- writing paper.
- writing materials, as pens, pencils, paper, and envelopes.
Origin of stationery
- any writing materials, such as paper, envelopes, pens, ink, rulers, etc
Word Origin and History for stationeries
1727, from stationery wares (c.1680) "articles sold by a stationer," from stationer "seller of books and paper" (q.v.). Roving peddlers were more common in the Middle Ages; sellers with a fixed location were often bookshops licensed by universities. The Company of Stationers, one of the Livery Companies of the City of London, was founded 1556.