Monday, September 17, 2018

Letters & Journals Blog Has Moved

The Letters & Journals blog has moved to Wordpress. You can find it here.

If you're kind enough to include a link to L&J from your blog or website, please let me know so that I can send you a thank you card!

The new website is still in its beta stage and is being updated and tested as we continue to enrich and expand it. Your feedback is welcome.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Antarctic Postmarks

Exotic postmarks have an allure and charm about them, especially the more well-known and scarce postmarks, such as mail postmarked from the Titanic or the Hindenburg.

When I heard about an opportunity to possibly receive mail postmarked from Antarctica, I prepared four envelopes and sent them off to the first two addresses listed on this government website. I wanted to see if I received anything before sending to all three locations.
There's no guarantee that you'll receive your stamped envelopes back, but I thought it was worth a try and was glad to see two of them show up in my mailbox with their deliciously clear postmarks-  especially on the envelope above with the postage stamps of Arctic explorers.
These both came from the McMurdo station as you can see from the postmarks above.

I've previously posted about postmarks here and here.

Do you collect postmarks? Do you have a favorite or a place you wish you could have one from?