Hi everyone. I recently visited an online map where people who share a very unusual niche hobby place a pin where they live, voluntarily including an address or name if they'd like, and I found to my pleasant shock that a fellow enthusiast lives only a few blocks from me. He/she left a contact address but not a name, and I'd really love to write to this person, but I have no idea what the normal etiquette is for addressing a personal envelope to an unnamed recipient (to be clear, I don't mean the letter itself, but the envelope). [more inside]
posted by Buddy-Rey
on Apr 14, 2013 -
Looking at the Universal Postal Union pages
on the matter, addresses on envelopes are usually right-justified and appear below the stamp. Why is this the case. Also, are the UK and Ireland the only exceptions?
posted by Talkie Toaster
on Aug 1, 2012 -
Looking for the brand name of a wallet that was featured in glossy high fashion magazines such as Vogue probably over a year ago. Basically a wallet/pouch made of leather with gold printing of either a postcard, letter, or mailing address on the outside of the wallet/pouch thing. [more inside]
posted by Jimmie
on Jul 18, 2009 -
About ten years ago I picked up an amazing collection of 114 (mint condition, plastic-sleeved) vintage first day issue stamps/envelopes at a thrift store. Been simplifying my belongings and I'm thinking it's time to sell them. Hey you stamp collectors... what are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Jan 19, 2009 -
I want to print a variety of different sized envelopes on my Mac Mini and cheap-o Lexmark 232 printer. I want to include bar codes.
I do not have, nor do I want to guy, Office Mac, which i know has the feature. Don't know about iWork from Apple. NeoOffice can't do it. Snail Mail program looked interesting but doesn't work. AbiWord may or may not do it; it's moot since it crashes repeatedly.
I'm actually having to block print these envelopes by hand! Ugh.
posted by banjomensch
on Feb 11, 2007 -
I have an envelope that's about 10"x13". Inside, I have maybe 15 pages of college application materials. And I have $3.90 in stamps. How the hell do I know how much postage I need for this thing? Should I try to figure it out myself, or should I just take it to the post office and have them figure it out?
posted by punishinglemur
on Oct 1, 2006 -
Does there exist an Origami form that is an envelope suitable for a letter-sized piece of paper? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie
on Aug 7, 2006 -
Several years ago, I bought two huge boxes of standard envelopes from Costco, thinking “Isn’t this great? I’ll never run out!” I stuck them in my basement and completely forgot about them. I found them the other day, but now they are all sealed (due, I suppose, to humidity and time). Is there any way I can unseal 5,000+ empty envelopes?
posted by grateful
on Jun 21, 2004 -