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Recycled Rainbow - Upcycled Machin postage stamp notebook, custom-made, mail art

Recycled Rainbow - Upcycled Machin postage stamp notebook, custom-made, mail art
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Upcycled Machin Postage Stamp Collage
One of a kind, for first class notes!

MADE TO ORDER - please allow 5 days from date of order for your customised notebook to be stampified! It will be similar but not identical to the pictured notebook (due to postmarks etc).

Simply packaged in a plain cellophane packet your handy pocket-sized A6 notebook will be stampified into something utterly unique. No-one else will ever own a notebook quite like this one!

The front cover is entirely covered with used postage stamps (except for a narrow border around the edge). The back cover is left blank, except for a hand-stamped TangleMail Prioritaire postmark, as seen in pic 2. The postmark will be date-stamped with the date of collage, or can be customised with an alternative date (eg birthday, anniversary etc) upon request - just let me know at checkout.

Simply packaged in a plain cellophane packet, this is a customised, high quality Muji notebook with firm-but-flexible kraft cardstock cover, secure stitched binding, and grey binding tape covering the outer spine. Inside are 30 feint ruled pages (60 sides to write on). The notebook is A6 size (approx. 10.5 x 14.8 cm - a tiny bit larger than a Moleskine small cahier) - ideal for tucking into a pocket or throwing into a bag/purse for notes-on-the-go.

Pic 4 courtesy of Philippa Stanton - check out more of her work on her blog:


There's something truly fascinating about the way a simple, infinitely repeated design (such as the Machin postage stamp) can also provide infinite variety in the tiny differences acquired during exposure to the world's postal systems. I was fascinated by the patchwork effect of the stamps when laid out side by side and the First Class Notebook was born...

The postage stamps have all been individually soaked from their original envelopes, dried, then glued into place with an acid-free, xylene-free adhesive. They still bear fragments of postmarks and other cancellation marks as a testament to their former active service with the Royal Mail.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by TangleCrafts within 5 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £1.75 £9.50

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man

£3.50 £1.00
USA and Canada £4.50 £1.00
Rest of the World £4.75 £1.00

Returns Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.

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