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*WIYM: Happy Flat Mail AUGUST, 2017: USA

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*WIYM: Happy Flat Mail AUGUST, 2017: USA
Group:What's in your mailbox?
Swap Coordinator:lou (contact)
Swap categories:
Number of people in swap:25
Location:Regional - USA & Territories
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:July 18, 2017
Date items must be sent by:August 12, 2017
Number of swap partners:10

TEN partners to celebrate the month of AUGUST! International and US version -- this is the USA version [details below about the stamp shown above]

Mail can be in whatever form sender chooses -- letter, packet, poster, whatever you choose -- but please do not just send a postcard with the name of the swap - that does NOT cut it

Send happy mail that is FUN for your partners to receive

This is NOT a postcard swap!


Flat mail, so shouldn't be expensive to mail (like packages can be!). If you join, you'll typically have 10 partners (if at least 11 join the swap).

Happy mail outside - pretty-up the envelope with postage stamps, colored pen address, stickers, doodles, Washi, etc

Happy mail, so include things inside that are fun to receive - maybe a letter, along with things that your partner would like: such as Washi tape samples, stickers, blank postcards, stationery, notecards, comics from newspaper or printed off internet, photos you've taken, ephemera if your partner likes that (random things, etc). Send things that you'd be happy to get, that's a good thing to keep in mind.

You don't need to send the same thing to all your partners, and it's a fun way to look through the things you have and share!

Must be a WIYM member in good standing

You do NOT have to send identical swaps to each of your partners

Note: If less than 11 join, you may have less than 10 partners, but will have no more than 10 partners, no matter how many join

Please mail within the time provided - you will have over 3 weeks


lou 06/16/2017 #

Info about stamp shown above, issued 50 years ago this summer:

This 5-cent Search for Peace commemorative stamp was issued on July 5, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, in conjunction with the Lions [Club] International convention. As a part of its 50th anniversary activities, the Lions sponsored a "Search for Peace" essay contest, and the commemorative stamp reflects the theme of this program. The contest invited young people ages fourteen to twenty-two from the more than 120 countries and geographical areas served by the Lions to submit plans for world peace.

Bradbury Thompson of Riverside, Connecticut, designed the stamp. Thompson based the vignette on the ancient Greek symbol for peace, the dove and laurel branch, from Jacob Bryant's "Analysis of Ancient Mythology."

The stamp was printed by the Giori press, issued in panes of fifty, and authorized for initial printing of 120 million.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (June 8, 1967).

btbeth 06/23/2017 #

^^Philatelic porn^^

shirleyinCA 06/24/2017 #

Thanks for the interesting history of that lovely Peace stamp! Issued 50 years ago . . . and sadly we still must search for peace more than ever . . .

MisplacedfromPA 07/16/2017 #

I am dropping from this swap due to being so busy. I will be back for the sept one. Have a great summer!

lou 07/19/2017 #

That's too bad, Michelle - "see you" soon, we hope!

lou 07/19/2017 #

Partners assigned, have a fun swap!

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