Two decades ago, when I was entering the Army and writing letters to new pen pals, I started to seek out interesting stationery. Being the end of the '80s, even Barnes & Noble could carry something attractive and fun.
These are sheets from two pads I bought nearly 20 years ago, then lost, then found again in the last few years. They were put out by a company called Paper Moon (not Paper Moon in Ohio or Paper Moon in Rhode Island), or more accurately Paper Moon Graphics (not PMG in OK, nor PMG in NC; it was probably, indicated by this site, PMG in Culver City, CA, though my pad says Los Angeles). Now, however, I can't find any trace of the original company, just a dozen independent firms all calling themselves by the same name. How discouraging.
And I see by the cardboard backs of these pads (which I retained) that one of these pads of paper was designed for Paper Moon Graphics by Robert Fitch, and it was printed in 1993. That would probably be the darker pad with the large sun in the corner. These pads were handy because they were nice enough to look at, intriguing designs and vignetting, yet there wasn't too much room to write a lot in. You could jot a quick note or a couple pages to someone and be done with it. Or maybe I assume too much and the people I wrote to felt a little ripped off by tiny notes written on busy paper. Huh.