Dave Dubé

Dave Dube

Dubé Cachets & Old Paper Art
P.O. Box 706
Helena, MT, 59624
(406) 449-5546

I’m a sixty-eight year old artist with a taste for old paper and the history behind it. Montana business paper is my specialty, but I also like any paper from anywhere that has a story to tell.

Well, it ain’t the Police Blotter or the Official Court Record, but I have to tell you I got some really GOOD INK in the Billings Gazette Sunday Magazine. Donna Healy wrote the article and James Woodcock took the photographs, and – I’m flattered.

If the article results in even one person getting the urge to put something on an envelope other than a stamp, I’ll be happy. I’m beginning to think that we’re losing the urge to create correspondence, and I don’t mean the kind that ends up in the Dead Letter bin at the Post Office. We’ve created too many Electronic Easy Chairs if you get my drift. Cell phones and handheld electronic devices have definitely changed the way we communicate, and although that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I believe that the written word shouldn’t be relegated to an album just yet. There is something very magical about getting an envelope in the mail that has your name on it. Try it. Even a doodle will do.