Many of us that sell Antiques & Vintage wares often dream of having our own brick and mortar storefront. Some of you actually are living your dream. There are moments when this longing is so strong that my stomach does little somersaults when I close my eyes and begin to visualize the layout of my store. My biggest challenge would be to decide on what area to specialize in. I simply love them all. If I had to narrow it down though it would probably be a vintage stationery store. Some days I'm actually thinking of designing it like an old mercantile with an oak counter that sits between the customer and me the shopkeeper. Behind me would be antique oak shelves, cubbies and drawers full of old stationery supplies.
I'd love to sell Blank Notebooks like this one. I found a lovely collection of them. There isn't a stitch of information about where these were made, nor any information about the company that made them. They are lovely and charming. I was so happy to find them on Saturday at an estate sale.
Some of the books have pages with letters on them. If you run your finger along the edge it feels like they were stamped on a letterpress machine.
Besides notebooks I'd love to sell vintage linen paper, pen ink, typewriters, pencils, red and ivory gummed labels, letter press machines and so much more.
These notebooks are heading to the Antique Society priced at $6 a book.
What is your top favorite vintage stationery item to find at an estate sale?