Monday, November 23, 2009

Vintage stationery spotlight: Laff Letters

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Tonight I'll share a few views of some of my favorite vintage stationery (a la eBay): the WWII-era Laff Letters.

Laff Letters vintage WWII stationery box

As the box says, "letter and envelope in one," so pretty much a postalette or fold-and-mail concept.

Laff letters WWII stationery - back

The back of each design has a joke that tends to be racist or sexist or both... I guess they are a product of their time.

Vintage WWII-era "Laff Notes" bulletin design

I love the return address space in this "bulletin from" design, and the "atoms for peace" vintage stamp is one of my favorites.

Laff Letters with vintage stamps

I sent the above "last minute news" design to my late grandfather about a year ago - I tried to use a WWII/veterans theme in the stamps, or at least stamps that made sense for his lifetime.

5 comments:

  1. how fun! i'm a big fan of fold-n-mail, but love the vintage ones even more. i usually get aerogrammes from family in india, or at least i used to, but we don't seem to have anything like that in canada.

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  2. Absolutely fantastic! Never seen anything like that. Thanks for showing those.

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  3. I just purchased these in awesome condition, box and all from a garage sale, 2 boxes for a buck! I think I may head back to get more!

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  4. Anonymous - I think you had a VERY lucky find!

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