As the craftsman of diaries for Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Collins has found its way into the hearts of intellectuals and fine writing aficionados around the world. After utilizing steam-driven technology in its production in 1853, lower costs meant that Collins products found mass market appeal, and its paper notebooks and diaries have been the leading choice for generations of writing enthusiasts.
In celebration of the National Museum of History’s 60th anniversary, the museum has teamed up with Collins in producing a limited-edition of three notebooks, based on the Qing Dynasty "Curtain Embroidered with Flowers and Birds" in the museum’s collection. This is the first time Collins has used actual embroidery on its notebook covers, with three segments of the five-meter-long tapestry represented on each of the notebooks, with the Collins logo incorporated into the artistic framework. The 60th anniversary set of three notebooks will have a limited run of 200 sets worldwide.