Once the paper of choice for discerning letter writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, onion skin is less than half the thickness of regular computer paper and just a tad heavier than tissue.
True onion skin has not been manufactured in this country for over 40 years. Lucky for well-healed letter writers that Mrs. Collins had the foresight to purchase and store thousands of white, water blue, canary yellow, and orange sheets and is once again creating gossamer stationery for contemporary use.
In this luxury line, each envelope is made by hand and fully-lined in the European tradition. Because of its cotton rag content, onion skin is magnificent when hand engraved, and especially suited to bespoke hand engraved monograms (for which Mrs. Collins is so well known!)
Onion skin is available for bespoke (custom) orders only.