hey YYC, Saturday is a great day for paper lovers!

Some of Janice's offerings.

Some of Janice's offerings.

Our friend Janice of Papier Valise (featured in issue 12) will be at this Saturday's Collectibles Market at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre in Calgary from 10am-4pm. My recommendation? Go see Janice first and then head on down to UPPERCASE (our sale is 11-4). That way, you can show me what you bought from Janice and then score some more (and mostly FREE) paper ephemera from my studio clearout.

Janice will have some vintage office furniture such as a fabulous child-size industrial desk, several desk trays, postcard racks and rolling industrial files. She also has a selection of letters and numbers made of paper, metal, plastic and porcelain. There's lots more on offer, so check out the Collectibles Market.


I will have a selection of old maps, magazines, catalogues and miscellaneous paper ephemera on hand. Most of it will be free (excellent for collage art) and some of the more unique items will be modestly priced. See more of it on Instagram.


One of my special items for sale is my beloved made-in-Japan Print Gocco that comes with an array of inks, lots of bulbs and accessories. If you've ever wanted to print greeting cards or on fabric but don't want do full-on silkscreening, this is a fun tool to try. I used to print greeting cards for the shop back in the day.  

In addition to the Gocco machine, tutorial disk, instruction book, the set includes 21 different ink tubes (unused), 140 bulbs, 69 screens, ink blocker and the hand printer for fabric. The lot is $250, in person only. (UPDATE: Gocco has been sold, thanks.)

I also have some beautiful envelopes (Eames, blue A2) and Mohawk Superfine (white, A7)  leftover from my days as a stationer and paper goods designer. These would be a great score if you're sending out wedding invites...