Category Archives: Stamps and Stamp Collecting

Stamps Commemorating UK Children’s Shows

When I was in London earlier this year, I visited the post office (of course!). There I learned that the UK does not release many commemorative stamps. The only ones they had were these stamps featuring characters from children’s television. … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I sent out a few Valentines (and did not manage to take a picture of them before hand, sorry!) and used some fun LOVE stamps from the past. But I can’t wait to get my hand on the new wax … Continue reading

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The Happy Mail Season

Remember how I disappeared for a while?  Sorry about that. It’s not you, it’s me.  I’m still always thinking about sharing mail-related ideas with you. To get me back in the groove, I thought I’d post a few random mail … Continue reading

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First Day Cover Advertising

A friend of mine recently showed me some of her grandfather’s stamp collection.  He had some great First-Day Covers (FDCs) from the 1960s.  Here are a couple of the beauties: The interesting part about these FDCs is that they came through the … Continue reading

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Letter Writing Social at the National Postal Museum

If any of you plan to be in Washington, D.C. this weekend, be sure to stop by the National Postal Museum.  Melissa over at Craftgasm is working with Erin at the NPM to host a letter writing social from 12:00-3:00 … Continue reading

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Snail-y Mail Happenings

Well, I’ve finally broken my stationery fast of 2012.   Well, to be truthful, I broke my fast just a teensy bit on February 29th. I felt a bit guilty, but it was a postal emergency!  I realized in the middle of the day … Continue reading

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Postage Stamps I Love Right Now

I just bought some more stamps featuring the artwork of Romare Bearden. I blew through my last set because they look so great on all sorts of envelopes! Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte, North Carolina so I became aware of these … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I wrote my love letter this morning.  I’m not sure if I followed all the “rules” but I’m pleased with the result.  If you need a little help getting started, go here. And even if you didn’t get valentines into … Continue reading

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2012 U.S. Postage Stamps

If you haven’t previewed what postage stamps are coming for 2012, go check out Beyond the Perf’s list.  I have already added reminders to my calendar for the whole year so I won’t miss all the ones I love.  My birthday … Continue reading

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Remembering

I often find that looking through old letters from friends and loved ones helps me remember bits of the past that slip my mind.  A school project in Massachusetts is using letters in a different way to remember the 11 … Continue reading

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