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Kumpel 2019 Calendar

by Kumpel

This is a simple 2019 calendar from Kumpel.  The set comes with monthly calendar for 2019 and a wooden base to place the cards in.  What makes this calendar unique is that calendar is produced with the same material by using the same technique to produce a 硬券 (kouken), a old train ticket printed on a thick paper.  Also same as a train ticket each printed with a serial number, this notebook is printed with a serial number, each different, at the right top corner of the calendar.  There is no same serial number, so enjoy the only one calendar just for you.  The wooden base is Japanese cedar which is also used as a sleeper as for train railroad.

Kumpel is a quite new stationery brand established in 2017 by Yamaguchi Securities Printing Inc established in 1921 as a printing company to print tickets.  They have been printing tickets for many train and bus companies such as Japan Railway Company and Tokyo Metro, but due to the degitalization of train tickets from paper tickets to pre-paid IC card, needs for paper tickets decreasing.  Therefore, they decided to challenge themselves in a new industry which is stationery.

* Calendar Size: 17cm x 11cm (6.7” x 4.3")
* Wooden Base Size: W12cm x H2cm x D4cm (4.7"x0.8"x1.5")

* Made in Japan
* Vendor: Yamaguchi Securities Printing Inc
* Limited Quantity / No Restock