Nancy Sharon Collins is the country’s leading expert on engraved social stationery and principle in her eponymous company, Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer LLC, overseeing the creation of exquisite, bespoke, hand engraved writing papers, note cards, monograms, ciphers, and ephemera. Collins authored The Complete Engraver a guide to monograms, crests, ciphers, seals, and the etiquette and history of social stationery. She’s a frequent contributor to PRINT magazine, and subject of popular media such as Town & Country, Garden & Gun, Veranda, Vogue, The New York Times, and was Martha Stewart’s TV guest talking about engraved stationery. Additionally, you can listen to a charming NPR interview with Mrs. Collins here.
Collins partners with local cultural institutions near her home in New Orleans, such as Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses, conducting stationery-centric classes such as how to craft a personal letter and create your own monogram. With Antenna Gallery, she is co-artistic director of Letters Read and is vice president of SIFT.
Mrs. Collins owned and operated the graphic design firm Nancy Feldman studio in New York City from 1978 to 2004. Clients then included Bergdorf Goodman, WaterfordWedgwood, Clinique, Prescriptives, Revlon, Charles of the Ritz, Curve fragrance, The Metropolitan Opera Shop and the Museum of Modern Art.