Tuesday, July 12, 2011


this is going into my album called unusualities. (i would have called it oddities, but that sounds too critical) it just seems rather unusual that someone who would spend this much time on an envelope would then go to the post office and have them put a meter strip on it. i met this penpal at one of the IAMPETH conventions. IAMPETH is the International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting. they have a website and an extensive list of lessons for free. it is one of the best resources on the internet. they focus a little more on the pointed pen styles.



  1. I can tell you the answer. Sometimes when you stand at the counter after having been in line for awhile, you are tired when the clerk finally gets to you. You have a hand full of envelopes and maybe a package, and you forget to say, "Use postage stamps, please". Those clerks do it the fastest way, and before you know it out pops a label, and it is already being affixed to your work of art. It has happened to me! (This is not my beautiful envelope, but I have 'been there'.)

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  3. So true, I've had that happen to me and it's so upsetting.