Only in Australia, we called them exercise books, not note books. By the 60's, there were different colored covers on the spiral notebooks. Upon a Fold and Paper Boat Press are also a good bet. My heart is singing! It came lined and unlined, with and without pithy little sayings, embossed or not, etc. Fountain pens were still regarded as better, biros were blobby and regarded as terribly bad for handwriting.
Storage boxes I really must have are you sensing the urgency? I have things from my grandparents where there are notes about many different things written on one sheet of paper or even previously used envelopes. In their box of old papers and such, there were more pads they'd absently held on to over the years, not any different than most of today's, except, they didn't have nice little perforations. Treat yourself and have a peek at them.
My heart is singing! And don't forget how much stamps cost back then - I'm pretty sure we were still at four cents for regular US Mail.
Kids weren't allowed to take a piece of paper and draw two lines and decide they wanted a clean piece. Oh, you posted while I was writing my comment.
And don't forget how much stamps cost back then - I'm pretty sure we were still at four cents for regular US Mail. I was given a Parker Jotter Premium ballpoint pen with my name engraved in cursive — it was the height of luxury in Hobart! Diaries This purchase is an annual pleasure for me. It came in all grades of paper, and in all colors. It cam with and without perforations. They also had a couple of bank freebie checking account minders that were spiral wound and printed on the same sort of paper as checks.
I'm looking for a replacement! All school children I met used them instead of biros. One of the nice advantages of the boxed stationery sets was that the box also served as a mini desk - so you could take your stationery box and pen and sit outside under a tree to write letters. I was writing long before sixties, and no one I ever knew used a dip pen.
The sets contained 12 envelopes, front sheets, and 12 plain back sheets. Her blog is a delightful read as well. That, my friends, would be stationery heaven for me. Treat yourself and have a peek at them.
Your time period of is right on the break point between going from the austerity of the WWII period and the 50's to the abundance period of the later periods. I was given a Parker Jotter Premium ballpoint pen with my name engraved in cursive — it was the height of luxury in Hobart! It wasn't unusual for a person to have multiple boxes of stationery so you could pick and choose the design most appropriate to the occasion or person writing to. A few brands were different, but nearly all the famous brands are still around. And one day, just maybe, I might even own a gorgeous Mont Blanc fountain pen.