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WIYM: Meet and Greet #1

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WIYM: Meet and Greet #1
Group:What's in your mailbox?
Swap Coordinator:lou (contact)
Swap categories:
Number of people in swap:28
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:April 21, 2014
Date items must be sent by:May 17, 2014
Number of swap partners:3
Description:

This is a new "getting to know you" swap that may continue on as a series if there is enough interest -- specifically designed for those among us that enjoy writing and would like to get some correspondence going with other group members.

We'll start out with three (3) partners for this first swap, and see how it goes.

Write or type a 1-page letter or longer, introducing yourself to your partner ... longer letters are encouraged, but not "required"

It's up to YOU as to what you want to include -- it's your profile come to life ...

some ideas/writing prompts might include:

where you live, who you live with, what you enjoy doing in your "spare" time, your favorite colors/hobbies/foods/collections, your pets and how they came to live with you, recent books you've read or movies you've seen (and/or your all-time favorite books and movies) and anything else you'd like to share with your partners -- maybe even a favorite joke or two.

You can send the same letter to all three partners, or different letters - sender's choice - and you may also choose to include photos or other flat items that you'd like to share with your partner

Once partners are assigned, it would also be great (but not required) to look at your partners' profiles and include some info that is specific to what each partner might enjoy knowing about you-

Who knows, this may be the start of a beautiful friendship, or two, or three ...

Discussion

lou 03/30/2014 #

Info about the stamp shown above: Scott 2150

The 21.1-Cent Letters regular coil stamp was issued October 22, 1985, in Washington, DC. It went on sale at many post offices nationwide on October 23. The 21.1-cent stamp met the minimum first-class rate for mailers who used the four-digit add-on number for addressees' ZIP Codes. The stamp was also available in precanceled form.

The design of the stamp featured the outlines of five envelopes arranged in an angled row which descended from top left to bottom right on the stamp. "USA 21.1" was in two lines of white type on a black background at top right.

This was the first US multicolor gravure coil stamp. It also was the first stamp to introduce a new concept in precancellation, which consisted only of an overprinted inscription indicating the intended use for the stamp. For this issue and all future precanceled issues, the marking was to consist of either a single bar or an imprinted inscription, but not both.

The designer, typographer, and art director for the stamp was Richard Sheaff of Needham Heights, Massachusetts. The gravure process was used. The stamps were issued in coils of 500 (uncanceled); 500 and 3,000 (precanceled).

Reference: Postal Bulletin (September 19, 1985).

lou 04/22/2014 #

It's time! Have a great swap =^••^=

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