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Bristol, free shipping in Australia:
http://www.fishpond.com.au/Toys/Strathmore-28cm-by-36cm-Bristol-Smooth-Paper-Pad-20-Sheet-Strathmore/9999437444650

Claybord
http://www.fishpond.com.au/Arts_Crafts/Ampersand-Claybord-03cm-Flat-Panel-23cm-x-30cm/0707310010919

Just Google AUSTRALIA + BRISTOL, etc. 



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> On Mar 18, 2016, at 11:02 AM, gretchen halpert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Dear Geoff, Mali, and the GNSI Listserv,
> 
> I have a distance student in Australia who is trying to obtain bristol board (or something similar) and scratchboard, both for use with crow quill and ink.
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> A $7 pad of bristol board from Dick Blick racks up a $100 shipping fee. I thought I could purchase supplies for him here and ship them myself, presuming Blick has a minimum shipping fee. I got no where with Fedex. UPS estimated $197 plus import taxes for what I proposed to be a 5lb, 11x14x3 package. This was their cheapest rate. USPS was around $100.
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> I ran into this when I taught pen and ink and scratchboard in Tawian a few years ago, so I ended up purchasing all the supplies and packing them in my suitcase. But I am, unfortunately, not on my way to Australia.
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> Do any of you have experience or suggestions for this student? (Is this a topic more suited to the forum or the GNSI Facebook? We now have three places to post.....). I think he already looked into shipping from a closer country, but hasn't found an affordable rate.
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> Thank you for any advice.
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> Sincerely,
> 
> Gretchen
> 
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> Gretchen Halpert
> Illustrator/educator
> Scientific Illustration Distance Program
> www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com
> www.gretchenhalpert.com
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