Our new Kickstarter has launched! The goal is to print 250 sets of 4 by 6 inch postcards from Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji series which includes the Great Wave, Red Fuji, and Fuji in a Storm. These will be designed as a sequel to last years Tokaido Road postcards and will be printed again by Shuffled Ink of Orlando, Florida.
This Kickstarter campaign has been completed. You can view it HERE.
The Hokusai Wave Pocket Notebooks are no longer available for sale. We printed 1,000 notebooks and they will not be reprinted.
The Hokusai book is the fourth in the Art Stamp Series. The American, French, and Hiroshige Art Stamp books in limited editions of one hundred, signed and numbered, with stamps mounted by me, are sold out. They are all still available as basic, do-it-yourself stamp album editions with no stamps mounted under “Books For Sale.”
Railway Station Press is dedicated to keeping all of our books in print. However, the limited edition books, the playing cards, and the postcards are printed in limited quantities and will not be reprinted.
I have added new pull down menus and “Pay by PayPal” buttons. I am in the process of listing Field Notes, Mouse Books, Kenspeckle letterpress printed cards, and Chris Manson’s incredible letterpress printed broadsides. They will all be for sale. I apologize for not having a shopping cart capability, but you can purchase items individually. Any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tokaido Road Postcard set has been printed and it looks great. There are 55, 4 by 6 inch postcards with seven duplicates. The price was $25 per set with mailing by Priority Mail for $8 to United States addresses only. It was printed on thick 350gsm card stock by Shuffled Ink of Orlando, Florida in a limited edition of 250 sets. I used Shuffled Ink for the printing of my two playing cards decks. This set is no longer available.
The perfect bound, blue cover, version of “Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road on Japanese Stamps, 1958 to 2019” is available for $28 with S/H an additional $8 to United States addresses only. The book is 114 pages in beautiful full color and was printed by TheBookPatch of Phoenix, Arizona. More information is available at the Kickstarter project page as mentioned in the post below.
Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road Book
A copy of the perfect bound, 114 book in full color shown below. Shipping to United States addresses only and is included in the $36 price.
The 3rd in the series of Art Stamp Books features the 55 Japanese stamps issued from 1958 to 2019 of Hiroshige’s Woodblock prints of the stations of the Tokaido Road. The Road linked the business capital at Edo (Tokyo) and the Emperor’s residence at Kyoto.
This is a limited edition of 100 copies with six stamps mounted in each book for $45. The book is spiral bound for easier use as a stamp album. The book is also available with a perfect binding and a blue cover for $28 with no stamps included.
We at Railway Station Press are hard at work on our second deck of poker sized playing cards. The Kickstarter can be seen HERE.
Above is the Tuck Box for the deck. This is a collaboration between Stuart Bradley, publisher of Railway Station Press, and his sister Artist Jean Bradley. Jean has been painting a series of portraits of American Indians. She has painted over half of the paintings we need to complete this deck of original artwork. Here are some examples of cards:
This is the Queen of Spades card.
This is the six of Diamonds card.
We have a new Kickstarter here that lasts until April 15th. We are trying to raise money to have the 1893 Chicago Midway Playing Cards professionally printed in poker size with rounded corners and custom printed tuck boxes. We are offering some of the limited edition letterpress printed playing cards and history cards.
The companion book will be in color in a 7.5 by 7.5 inch format. It will reproduce the letterpress printed playing cards and the history deck of the Midway. There will also be historic photographs, maps, and additional information about the Midway of the famous 1893 Chicago World’s Fair also known as the Columbian Exposition.
The society dedicated to the collecting of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair memorabilia and historical research has posted a superb write-up of this Kickstarter HERE. They have posted pictures of the BB&S foundry, the newspaper use of these character ornaments, and other background information. Thank you Scott Cummings and Randy Hercey!
Here is the tuck box that the playing cards will come in. The cards have been ordered and will be available mid-April.
Now a Kickstarter HERE. There will only be one hundred copies printed. They will be signed and numbered. The Kickstarter ends on April 4th.
We are offering a collectors guide to Mouse Books and the Mouse Book Club LLC of Chicago, Illinois. They have published 47 of these pocket size (3.5 by 5.5 inch) books in the last three years. Railway Station Press is independent from the Mouse Book Club.
Each of the 47 books gets one page in the catalog with the cover reproduced in color, a numbering system devised by Railway Station Press, information about availability, and a description of the book’s contents. Many of these limited edition Mouse Books have already been sold out, so they are highly collectible.
One could only look at the success of Field Notes to see where the Mouse Book Club is headed in the future. The early books will become hard to find! Their first book, the First Edition of “The Dead” by James Joyce, featured on the cover of this catalog, was printed in a limited, numbered edition of 500 and is sold out.
This $15 collectors catalog is 58 pages in color, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, and can be pre-ordered, or you can pledge on Kickstarter. This book will be limited to one hundred, numbered and signed copies.
Here is the cover of the Mouse Book Collector: 2020 Edition available in April.
Our new book is 42 pages and in color. It reproduces two letterpress booklets showing numerous ampersands and has a detailed history of Railway Station Press. It sells for $10 plus $4 shipping to U.S. addresses.
Due to the hard work of our Paris translator, Alexandre Mallet, we have a version of this book in French. It is four pages longer than the English version as it takes more words to express the concepts in French. The price is $10 with $4 shipping in the United States, $10 to Canada, and $15 to the rest of the world.