Time to write a letter…

 

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Thailand commemorates International Letter Writing Week circa. 1970

Dear reader of my blog,

I hope this letter finds you well.  Do you mind me asking, when was the last time you wrote a letter?  Continue reading Time to write a letter…

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When is a stamp not a stamp?

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When is a stamp not a stamp? When it’s a TangleSTamp!

It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it’s actually a good question!  Continue reading When is a stamp not a stamp?

“Ambassadors of art and life”

The stamp is an important object. Although very small in format, it carries a message. Stamps are a measure of the culture of a country. This tiny, rectangular piece of paper links the hearts of sender and receiver. It is a bridge between peoples and nations. The stamp knows no borders. It reaches us even in prisons, asylums, and hospitals, and wherever we may be on earth. Stamps should be ambassadors of art and life Continue reading “Ambassadors of art and life”

Under the Microscope

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A selection of my collaged ‘jigsaw puzzle’ notebook covers featuring tiny stamps from various countries

Making a collage out of postage stamps is quite like completing a jigsaw without a picture on the box to guide you: Continue reading Under the Microscope

A TangleMail Theme Song

Retro postage stampsEvery day, I send a little bundle of TangleMail out into the world; and because the majority of my customers love stamps just as much as I do, I make a special effort to use attractive stamps on the envelope. There have been some beautiful British stamps issued over the years, and those issued in decimal currency (from as long ago as 1971 – pre-me!) are still valid as postage Continue reading A TangleMail Theme Song