Saturday, January 3, 2015

Winter exchange - test envelopes part 2

Hester sent this test envelope, but as far as I am concerned it is the real deal. It is made from a sample of wallpaper! Sadly, even though the stamps are carefully hand canceled, they didn't escape a cruel scribble.

The back, with intriguing instructions on how to open - just as well, as otherwise I would have been confused. Love the birds in their Santa hats.

Hester made this neat resealable flap. And even the inside is beautiful.

And the note was written on this - I think this is also wallpaper. A very cool start to Winter exchange mail received!


  1. So cute!

  2. oh Finn, so sorry about the mark on stamps. My theory of standing in line for a hand cancellation has been dis-proved. But all in all it arrived in one piece and that is great! Fun exchange.

    1. Ah, it's all part of mail art. This is the only time I have seen this happen to stamps on mail I've received. I think the red postmark is quite faint on this one, which may be why it was canceled with pen marks. Yes, great exchange, so many different styles of envelope.

  3. Great imagination for opening the envelope!