A blog dedicated to showcasing the beautiful works of art that we philatelists call covers.
To my cover-exchanging friends, please try as much as possible to (1) WRITE THE ADDRESSES USING YOUR OWN HANDWRITING as these give a more personal touch to the cover (2) PLEASE DO NOT USE TAPE OR STICKERS ON THE REVERSE; the Philippine postal service damages the cover with scribbling that highly devalues the aesthetic value of the cover, which is what I am after (3) PLEASE TRY TO USE COMPLETE SETS or at least same themes when sending covers, but it is okay if this is not possible or if this would be expensive, and (4) PLEASE USE SMALL ENVELOPES, not too small, but maybe around 4"x6" or something like that; big envelopes are not very attractive unless they have many stamps. Thank you!
SASE's from my Indochina Trip
These are the covers that I managed to send myself when I visited the post office during my trip. I usually send myself covers when I travel (even internally) so that I can gauge the time it takes for transit; it's really amazing when sometimes the letter is already in your mailbox when you get back from a (no-so-long) trip! I also send myself covers for the stamps and the frankings. I usually enjoy receiving these more than I do buying those other souvenirs when I go abroad.