Off topic, but HATE that too. People drop off entire litters of puppies in our cemetery.
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    Thank you. I just ordered some onion skin paper from JBB. It is wonderful paper and hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomatogardener59 View Post
    that is my stella and she is a border collie and I actually have five dogs all rescues from the woods behind my house . yes people use those woods for dumping grounds I walk back there all the time I have found cats back there begging for help which I have gotten home for and several dogs which if I did not take in I found homes for . I found my german shepherd back there half starved and almost dead . I despise people who do that and I have reported that area as a dumping ground back there .
    You are a good person. Those poor animals were lucky you found them.
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