31 December 2021
«Who would throw away a personal letter? Not one, not unless she was good and angry, and in that case, the letter would be burned, at least in the movies, where it would be tossed into an open fireplace or else lit by hand and held until the recipient's fingers nearly ignited with symbolic fury. Otherwise, letters were tidily folded back into their original envelopes and (if you were an organizer) tucked into files marked "Correspondence" or, at the very least, shoved into a shoebox or the bottom of a desk drawer. Postcards might spend some time affixed to the refrigerator first.
Instead of letters, will future biographers comb through Facebook feeds, Twitter threads, email chains, and collected texts? Is there any choice?»
Pamela Paul, 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet
Archived in MAIL WORDS
29 December 2021
Letter sent by Imma (PC). By the way... Have you written your letter to the Three Wise Men?
|Correu Reial = 'Royal Mail'|
You can post it in this special postbox...
|Buzón Real = 'Royal Postbox'|
And don't doubt it will arrive on time! The Three Kings can preform some kind of magic... ;)
28 December 2021
26 December 2021
The United Kingdom
The United States of America
24 December 2021
23 December 2021
22 December 2021
21 December 2021
20 December 2021
19 December 2021
This letter was sent by Phillip (the USA) on 11 February 2021, and reached me 2 months and 2 days later, on 13 April. The combination of the stamps and the pictorial postmark turned out really nicely.
And a couple more of letters with winter stamps, recently received from Laura (the UK):
17 December 2021
I have never sent stamps from the United Nations (I will try one day!). But I have received some of them. Bryon sent these recently, on the back of two postcards. They were written on 29 October, and arrived on 25 November. Not ad!
I wonder why they were cancelled twice, by hand and mechanically. One of the postcards was cancelled on the front side, which is not strange in the mail from the USA:
15 December 2021
Sometimes a post on Mail Adventures leads to more mail... Heleen (the Netherlands) saw these postcards featuring maps and decided to send a map from the Netherlands. And with a matching stamp, belonging to a favourite series!
13 December 2021
|"The books transported her into new |
worlds and introduced her to amazing
people who lived exciting lives."
From Matilda, by Roald Dahl
Illustration by Quentin Blake
|L'Édition de Luxe, 1910|
Lilian Westcott Hale
|Picture on a 1874 newspapers|
(One of Queen Victoria's sons?)
|From an illustration on|
The Illustrated London News, 1874
William Worcester Churchill
12 December 2021
|Dartmoor (1951) & New Forest (2005)|
|Pembrokeshire Coast (1952) & The Broads (1989)|
|North York Moors (1951) |
Cenedlaethol Eryri/Snowdonia (1951)
|South Downs (2010) & Peak District (1951)|
|Lake District (1951) |
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs (2002)