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The Perfect Retirement Gift

Posted by Steve powell on Tue, May 16, 2017


Retirement GiftWhen the time comes for a member of your company or organization to retire it can be difficult to find a retirement gift that is appropriate to represent what has been most important to his or her colleagues with whom tenure was shared. Many groups come to us to design and craft beautiful leather books to present as retirement gifts. Often letters from colleagues, news clippings of important events, and other momentos associated with his tenure will be fixed upon the pages of the album.


Our portfolio album lends itself perfectly to the purpose. It is filled with with 8.5" x 11" top loading pages which are easily loaded with whatever you like. The pages are made from an ultra clear polypropylene film, closed on three sides, with a heavy black cardstock sheet inside upon which the material to be presented may be easily mounted. The pages are bound into the book using posts which allow you to add and remove pages as you wish, The posts are handsomely concealed within the glazed calf binding bars which are stitched at the top and bottom to prevent them from flipping open and exposing the binding while still allowing easy access to the posts.Leather Retirement Album


Beatifully crafted quality:

All Powell Leather products are crafted from the best materials available. We take great pride in crafting products that will be as well made as they are beautiful. We hope that your Powell Leather retirement portfolio album will satisfy all of your expectations, and be enjoyed for years to come.Leather Retirement PortfolioPlease feel free to give us a call anytime to discuss an idea, ask a question, or to place an order. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Powell Leather



Topics: retirement gift, Personalized leather retirement album

African Safari Photo Albums personalized to reflect your experience!

Posted by Steve powell on Mon, May 8, 2017

The right book.

So you've just returned from an African Safari with what are unquestionably the most spectacular and memorable images that you've ever captured. These, undoubtedly, will be memories that will last a lifetime, and now you're in search of the perfect African Safari Photo Album to handsomely accommodate your new treasures. You want these memories to remain to be as vibrant and spectacular years from now as they are to you at this very moment, and it's brought you to the realization that you'll need to find the perfect album to handsomely protect them until it's time to  share them with someone once again. It will have to be sturdy enough to protect them through the years to come, while at the same time be a handsome album worthy of such a purpose. Where will you ever find such a book? Well, that's the easy part, and that's exactly what we do best!

How do I get one?Safari Photo Album

Just contact us at Powell Leather, and we'll be pleased to discuss with you where you've been, what you're hoping to achieve with your book, and how it might be accomplished. We'll be happy to work with you to create a photo album, or photographic safari journal, to reflect the character that you feel will most appropriately represent your safari experience. All of our products are crafted from the highest quality materials available in order to offer our customers lifelong keepsakes that are not only built to a standard above anything else available, but customized in such a way to reflect the character of the images contained within them.

We're looking forward to hearing from you, and we hope that you'll choose Powell Leather when the time comes to assemble a custom orpersonalized safari album for whatever your purpose may be.


Leather photo albums for hunting enthusiasts!

Posted by Steve powell on Thu, May 4, 2017

Memorable adventures

It's hard to beat the adventures that unfold when you muster the right group of friends for a hunting trip far from the bounderies of the "civilized" population.  We know how important it can be to preserve those memories which mean the most. At our shop we regularly receive calls from customers who seek just the right photo album for their hunting images so that they may re-live their adventures with those with whom they will share them with in the years to come.

Hunting Photo Albums


Hunting_Journals_and_Safari_Albums_Cascade_2.jpgWe always like to spend a little time discussing with our customers what it is that they have in mind for their book, and we usually walk away having been told more than a few hunting stories along with it.  We enjoy what we do here at Powell Leather, and that it something that helps us to do the things that we do better than anyone else that you'll find. It's our intention to build a book that you can be proud of, and will dependably serve you from here on out. We're looking forward to hearing from you, and also hearing what tales you've got to tell.

Give us a call

We're eager to hear from you, and hope that you'll give us a ring whenever you've got a custom project on your mind.



Topics: hunting photo albums

Nautical Guest Books for Yachts

Posted by Steve powell on Tue, May 2, 2017

personalized yacht guestbook

        We often receive inquiries from yachtsman seeking guestbooks with specific features to accommodate their requirements.  We've crafted custom leather guest books for everything from day sailors and mega-yachts to research vessels and even the Commissioning Book and guestbook for the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) . Whatever the scale of your nautical endeavors, we've got you covered. We're always glad to take time to talk to you on the phone to help you design a book that's appropriate for your particular situation and budget. Let us help you bring whatever it is that you've got in mind to life!

custom yacht guestbook


         We understand that developing a design for your project is a process, and we're are always pleased to make the necessary adaptations to accommodate the particular circumstances for each individual order. Yacht owners tend to seek books that will reflect the character of their vessels.


Less is more. There is true beauty in a simple design.

In most cases the right leather chosen along with a custom guestbook page design, and a simple, but distinctive mark or text are more than enough to create a guest book that people will be talking about for years. Many of our customers prefer to adapt their books to become photo-guest books by simply installing top loading photo pages, rather than the standard lined or personalized paper guest pages in their guestbooks. The paper that we use within our photo pages is a 12" x 12" heavy white archival card stock, and it may be printed with your own nautically themed page design to record the information that is important to you. When this type of page is used for a guest book it must be removed from the sleeve to be signed when guests arrive aboard, or depart from, your yacht, then replaced within guest book. yacht guest registerThese pages are easily placed in or out from the top of the sleeve. This option offers more protection your guest signatures and remarks from the environment, while offering the possibility to include protected photos wherever you like among the signatures. A photo guestbook is a great way to bring your signature lines to life. Please feel free to give us a call anytime to discuss how we might craft a custom leather yacht guestbook for you. Also, please feel free to browse our website to view some of our other great personalized leather products.

Topics: guest register, leather, custom, personalized yacht register, yacht album, yacht guesbook, nautical, guest book for yacht, ship's log