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Phil’s Stationery is Midtown’s best vintage sign

July 20, 2020

When it comes to throwback store signs, few have the appeal of this one at Phil’s Stationery—a small shop that has been selling pens, pencils, paper, and other stationery and office supplies on 9 East 47th Street since the 1960s.

The faded lettering, the highlighter shade of yellow, the missing signage for Xerox copies…it’s the kind of old-school sign that for a few moments on a grimy stretch of Midtown transports you back in time to another New York.