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Posted 02/08/2022   7:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Partime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm sorry, but I searched and could not find this topic.

I picked up a cover, discovered an interesting letter inside, and wonder how many of these types of things you have in your collection. Please post letters (or postcards) with obvious stamp collecting correspondence between the two parties.

As a starter, here is a letter from 1936 (exact date not clear) where Les Thwaite from Sydney has sent a letter to his collecting buddy, F Scheid, in Sacramento, California. Inside, he is thanking his friend for some recent items, and then he is asking for specific US stamps: Mt Rainer and Crater Lake from the National Parks Year Issue of 1934. He is also asking for the Mother's Day stamp of 1934. Those are quite common stamps of today, found in almost everyone's US collection, but I wonder if they were able to complete the trade and proceed onto others?


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Posted 02/08/2022   7:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldboldandbrash to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I ought to post all the instagram and email correspondences I have with people that go so far and then end nowhere either because I was too lazy or they were. We're all guilty of it, no?
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Posted 02/09/2022   03:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's an unusual one from my collection. It's written in Bolak, a.k.a. the Blue Language, an artificial international language published by Léon Bollack in 1899.



Translation:

Havana, Cuba, [23 or 25?] April 1901.

Very dear Madam,

I have seen your name in a list of scholars of B[olak], and I note that you persevere in this language.

Please tell me how it progresses in your country. May I request permission of you to correspond with me in B[olak] for practice? If it is not inconvenient for you, send me some postage stamps of the last issue of your country, and I shall do likewise in return-post to you.

Put my name in a list of your friends,

Your [servant?]
JOSE M. ROVIRA

Zulueta 32 A. -- Havana, Cuba

*****

Regarding the uncertainty of the date, Señor Rovira wrote "dovistel", which is nonsensical; he must have meant either "dovister" (23) or "doviskel" (25). In the closing, he wrote "serf" (proletarian), but presumably meant to write "sarf" (servant).
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Posted 02/16/2022   09:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JoJo3391 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a few letters I found. I've got a few more I just have to find them. JoJo


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