Old envelopes provide a lot of opportunities for artists and crafters, and today’s selection is a treat: lots of stamps, bright colours, a little fancy writing, and at least one connection to an earlier blog post. Onward!
Although these two are going to the same person, their details differ enough to justify posting both of them. These are the envelopes that went with the letters from Scotland that I wrote about a while back—remember Olive and her dislike of The Beatles? They were mailed in 1965 via air mail, with a slight disagreement on the postage amounts.
What I love most about air mail envelopes is the red and blue (or black, occasionally) border. I tend to associate it with travel.
In 1993, Father Arthur Smith mailed a letter from Antofagasta, Chile, to a Mrs. Helen Smith in Toronto. His sister, perhaps? We have a nice selection of stamps here, and what’s really cool is the address written on the typewriter.
The back of the air mail envelope.
Here’s the back of a plain envelope that y’all can use, too. A little wear, some scuffing.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s selection. See you next time with some more free vintage images for your collections.