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I love the name of this department, Exotic Postmarks! What does that bring to mind for you?
Besides stamps, as shown in this sample article, I think of postcards, penpals, old letters found at an estate sale, vacations, Agatha Christie.
Or, how about a Vintage Paper Fair held three times a year in different CA locations? I recently read about this at the blog, where Annie at Curbside Treasure (don’t you love that name?) wrote about it in her May 24, 2009 post. The pictures in her post are samples of exotic postmarks.
How many other Vintage Paper Fairs are going on around the world? How about a story highlighting them, their dates and places with some bloggers/writers/visitors offering feedback on what can be found there? I am dizzy with possibilities!
Exotic Postmarks, will be a regular department featured in Letters & Journals. I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions for this department.
hi jackie, thanks so much for linking my post to your blog 🙂 i admit i have lapsed from letter/postcard writing but i really want to get back into it. your magazine sounds really exciting & i will definitely keep an eye out for it.
oh and this year the vintage paper fair came to san francisco 3 times! i'm not sure about next year though.