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…
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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…
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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. Occasionally available at Crescent City Books across…
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Hand Engraved Stationery Lettering Styles

Exclusively from Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer, real hand engraved stationery lettering styles proprietary to this industry, in the last century. Have your bespoke, personal stationery hand engraved with your name in one of these legacy lettering styles. These are not fonts, they are hand lettering cut in steel then printed on a century-old engraving press. Shown are…
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LETTERS READ New Orleans

Letters Read is a new series of live events produced by Mrs. Collins in collaboration with Antenna Gallery in which performers interpret personal letters written by individuals vital to the history and culture of New Orleans. For the inaugural event, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Crescent City Books, we are excited to present an evening with the letters…
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