Crane

Give Us Liberty

Our story started over 200 years ago, when craftsman and entrepreneur Stephen Crane made a statement, not just with his fashion-forward breeches but with his decisive action in opening the Crane paper business in 1770. The resulting Liberty Paper Mill was just five miles from Boston and it opened for trade only two years after the British occupied the town. With the mill’s very name, Crane stood for spirited individuality from day one.

Revolutionary Potential

If the pen is mightier than the sword, it’s about time we gave the paper its due.
From patriotic newspapers to colonial currency, our 100 percent cotton paper has long been the material of choice for the connections and exchanges that inspired the United States of America. Members of Boston’s activist elite were among Crane’s first customers; a certain Paul Revere used Crane paper for his engraved banknotes – banknotes that went on to help finance the Revolution. Along with friends, family and customers, Stephen Crane expressed his fiery patriotism, free-thinking and ambition whenever the opportunity presented itself, even at a little event called the Boston Tea Party. From the early days of the Liberty Paper Mill, Crane has strived to make a statement.

Family Values

Thankfully, Stephen Crane passed on his passion and skill and his son Zenas grew the company well beyond its walls. In 1799, Zenas found the perfect location for a new mill along the banks of the Housatonic River in Dalton, Massachusetts.

Since that day we’ve been a part of the Berkshires – and our values have stayed in the same place too. For over 200 years, Crane has been recognized for the quality and craftsmanship of our papers. Banknotes, government proclamations and stocks and bonds have all been printed on Crane paper.

But we’ve held on to our independent roots too. The Crane name has long attracted trailblazers and game changers; from the Roosevelts to Jimmy Fallon, we’ve helped some iconic people convey their individuality and care in every message they send.

Globetrotting

The mid-1800s bought a new era for Crane. Carrier pigeons everywhere wept as the envelope and postage stamp became Europe’s chic new way to correspond. With the arrival of the postal services, the continent developed a passionate love affair with our personalized paper – one that still has hearts racing today.

From the cafés and boulevards of Paris to London’s smoggy cobblestones, Crane’s craftsmanship and effortless elegance won the brand legions of devotees. After all, grand affairs of the heart, the state and business deserve correspondence that does them justice.

A Lasting Impression

In the 21st century, Crane’s values continue to stand out. Like you, we hold honesty, passion and freedom of expression close to our hearts – meaningful, personal communication should be worth the paper it’s written on.

Forward-thinking individuals still swoon over our eco-friendly 100 percent cotton paper and still choose our handcrafted, personalized stationery to express their style and creativity.

Crane Pearl White Monarch Envelope

$18.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Monarch Envelope

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Pearl White Monarch Envelope is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Ecru Sympathy Block Note

$18.00
Crane Crane Ecru Sympathy Block Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Ecru Sympathy Block Note is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Ecru Peacock Feather Note

$29.00
Crane Crane Ecru Peacock Feather Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Ecru Peacock Feather Note is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Ecru Octopus Note

$29.00
Crane Crane Ecru Octopus Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Ecru Octopus Note is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Pearl White Leopard Card

$29.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Leopard Card

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Pearl White Leopard Card is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Ecru Equestrian Note (Discontinued)

$29.00
Crane Crane Ecru Equestrian Note (Discontinued)

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Ecru Equestrian Note is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Black Bordered Ecru Note (Discontinued)

$20.00
Crane Crane Black Bordered Ecru Note (Discontinued)

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Black Bordered Ecru Note is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Ecru Navy Bordered Fleur De Lis Note

$20.00
Crane Crane Ecru Navy Bordered Fleur De Lis Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Ecru Navy Bordered Fleur De Lis Note is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Ecru Pineapple Note

$29.00
Crane Crane Ecru Pineapple Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Ecru Pineapple Note is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Pearl White Red Heart Bordered Card

$24.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Red Heart Bordered Card

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Pearl White Red Heart Bordered Card is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Pearl White Blue Florentine Note

$20.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Blue Florentine Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Pearl White Blue Florentine Note is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Pearl White Peony Note

$32.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Peony Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Pearl White Peony Note is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Pearl White Merci Thank You Note

$19.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Merci Thank You Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Pearl White Merci Thank You Note is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Ecru Bee Note

$29.00
Crane Crane Ecru Bee Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Ecru Bee Note is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Ecru Vintage Airplane Note

$29.00
Crane Crane Ecru Vintage Airplane Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Ecru Vintage Airplane Note is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Downton Abbey Engraved Crown Note

$32.00
Crane Crane Downton Abbey Engraved Crown Note

DESCRIPTION

The Downton Abbey Engraved Crown Note is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Ecru Motorcycle Card

$22.00
Crane Crane Ecru Motorcycle Card

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Ecru Motorcycle Card is available in-store and online at Dromgoole's.

Crane Ecru Regent Blue Bordered Note

$20.00
Crane Crane Ecru Regent Blue Bordered Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Ecru Regent Blue Bordered Note is available for order on-line and in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Pearl White Palm Tree Note

$29.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Palm Tree Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Pearl White Palm Tree Note is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Pearl White Queen Anne Lace Note

$29.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Queen Anne Lace Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Pearl White Queen Anne Lace Note is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Ecru Navy Bordered Monarch Card

$20.00
Crane Crane Ecru Navy Bordered Monarch Card

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Ecru Navy Bordered Monarch Card is available for order on-line or in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Pearl White Goldfinch Note

$20.00
Crane Crane Pearl White Goldfinch Note

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Pearl White Goldfinch Note is available for order on-line and in-store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Navy Notebook Small

$9.00
Crane Crane Navy Notebook Small

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Navy Notebook Small is available for order on-line and in store at Dromgoole's.

Crane Espresso Notebook Small

$9.00
Crane Crane Espresso Notebook Small

DESCRIPTION

The Crane Espresso Notebook Small is available for order on-line and in store at Dromgoole's.