Print catalogs and catalog companies have not endured the modern age of Eco, Techno or electronic media and the “have it now” generation.
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The USA Philatelic is one that I enjoy! The Fall 2017 Volume featured Sharks on the cover, great themes, insightful stories and articles regarding the beautiful stamp issues and products! (See collage above) #usaphilatelic You can “have it now” with a request at USPS here: (just wait for it the mail! ) USA Philatelic Catalog
Although not a collector, I like to order the commemorative and seasonal stamps. In re-imagining the Philatelic cover, I converted it to an artvelope, or shall we say a pair of “Sharkvelopes”. #artvelope Two cut from the Shark centerfold!
Hopefully, a few of my lettermo penpals who weren’t traumatized by the 1975 Jaws film will enjoy one. Mail art is another aspect of letter writing, that is fun, creative, crafty, thrifty and a fulfilling exercise! 🙂 The artvelope also opens a new topic with the person reading your letter. Something to write back about, and perhaps include silly 1970’s movie references! #mailart #envelopes #lettermo #stamps
Stamp Increase!! Thanks to member, Heather S, for reminding us that ordering now will save you a bit. She ordered hers early! Rates Increase 1/21/2018.
Helpful information on the increase here: http://blog.stamps.com/2017/10/26/usps-announces-2018-postage-rate-increase/
USPS Price Change Documents: https://pe.usps.com/PriceChange/Index
Enjoy the upcoming 2018 Month of Letter Challenge! The Forums are now open for topic posting, introductions, and more Lettermo 2018 information, including the Participant Badges, Calendar, Sheet of Stamps and more!
“Sharkvelopes are predatory artvelopes. Stamp with Caution:.” ~Cooksterz