Friday, June 25, 2010

Goodies from the National Postal Museum

The whole shebang

A VERY generous pen pal who is lucky enough to live in Washington, DC sent me this pack of goodies from a recent visit to the National Postal Museum. I have often longed to go there, but this pack from the Alphabetilately exhibit is surely the next best thing. ("ALPHABET + PHILATELY or Alphabetilately is the alphabet of philately:" basically A to Z in stamps. Don't ask me how to pronounce it, because I have no idea.)

Paper goodies + v-mail reproduction

She sent some postcards, groovy bookmarks, and an awesome V-mail reproduction...

Paper goodies from the National Postal Museum

and they were all free for her! Admission is free, the goodies are free... ain't the Smithsonian grand? (The National Postal Museum is a branch of the Smithsonian.)

Prescription label: mail addicts anonymous

I got such a kick out of the mailing label she used. Potential side effects: JOY!


  1. Wow, that's a packet of treasure. Makes me want to visit the museum too.

  2. Cool pack of stuff! Mailing label is hilarious. I was just thinking the other day that I'd love a road trip to DC... It's a sign!!

  3. yeah im saying let us all get a road trip together and go LOL !!! Road trip . road trip . beer run . Oh wait that is another subject LOL !! Love it though and would die if I got something like that in the mail . great post and thanks for sharing .

  4. Ah I was just in DC a couple of weeks ago and was planning to visit this museum but didn't have time. Darn, now I wish I'd hussled a bit more and made it over there!

  5. How fun! That is totally ace!
    Love the stamps and the goodies you got.
    I wonder if there is a web site to order it?
    I just ordered some colorful postcards from Papaya.
    I'm so looking forward to receiving them in the mail soon.

  6. I'd love to get my hands on that prescription label... any ideas on how I could track it down?

  7. Weims - No idea. I was the recipient, not the sender. Maybe the sender will ring in with a source.

  8. So glad you all enjoy these items-- the National Postal Museum is my absolute favorite thing about living in DC (plus, it's right off the metro and easy to get to).

    The dog is Owney:

    Also, that tag... uhm... I think it's a 7 Gypsies piece but one that I picked up 3+ years ago.