Posts by Jackie

Walt Whitman Stamp

The USPS releases the new Walt Whitman stamp today as it celebrates the 200th birthday of this American poet. This stamp is used for 3 oz mailings. I think it’s a beautiful stamp – the colors, the background, the lone bird.  The Whitman stamps is part of the Literary Arts series by the USPS. Others…

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State Fair Stamps & State Fair Postcards

Last week I wrote about my annual search for the newest postcard from the Minnesota State Fair. What I didn’t think to include was the 2019 release of the State & County Fair Stamps from the USPS this July. There are four images included on this sheet of 20 first class postage stamps. Here’s some…

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Roald Dahl Postcard Set

I recently purchased this collection of Roald Dahl Postcards on Amazon and am having fun sending cards to people of all ages. This set of 100 Phizz-Whizzing postcards was created and published by Penguin – Random House (UK) and sells for $16.97 on Amazon. Many of the illustrations, including the one on the cover of…

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Minnesota State Fair Postcards

Postcards from the Minnesota State Fair are fun to find! I make a point of finding the featured postcard which is created from a poster used to promote the fair. Each year they commission a new print from a different artist. Here is this year’s print and a link to artist info. Like any state…

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Mailbox Notecards

I was recently visiting The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis when I came across this set of Mailbox Notecards published by Chronicle Books. The package was wrapped, so I couldn’t see the cards, however, there was a picture of the cards on the back (see below). I had already made my purchase and was on…

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A Visit to the Vale Typewriter Shop (Minneapolis)

storefont of typewriter shop

I wasn’t using any of my three typewriters very much, so I recently decided that it wasn’t just a new ribbon that the two manual typewriters needed, but a good cleaning. I found a shop about 30 minutes away that does typewriter cleaning and repair. (My third typewriter is an Olivetti 900 X, which is…

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Frog Stamps

frog postage stamps

Not everyone loves frogs, but those who do will love these stamps! They go on sale today at the USPS. A sheet of 20 costs $11. Would you like a postcard with one of these frog stamps? Leave a comment and I’ll randomly send up to 20 cards or postcards. You can put your name…

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Sesame Street Stamps

sheet of stamps feauturing Sesame Street characters

These colorful stamps go on sale today, June 22, 2019. The sheet of 16 stamps retails for $8.80 at the USPS site, or wherever new postage stamps are sold.

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Tea & Tattle with Naomi Bulger

envelope with flowers

A pen pal recently sent a postcard with a mention of this podcast episode featuring Naomi Bulger. I had not heard of the Tea & Tattle podcast which hails from the UK, but I sure did enjoy it. I am a fan of Ms Bulger and enjoy her work immensely. Her interview was a delight.…

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Mail Art Collection

mail art envelope

Mail art comes in all forms including themed stamps, decorative writing, stickers, Washi, illustrations, rubber stamped images, and so much more. I recently went through my box of saved letters and decided to take share some photographs of a variety of mail I’ve received over the years. This is just a sampling.   Which is…

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