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*WIYM: Happy Flat Mail OCT, 2017: USA

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*WIYM: Happy Flat Mail OCT, 2017: USA
Group:What's in your mailbox?
Swap Coordinator:lou (contact)
Swap categories:
Number of people in swap:27
Location:Regional - USA & Territories
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:September 18, 2017
Date items must be sent by:October 14, 2017
Number of swap partners:10
Description:

Please check your email that is tied to your SB account for a special message from your host!

TEN partners to celebrate the month of OCTOBER! International and US version -- this is the USA (& territories) 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!

FURTHER INFO/IDEAS:

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 inside -

-- 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. PLEASE - do not send random scraps of paper unless it is very clear from your partner's profile that such things would be welcome - err on the side of caution

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

Discussion

lou 08/13/2017 #

About the stamp shown above (Scott #1548): Issued on October 10, 1974, at Tarrytown, New York, the 10-cent American Folklore stamp features a scene from Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in which the infamous Headless Horseman pursues protagonist Ichabod Crane. The short story demonstrates two qualities for which Washington Irving is best known: his humor and his ability to create vivid, descriptive imagery. Irving first published the short story in 1819-1820. He lived at Birmingham, England, at the time.

Designed by Leonard Everett Fisher, the stamps were lithographed with an initial printing of 140 million. The stamp dimensions measure 1.44 x 0.84 inches.

Postal Bulletin (August 29, 1974) & Arago/Smithsonian Postal Museum Info

shirleyinCA 08/16/2017 #

A great stamp based on a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing this information!

angelgram 09/18/2017 #

Thanks for the stamp info.

lou 09/19/2017 #

Thanks for joining, partners assigned, have a great swap!

NYTripletMommy 09/22/2017 #

Is there a certain weight (envelopes....not ourselves ;-) ) we should strive for?

lou 10/ 6/2017 #

As Robin (NYTripletMommy) posted Q, I’ll answer here also - All info is found within swap, senders choice and up to sender

MadeByRori 10/15/2017 #

Y'all. I mailed some of these last night and forgot to mark as sent. Sorry for any confusion! 😊💌

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