One of the things I've been doing during quarantine is send out handwritten letters to some of my friends and family, because everyone likes getting something in the mail. And because I'm me (passionate about both history and stationery), I've been using old-fashioned wax seals on the envelopes (using a modern stamp bought on Amazon).
Well, on eBay I just found this antique stamp that happens to have my initials carved on it. How cool is that? Got it in the mail today, and it works great.
I've added an exciting new section to my site where I recommend my favorite Pens, Pencils, and Erasers!
I didn't think much about writing instruments until I landed my first office job and found myself having to constantly write things down. That company only ordered cheap Bic pens though, and I quickly got irritated by how poorly they write: skipping on the paper, writing unevenly, with ugly, gummy ink. I didn't know a Gel pen from a Ballpoint at the time, so one day I went to Office Depot and bought one of everything. Then every day I tested a new pen out and noted the things that I liked and didn't like about it. I've been doing that for years now, and not just with pens; I test pencils, erasers, notebooks, and other stationery products to. (I even keep journals of my thoughts about each particular model.)
So with an amount of research that borderlines on having a problem, I have compiled a list of some of the very best stationery products currently on the market. If you're looking to upgrade your daily pen or pencil (and you probably should be, life is too short to write with a boring pen or pencil), then check out my suggestions here: