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February snail mail projects

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International Correspondence Writing Month, and a Month of Letters, are February letter writing projects. Official site LetterMo and incowrimo.org plus unofficial site incowrimo-2020.org - although due to unfortunate events, the latter site is unlikely to be updated for this Feb.. You can also sign up for February Letters on this forum.

5 142 Surprise letters to newbies
by ginny
Feb 24, 2020 22:29:23 GMT
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International Correspondence Writing Month - 2019 edition, is a February letter writing project. You could join up over at https://incowrimo-2019.org/ a handwritten letter every day. We also welcome people doing A Month of Letters.

6 196 Suggestions for Writing Letters
by dignum
Jan 20, 2020 21:11:25 GMT
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International Correspondence Writing Month - 2018 edition, is a February letter writing project. We also welcome people doing A Month of Letters.

5 143 Replies?
by motsamicaux
Dec 28, 2018 23:53:32 GMT
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For InCoWriMo (International Correspondence Writing Month) 2017.

7 181 Waterlogged Address
by radellaf
Oct 27, 2017 5:13:04 GMT

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For guests to post questions

3 20 Any questions about the site?
by katiel
Dec 15, 2018 12:04:45 GMT


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A place for new members to introduce themselves, even if it is just to say, "Hi!" We don't bite.

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Information and guidelines for the site.

20 61 [Site News] January 2020
by Mia
Jan 23, 2020 14:57:15 GMT

Penfriendship and Correspondence

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Things in the post. Letters. Travelling Notebooks.

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Links to postal projects and snail mail on the web.

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49 363 Writing a last letter (to friends/family)
by distractedmom
Feb 17, 2020 16:55:56 GMT
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Snail Mail happenings - when and where.

10 47 Letter social events.
by christyotwisty
Jun 27, 2019 0:27:35 GMT
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Somewhere to discuss paper, pens, inks and other tools.

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76 1,401 Pony Express Rubber Stamp
by dogmama
Feb 12, 2020 10:49:17 GMT
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Looking for new correspondents and penpals? Try here. This section is not accessible to non-members or those who have not introduced themselves & participated in other threads.

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A place to talk about snail mail and the world of correspondence.

129 1,910 Penpal sites on the net / opinions, anyone?
by ginny
Feb 24, 2020 19:18:59 GMT
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SnailMail scavenger hunt - challenges announced here, and threads for your found pictures

11 31 Snail Mail Scavenger Hunt - September
by Mia
Sept 20, 2019 22:54:32 GMT

Postal Section

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Keep up to date with postal news, postage rates, postal services, and stamps for postage.

65 527 USPS Wild Orchids stamps
by PhotoJim
Feb 25, 2020 14:59:08 GMT
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A place to discuss the world of philately.

9 107 Using 30+ year old stamps
by mailartist
Mar 5, 2019 3:15:07 GMT


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emeraldscribbles: we haven't had a cold enough winter to kill the mosquitoes or flies :'( I am still seeing the occasional one flying around. Feb 19, 2020 11:59:17 GMT
Gary S: Warm again today. I was out cutting wood in short sleeves although I did wear a windbreaker when I walked down to check the mail at noon. I'm not trusting this warmer weather and want my woodpile stocked. Worst snows come in March and April here. Feb 19, 2020 22:52:48 GMT
distractedmom: Took the dog for a walk. Sunny and 35°F here today. Feb 19, 2020 23:27:49 GMT
Mia: Bought more stickers Feb 21, 2020 19:01:20 GMT
ginny: Same here, ... :wave1: Feb 21, 2020 20:38:01 GMT *
Gary S: Looked at stickers but did not buy any. I got will power....and empty pockets :haha: Feb 21, 2020 20:39:50 GMT
ginny: - willpower is overrated when it comes to stickers! Feb 21, 2020 20:40:57 GMT
Mia: £2 on stickers. Feb 21, 2020 23:53:23 GMT
Mia: RM price rise extortionate next month Feb 21, 2020 23:53:59 GMT
allanorn: @mia Do tell! Feb 22, 2020 5:42:11 GMT
Gilly: I was shocked at the price rise too Mia :atisoo: Feb 22, 2020 9:29:56 GMT
Mia: thread up Feb 22, 2020 18:30:09 GMT
voiren: I keep not daring to use my stickers! I picked some out, and they are all sitting on my table! Feb 22, 2020 23:12:52 GMT
penguy: Does the money the RM gets from stamps go back to the RM or into some general fund? Feb 23, 2020 2:39:20 GMT
Mia: It is all RM. The post office get a small commission from selling stamps (a bit more commission from printing postage labels instead of supplying stamps of the same value) Feb 23, 2020 17:18:00 GMT
PhotoJim: Back from the dead. If I owe you a letter, you may see something in your mailbox in the next few weeks... Feb 24, 2020 3:27:50 GMT
Gilly: My ex-boss (the bully) would often refuse to give customers stamps, even if they asked! He'd ignore them and stick a label on regardless! Feb 24, 2020 9:39:24 GMT
emeraldscribbles: I thought I was running low on stamps, so I bought some new ones...then found some I already had hidden in a drawer. At least I won't be running out anytime soon :D Feb 24, 2020 12:46:45 GMT
PhotoJim: I just buy stamps, and have an inventory at home. I collect them so I want to give any collectors on the other end (direct or indirect) the opportunity to have some for their own collections. Feb 24, 2020 17:51:23 GMT
PhotoJim: my stamps are the 2019 rate but the 2020 to-USA rate is convenient enough. the old $1.27 plus $0.03, or the old overweight-domestic $1.05 rate plus $0.25. Two stamps either way :) Haven't figured out how I'll cobble the overseas rate. Feb 24, 2020 17:52:37 GMT