Hidden graphics printed inside airmail envelopes

Sometimes there are interesting things printed on the inside of airmail envelopes. 1. Thailand, 2. Taiwan, 3. unknown, 4. unknown, 5. Korea, 6. China (image is the Old Summer Palace ruins in Beijing) (All images from my stationery collection.)...
iPad Apple’s Pockets — But For a Good Reason

iPad Apple’s Pockets — But For a Good Reason

Yes, I know the trend-setting ship has sailed on this topic — and been back to port and out to sea again a couple of times. I’m impulsive by nature (thanks Mom) and susceptible to tech trends (thanks Dad), but it wasn’t just the price tag that prevented me from...
Five Iconic Notebooks in Film

Five Iconic Notebooks in Film

I am a highly non-linear notebook user. I usually have several on the go at once, for different purposes. I write on scraps and sticky notes much more often than is good for me. And I have a terrible habit of folding a letter-size sheet in half, writing on one side...
Postage Stamps are Endlessly Fascinating

Postage Stamps are Endlessly Fascinating

(Things I learned from hoarding foreign stationery: Part II) Okay, so I didn’t actually learn this from hoarding foreign stationery. I’ve been a philatelist since childhood, when I inherited my uncle’s stamp collection and spent a memorable Christmas...