Book keeping ledger, the old-school way to keep your accounts in order. Learn effective methods and behavior for small, craft-based business practices in an intimate class.


Bid now for a unique opportunity to learn strategic business skills from veteran design and stationery expert, Nancy Sharon Collins, in the 5-hour class, Design & Book Arts Entrepreneurship. This is an intimate opportunity: Only four (4) seats are being offered in this fund raising auction. (See bidding details, below.) Who would gain skills by…
Read More »



Antenna, in collaboration with stationer Nancy Sharon Collins, is accepting submissions to be read by the submitter to a live audience at LETTERS READ: Letters of Regret: Wednesday, September 13th 6:30pm at Antenna Gallery 3718 Saint Claude Avenue New Orleans, LA 70117 Admission is free and open to the public. Submit your crushing job rejection…
Read More »

Ca. 1997 Nancy Sharon Collins was commissioned by NYC photographer, Nina Subin, to create hand engraved business stationery for her. To their first meeting, she brought friend Stephen Doyle, who was helping her identify an arcane lettering style they wanted to use. A Cronite Masterplate style was identified as the match, but with one caveat: Some serifs had to be left off. Being a hand engraved process, this was no problem.  Subin continues using this quiet, yet iconic style for her branding and on her website.

Cronite Masterplate Article in PRINT Magazine

Read Mrs. Collins’s recent article in PRINT Magazine on stationery engravers lettering styles from the last century. Here’s an excerpt: “Many social stationery fonts, such as London Script and Bank Gothic, have origins in letterpress printing. Amazingly, there are over three hundred more lettering styles from another source, social stationery engraving. Most of these have never…
Read More »

Daughter of Felix Grima and Adelaide Montegut, died unmarried. Photograph courtesy of Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses.

LETTERS READ: Hermann & Grima Family Letters

Thursday, June 29th, 2017, 6:30-8pm, Tickets limited: 30 guests maximum LETTERS READ Ca. 1830 to the American Civil War 
 Hermann-Grima House 820 St. Louis Street, NOLA Tickets at the door are $10 Regular Admission / $7 Seniors / $5 Members LETTERS READ is an ongoing series of live events in which performers read historically important…
Read More »

Carry these five poems in your pocket. By Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer.

Pocket Poems

What would you give for poems you can pluck from your pocket when needing a little lift? Is $10 too much? Mrs. Collins partnered with New Orleanian poet Jason Moore to create this collection of itty-bitty engraved poems—there are five—to be carried in your pocket. Or pocket book. With shipping via USPS Priority, that’s $17.50,…
Read More »

Page 1 of 1212345...10...Last »