I bought a set of envelopes with vintage stamps in a 'masculine' theme from Edelweiss post. I had wanted to send one to Eric, so I had to wait until I could make up the international postage with two modern stamps that had a similar color palette. I'll leave it up to you to make the connections to the P themes and the stamps.
Via Katerina's prompt, I took part in Georgia's wonderful Art in a Box project - 20 artists creating 20 pieces of art approximately 6 x 8 inches, with each artist receiving a box at the end. I think that this is the second edition, with the theme Summer. Here is the great cover art on the box.
And Georgia's mermaid contribution.
More of the beautiful art inside coming up in future posts.
In 2002 USPS issued a set of 34c stamps (the cost of a 1st class letter back then) in the style of postcards for each of the 50 states. I've only received one of them, sent recently as the postcard rate is now 34c.
Heleen has sent me some amazing stamps issued by PostNL over the years. Most of the stamps she has sent me have been shown on my blog as part of her wonderful envelopes, but a few escaped the full treatment, so here they are. Here is one showing a pair of hares from my favorite December Stamps set, plus one featuring a stray cat. Bob, if you are looking for a connection to last week's letter M, the photo was taken on Morocco.
And here is one showing a chicken, with some great bonus details in the selvage.
When this fantastic piece arrived from Eric I knew exactly when it would be published - as part of the A-Z for Sunday Stamps. The envelope is made from a paper bag from the now defunct grocery chain, Mammouth. Eric says the bags are somewhat of a collectors item now. And he matched the stamps perfectly. They come from a 2008 set of Prehistoric Mammals.
I know some people have a dreaded fear of clowns. If that's you I am sure you didn't participate in the clown mail art call. This excellent documentation of the Cascadia Clown Parade arrived in time for Halloween in this envelope - I love the artistamps.