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    I really like the mini art prints! And the little fish are ace, haven't had one of those for ages, used to get them in Christmas crackers. Nice website Cole, I will be following.

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    I rec'd a reply from the incomparable Mr Brian Gray with his Edison Pen Co drool-worthy bookmark. Those pens look like precious gems or luscious candies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon07 View Post
    I rec'd a reply from the incomparable Mr Brian Gray with his Edison Pen Co drool-worthy bookmark. Those pens look like precious gems or luscious candies.
    Yes, me too. Wonderful of him to take the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by writingrav View Post
    Yes, me too. Wonderful of him to take the time.
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    And another nice touch was him using his artist proof Edison Nouveau Encore LE to write the letter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon07 View Post
    I rec'd a reply from the incomparable Mr Brian Gray with his Edison Pen Co drool-worthy bookmark. Those pens look like precious gems or luscious candies.
    Oooh did someone say bookmark? I collect bookmarks and would love to see a photo of which one he sent you. That's awesome that he sent you a letter. I received one from Mr. Michael Sull and I think I'm going to frame the letter and envelope at some point in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribbean_skye View Post
    Oooh did someone say bookmark? I collect bookmarks and would love to see a photo of which one he sent you. That's awesome that he sent you a letter. I received one from Mr. Michael Sull and I think I'm going to frame the letter and envelope at some point in time.
    I will try to remember over the weekend.
    Even more miraculous was that it survived the transit without being creased or mangled.

    Wow Michael Sull ..... that must display some nice writing ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie.in.Dixie View Post
    Thanks, Cole! This is exactly the kind of thing I was thinking of. You have a lovely site and I have subscribed to the RSS feed as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffer View Post
    I really like the mini art prints! And the little fish are ace, haven't had one of those for ages, used to get them in Christmas crackers. Nice website Cole, I will be following.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caribbean_skye View Post
    Oooh did someone say bookmark? I collect bookmarks and would love to see a photo of which one he sent you. That's awesome that he sent you a letter. I received one from Mr. Michael Sull and I think I'm going to frame the letter and envelope at some point in time.
    Here it is along with the Goulet Pen Co one that came with LE Edison Nouveau Encore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Hi guys! This is my first post here! Just discovered this forum thanks to @gourmetpens!

    I saw this post this afternoon and it motivated me to finish a post I've had in drafts about the enclosures that I actually use with my letter writing. They are all small, inexpensive and flat! Perfect for mailing.
    Here is the link to the post.

    Also, another post about an enclosure I sent (a bracelet made with a special knot) and some words about actually including enclosures with your correspondence.

    Humbly submitting those for your consideration. Hopefully you find something useful there!
    Great ideas for tuck-ins! And I found an interesting relative to the fortune-telling fish. I can't wait to receive my supply of [them] in the mail and start including them in the letters I'll be sending out in the near future.
    Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy...but here's my letter. So write me, maybe?

    If you're an InCo pen pal, please PM me first if you'd like to write to me. Thanks!

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    I design stickers of characters, usually cute and a little edgy. Since I have to order them by the hundreds I always enjoy dropping them in envelopes, in the tip jar (with cash) at the coffee shop, etc. I love to get them printed on good materials, but I don't sell them and I certainly have no use for hundreds of stickers, so it's fun to share and a nice way to make a connection. Often mail friends ask what I've been up to, this is my way of sharing.

    So far I've done buck toothed bunny, Payback Squirrel, and I'm waiting for the Grumpy Emperor to go to print in April.

    Want one? Send me your address!

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    I'm sending something with a Canadian historic value...Hope no one at the custom will steal "my precious" gift!

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    Once i saw stationary you could plant. It contained flower seeds and the receiver would have a pot with wildflowers, but i don't know about customs and seeds, if it's save to send.

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    Bogon07 - Thanks for sharing, that is neat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribbean_skye View Post
    Erm, it depends on what you have and what the other person enjoys. As a numismatist, whenever I encounter another one I tend to "tuck in" a dollar bill. Now if they are American I may tuck in an extra one I have, if they're not American I tend to tuck in one from where my parents live. I've also received (and loved) bookmarks. Sometimes people have handwritten a treasured/favourite recipe and sent those along (I love to try new things) and even a comic strip. Hope that helps you with some ideas.

    This isn't really tuck in, but as a teenager, my pen pals and I would paste cut out of things from magazines onto the letters (may want to fold the letter first, that way you're not pasting on a fold) that we thought was particularly interesting. Plus it made each letter unique and added something to look at besides ink colour.
    I love bookmarks. I bet unique ones would make a treasured tuck-in.
    How about an article cut out of a local paper that you find particularly interesting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaimann View Post
    Ooh, look at the new stationery.
    This group is not going to be healthy for my wallet.

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    I make my own envelopes so sometimes I'll tuck in an envelope within an envelope. on occasion people have sent me their own homemade envelope inside, blank, for me to use.
    I've also gotten ink cartridges, Origami, paper, and of course photos.
    I think some people have an inferiority complex about how boring their lives are and who would want to know about my daily routines... so they get writers block. As for me the daily routines are
    what I like! Sometimes people include recipies of something they made last night (alas, no samples, yet...)... pictures of their house, neighborhood, vacation, kids, pets, grand kids. They all
    help round out the total picture of the person you're writing.
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    A friendly reminder: Thursday, April 18 is "Poem In Your Pocket Day". Replace "pcoket" with "letter", and you have a great tuck-in idea.

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    Daily routine or snapshot of a day in the life. Great idea. Maybe an unexpected exchange with a stranger, the coffee shop employee you know but don't really know, a cashier. Or a joke you liked during late night tv monologs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ullixx View Post
    Once i saw stationary you could plant. It contained flower seeds and the receiver would have a pot with wildflowers, but i don't know about customs and seeds, if it's save to send.
    I was given some of that... paper permeated with wildflower seeds. It's a pretty cool idea. I didn't write on it, I just put it in the garden somewhere... I wonder if anything grew??? I've mailed dip pen nibs.
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