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    Question Paper and envelope set for reasonable price

    Anyone know where these can be had? I hate writing letters on big sheets of Rhodia paper and putting them in a business size envelope. All the sets I can find are $25 USD. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Paper and envelope set for reasonable price

    I don't know whereabouts in the world you are but you might try looking on Amazon or at online pen/stationery sellers that might be available in your Country. Especially when they have sales. Envelopes and paper don't necessarily need to match. They might be less expensive if you buy them separately.
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    www.appelboom.com

    Clairefontaine Triomphe A4 (50 sheets) for EUR 4,50 with two sets (of 25) DL envelopes for EUR 2,40 each...less then EUR 10 in total...well, you have to add shipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracieB79 View Post
    Anyone know where these can be had? I hate writing letters on big sheets of Rhodia paper and putting them in a business size envelope. All the sets I can find are $25 USD. Thanks.
    I believe that Cult Pens in the UK still do free US shipping. Quote code "PENORAMA100" to get their latest 10% discount.
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    Default Re: Paper and envelope set for reasonable price

    Goulet has Clairefontaine 25 count A4 envelopes and 50-sheet A4 pad for $5 each. I have both and the paper is truly excellent.

    Only $10 for top end stationery to write 25 letters seems like an excellent value to me.

    You might find cheaper but the paper simply won't compare.

    The only downside is the paper is white. I wished I could find an off white set...

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    Oddly enough, I found good stationery sets at thrift stores. They are usually unused and still in their original packaging (if not shrink-wrapped), and they are CHEAP! I've found all combinations of linen, parchment, and "normal" paper, in addition to specialty paper from different countries (Italy, Japan, China) that people purchased on their trips and never used. I think stationery paper consisted of better quality paper in general in the past, and they've been all fountain pen friendly for me so far, including a plain paper and envelope set from Hallmark from 1994, which turned out to be on par with Clairefontaine, which is saying something!

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    Default Re: Paper and envelope set for reasonable price

    I recently purchased Strathmore 500 sheet premium writing paper 6x8 inches and 4.75x6.5 inch 25 envelopes on Amazon for less than $20 total.

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    I checked prices for Clairefontaine Triomphe A4 writing paper and DL envelopes on Cult Pens last night. 4.40 for the paper and 5.40 for DL envelopes. That converts to $12.11 for the set at full price. Yesterday it would have been 10% less with the discount offer. It's very nice FP friendly paper.
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    Default Re: Paper and envelope set for reasonable price

    Quote Originally Posted by GracieB79 View Post
    ...I hate writing letters on big sheets of Rhodia paper and putting them in a business size envelope....
    Buy A5.

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    I use a paper cutter and split the big Rhodia sheets to half size.
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    Dempsey & Carroll has sets of 10 blank sheets and cards with envelopes for $15 each ($30 for sets). On the higher side, but the quality is excellent. https://www.dempseyandcarroll.com/co...-basic-dempsey

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    Quote Originally Posted by countrydirt View Post
    I use a paper cutter and split the big Rhodia sheets to half size.
    A4 becomes A5!

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    Try KindWordsStationery on Etsy. The owner does cute sets but will work with you if you don't like what she has. You can also choose lined or unlined Tomoe River paper.
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    Default Re: Paper and envelope set for reasonable price

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GracieB79 View Post
    ...I hate writing letters on big sheets of Rhodia paper and putting them in a business size envelope....
    Buy A5.
    AGREED

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    Bond, Basildon Bond - crisp and very fountain pen friendly.

    Their Airmail stuff is blue and light which makes it ideal for international postage. Their champagne is ideal for brown inks. You will get matching envelopes.

    Amazon sells the stuff - and you get matching envelopes.

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    Default Re: Paper and envelope set for reasonable price

    I use A5 paper and C6 envelopes.

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    Default Re: Paper and envelope set for reasonable price

    I'd ask our own jbb what she has in her inventory of vintage paper, and look at her etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JBBPensPaper

    I routinely buy vintage airmail stationary sets from eBay.

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    Default Re: Paper and envelope set for reasonable price

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I'd ask our own jbb what she has in her inventory of vintage paper, and look at her etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JBBPensPaper

    I routinely buy vintage airmail stationary sets from eBay.
    ...huh? what? who summons me?????? Hi Fred. There is some onionskin and other writing paper in my Etsy store and........somewhere here I've got airmail envelopes I should list there.
    Last edited by jbb; April 19th, 2020 at 04:47 PM.
    JBBPensPaper an Etsy store

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    I went to go look on jbb's store and saw a cool little inkwell that I had to get. I blame Fred

    I use A5 Clairefontaine stationery pads and their small envelopes. Or else Tomoe River. One of my penpals made his own envelope--I think some others here have done so, too. Edit. I see I already replied to the op.
    Last edited by azkid; April 19th, 2020 at 05:25 PM.

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