1878 & 1902 Handwriting and Wax Seals

Found at a Lower Garden District estate sale in New Orleans…2 letters to a Mr. George Sarpy that are of note for as many reasons…multiple wax seals on the back (or “verso”) of one and the front (or “face”) of the other showing dramatic handwriting that we now refer to as calligraphy. Back then, handwriting was…
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Saturday 4/25 @ Gallier Historic House

April  25th at Gallier Historic House in the French Quarter, New Orleans: Come learn the fine art of making your own monogram. Beginning class Saturday, April 25th 10am-Noon. Advanced class Saturday, April 25th 1-3pm. Experience the classic process of creating a custom monogram through an immersion in vintage lettering styles, monograms, crests, seals, calling cards, and more. In these…
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3/21/15 Hi-touch meets digital 2-hour classes

These hands-on beginner and advanced classes work with examples of vintage monograms, lettering styles and engravings. Students learn to make new symbols, traditional monograms, and letterforms using these historic pieces as inspiration. By tracing, combining, then retracing existing forms, new, totally original designs, monograms and letterforms are created. Beginning (10:00am-noon) and advanced (1:00-3:00pm) levels of…
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Superbowl Team Wins 5 ADDY Awards!

A fantastic project on which Mrs. Collins consulted wins Addy awards! “Congrats to the 2018 Super Bowl Bid Team.. We didn’t beat Minneapolis’s new stadium, but we did win 5 New Orleans Addy (advertising) awards awards.. Thanks Zhender Communications, The Ehrhardt Group, Phillip Collier, Harry Connick and the Marsalis School for Music, David Perrier, Nancy Sharon…
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Vogue features monogram by Nancy Sharon Collins

Happy Valentines Day 2015! Style master Jeff McKay’s ca. 1999 hand engraved Valentine heart monogram is covered in Vogue magazine. Every year Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer collaborates with McKay creating the most amazing and interesting Valentine’s Day cards ever seen. Stay tuned for this year’s!
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