America’s Top Paper Artisans article by Lynn Yeager in Travel & Leisure lists Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer—second stationer from the top—as one of the top engraved stationery purveyors. This is one of a treasure trove of archived articles singing Mrs. Collins’s bespoke hand engraved skills, services, and products. Here’s another Travel & Leisure article from 2001 (well before her relocation to New Orleans.) Mrs. Collins’s studio moved from Manhattan back in 2004, so don’t go looking for her in New York City anymore. Here’s one from Vogue, 2009.
Mrs. Collins prides herself on offering the highest quality bespoke hand engraved stationery and also offers a few, rarified, ready-made hand engraved stationery items such as the little image on the lower right, the “Pale Pink” hand engraved “Thank You”. This is one of the limited edition cards and stationery items available from the little shopping section of this website. These products are produced in small batch editions, and some—such as the black and fawn notes shown large here—are special order, so inquiries can be useful if timing is an issue.
Each black or fawn “Thank You” note is hand engraved on extraordinarily thick, 100% cotton rag museum board hand bevelled and edged in silver. A few remain in our archive and can be bought as a special order. Alternatively, larger quantities can be ordered custom. Inquiries, pricing, timing and general inquiries are always welcome.
Collins offers three levels of service: Bespoke, Curated, and Petite Suite. Bespoke is as would be expected, it is completely custom, by hand, and totally unique to the client. The resulting hand engraved stationery is unlike anyone else’s in the world. Petite Suite is the entry level, and the Curated Collection, soon to be launched, is in between.