So you can imagine my delight when I got this awesome stack of air mail envelopes in the mail:
*GASP* Aren't they amazing? They're from all over the world: Spain, Malta, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), Costa Rica, South Africa, Nigeria - and the envelopes are FILLED with wonderful goodies!
Some of the envelopes are of the red-white-blue variety, which I always enjoy; some are that onion skin-type that is so fragile. I have always loved that type of envelope, ever since we had Indian neighbors and they would show us the letters they'd receive from their relatives back home in Mumbai (Bombay back then). I was instantly captivated by the look and feel - so different than the plain ol' letters we'd get in the mail!
And the stamps. The stamps! I believe this marks the first time I've ever received stamps from Monaco, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Kenya/Uganda (and still under British rule!) - amazing. Speaking of that last one, check out the stationery that the envelope folds out to be!
The return addresses are also varied and wonderful! Again, I can't believe my good fortune.
I may have to make this a two-part post, because I haven't even begun to tell you about the stamp lot that I received along with these beauts! Check back tomorrow for more postal-y goodness - I guarantee you won't be disappointed! :D
In the meantime, here are some collages and a clock I've done using air mail items (can you tell I really love them?):
|"Par Avion" clock - available at melkolstad.com!|