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With 50 heavy pages and 30 pockets and envelopes for stashing stuff, this big travel journal has room for an avid writer, artist, photographer or scrapbook enthusiast to chronicle an epic journey. The spine will expand to double its size to accommodate lots of additions, ephemera and photos. That's lots of scope for imagination! This book is pictured using a vintage world map, but it can be covered with the map of your choice.

****This item is made to order. Please note the currently processing time under the "Shipping & Policies tab where it says "Ready to Ship in . . . ".

Bottom Line:
Size: 9-1/4 x 6-7/8" (25 cm x 16 cm)
Pages: 40 (80 front and back)--ten folded into pockets
Covers: New Davey board cut to size and covered with prints of a vintage map
Concertina Spine and Endpapers: expandable Pendaflex handing file, will grow to almost 3" to accommodate inclusions
Pockets and envelopes: 20 from a variety of manilla envelopes and 10 from text paper. (Please see photos)
Paper: 100% cotton Canson Edition 250 gsm, great for both art and writing
Closure: African trade bead and waxed Irish linen thread


I developed this journal for a customer who has traveled extensively for many years and filed away all of his itineraries, ticket stubs, brochures, etc.. He was looking for some special journals in which to collect his wonderful memories together, and I was happy to create a journal that pleased him.

Each of the five signatures is composed of three pages of lightweight (120 gsm) Italian Velata paper and two sheets of the identical paper in a heavier weight (200 gsm). (Can be made with all heavy paper for a total of 40 pages (80 front and back.) In the middle of each signature, one of the heavy sheets has been left extra long and folded into pockets. The four tabs created by the spine each hold a grouping of manilla envelopes, cut and folded so as to make five envelope pouches for stashing little collected bits.

Each of the elements is sewn into the book separately with no joining between signatures. The covers are held together by three long lengths of Irish linen thread that come from the back and twist around African trade beads attached to the front. As your book grows with additions, you can lengthen the thread so the spine grows as well. It starts out a little less than 1-1/2" thick but can grow to almost 3"! That's a lot of scope for imagination.

A 3-1/2" square window is cut from the front cover so that whatever photo, art or text you include on the first page becomes your cover design.

Please read the description carefully and ask any questions prior to ordering. I'm always available to clarify details. Your shipping cost covers priority shipping of a single item to a US address and insurance. Shipping on multiple items may not be via Priority mail without incurring additional cost.

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Expandable Travel Journal with Vintage World Map, pockets and envelopes for photos, scrapbook, art & collecting - Made to Order

$85.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Book Board, Print Of Vintage Map, Pendaflex Hanging Folder, Waxed Irish Linen Thread, Manilla Envelopes, Slow Drying Bookbinders Glue, African Trade Beads, Heavy French Paper
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 640 reviews
  • Ships from Georgia, United States to select countries.