picture of the box set of 100 bookstore postcards

I hadn’t planned to get the World’s Greatest Bookstores: 100 Postcards Celebrating the Most Beloved Bookshops as I have so many postcards already. But when the set of 100 postcards went on sale for $10, how could I resist? Apparently, I couldn’t and now I am sending out more postcards than ever to justify my…

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  The USPS has four  stamps coming out for Halloween. The Spooky Silhouettes stamps feature digital illustrations with black silhouettes in differently colored backlit windows. The images include a cat, two ghosts, a spider, and three bats. These stamps will be for sale on October 11 and are first class forever stamps (currently .55). For…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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