Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

I didn’t only buy Cadbury’s Twirls when I was in New York. That would have been a waste. I explored the city. I went to Broadway:


They had a whole wall dedicated to Post-it Notes:


I bought two Post-it Note flag pens:


Geoff Nicholson is a big fan of Post-it Note flag pens.

I also bought some Wite-Out:


Then I went to a shop called Typewriters ‘N Things:


I didn’t actually see any typewriters in the shop, maybe they had them in the back or something. They had a fine selection of notebooks. I bought a set of three Writersblok notebooks and a Dixon Ticonderoga pencil:


The man in the shop offered to sharpen the pencil for me, but I said it was fine. I recently bought a 1970s vintage Staedtler pencil sharpener from eBay, so when that arrives, I can use that:


I thought the frontage to this shop looked amazing:


I was tempted to buy this:


Especially as the was 50% off, but it was a bit bulky and I didn’t fancy carrying it around all day.

Instead, I bought a Trodat date stamp:


I’ve always liked date stamps, probably because for many years I worked in libraries.

The box was a bit battered, but the stamp itself is beautiful:


It must have been on the shelf a long time without anyone buying it. The date range runs from 01/01/1986 through to 31/12/1997. It must have been sitting on that shelf since the late 1980s, and for the last thirteen years it has been functionally obsolete. I think the date bands are replaceable, but I’ll keep it the way it is.

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