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March 21, 2021

26. Letter locking and Star Wars stamps

26. Letter locking and Star Wars stamps

Episode 26

Any new acquisitions?

Nock Co Waxed Canvas Brasstown

Jeweler's loupe, and brass shims for tuning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxHM6JjScRs


 What projects are we working on?

Evan- Postal Bulletin _ postmark

 Evan’s January postmarks started getting delivered March 4th

 John- fountain pen tuning

 Getting back to sealing with clear sealing wax out of a glue gun and dried flowers

 Dr. Chien Shiung Wu stamp and sending it off for postmark

What is going on in the stationery world?

Jana Dambrogio has been busy!


 Videos on this fold! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_awvL2O4PVY 

Even made NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/science/locked-letters-unfolding.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur 

 Related: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/buried-ash-vesuvius-scrolls-are-being-read-new-xray-technique-180969358/

Stamps we haven’t mentioned yet that are coming out soon. New postal bulletin won’t be out till after recording (for new postmarks)


New non-machinable (75c) stamp 


Diamine Reddit ink (don’t know if there is a show preferred store to link to for something so available): 



Letterlocking projects we have already done

 John- Dagger lock

Tuck lock

 Evan- A.Dumbledor



One of our listeners, Janet Faughtwill be puting on a Letter Locking class in June


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